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Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Yard birds

Three things to be happy about:
(1) getting a pedicure
(2) celebrating your happiness
(3) triple-word Scrabble scores

I did finish the Yard Bird quilt top I started a couple weeks ago -  I really like this little pattern, those little eggs were too cute!

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


  1. I love the way this turned out with all your original little touches.

  2. This is so cute! I love how each one has such a different personality. Great quilt.

  3. Cute, cute, cute! Love the running one!

  4. Yard birds is a success! I actually love the red print too - does it match the birds "hair?" How about for the back? I love your quilt!!


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