(1) getting a pedicure
(2) celebrating your happiness
(3) triple-word Scrabble scores
I liked that they could be posed different ways, I even did one sitting down with his legs splayed out. Three are running, some have glasses ... some have two-part beaks and some don't.
Some time ago I bought a little pose-able artist's figure that I never got around to using. I knew I wanted the chick to look like he was running, but for some reason I just couldn't get the legs to look just right. My little figure came in handy for this one!
The pattern used a background cut at 10 x 13, but there was a large center block that I opted not to go for. To bring the quilt up to the size I wanted, I used a 5" vertical sashing; it finishes at approximately 50 x 60. I wasn't too sure about it at first but heck - it's a quilt! I don't think the child who gets this one will look at it and say "take it away! the sashing is too wide!"
When I was searching my stash for ideas about the sashing and border, I saw this piece:
it's cute as all get-out and would have been great for the theme, but the color was all wrong!
So I re-stashed it for another time. Since the birds themselves were all different blues, I went with blues for the sashing and border, and I wasn't too particular as long as they were pretty much in the same color range - no greeny or purply blues. This helped me use up scraps, and I think it made an interesting border!
The back for this won't be a big deal, I can use some of the fabric I got at Hancock's last December.
Well, enjoy your Wednesday, so forth and sew on til later