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Tuesday, November 19, 2013

For the Birds


I had a difficult time finding any fabric which I thought worked as a bird wing so I made my own! The two birds in the outer border have wings made of individual small paisleys which I fussy cut and appliqued using the starch method. The wings were preassembled before stitching them on. 
Here are the other birds -



I'm not sure what to do about this one's beak and may just let the fabric design be the beak.

I'm trying to finish the embroidery on the center panel and applique borders by the end of the month. Dare I say it? I think I might just make it or come very close!

Until next time, Mayleen

11 comments:

  1. Your bird wings look amazing - especially that first one - wow! Your whole center panel is a delight to look at. Good luck with your goal :0)

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  2. Go Mayleen - I can't wait to see it in person!

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  3. I thought that block looked familiar - I have been trying to decide if I will make this quilt or a different one in the book - your block is lovely!!

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  4. Wow! I love your birds - I admire your attention to detail and patience required to put these together. All the best for your November goal.

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  5. Your Phebe is looking wonderful

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  6. Such fun wings. This quilt is really going to be a treasure!

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  7. Your Phebe is fabulous! I love your additions....;o))

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  8. Beautiful! Your fabric choices are stunning. This is a treasure.

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  9. Your birds are absolutely stunning. Your work is beautiful.

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