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Jan 6, 2019

Sunday Evening String

Greetings all! I didn't think I'd get back to sewing but Mr. Cowboy didn't need me for feeding so I was able to sew a couple of days and was able to finish the string quilt top.
I used a type of tissue paper as a foundation and had to peel off the pieces from the back of each block.  Whew! That took a bit of time.
Then it was on to the borders. Gene asked about the size of the blocks. They are 9 1/2 inches unfinished. Also, someone asked about the coordinating colors.....that's a funny story that I'm sure we've all had to deal with. The fabrics were in a box that got pushed back to the dark side of the closet...hehehehehe, so when I found it the other week I couldn't remember what I'd saved them for and there was no design instructions saved either. So, string it would be.


 After sewing on a 1 1/2 inch strip of the reddish fabric because I didn't have much of it left, I added a 4 inch strip of the moss green.

I really had to think about the last border because I knew I need to use black but it was going to look "non interesting!"  After sleeping on it, I came up with the idea of adding birds
I had a book by Bea Oglesby, "Birds - Flowers Album" which I love, so I've decided to place several birds around the black border. This first one is the Scissor-tailed Flycatcher.
I will also add branches and leaves. I plan to stitch each bird, branch and leaf onto the black border before I stitch that border onto the rest of the quilt. If some of the bird parts flow into the quilt, I'll fold that part out of the way, stitch the border to the quilt and then finish the part afterwards.



7 comments:

A Left-Handed Quilter said...

What an great idea to keep the last border "interesting"!! I have that book, too - and I found your little bird on page 72/73. It will be fun to see which of his friends you decide to include - LOL - ;))

Needled Mom said...

The bird really adds that special pop. What? Other people find hidden boxes too? I thought I was the only one.

Gene Black said...

I love the idea of the birds on the border. It is always fun to see what creative options you come up with.

diane said...

So clever. So creative. Brings much enjoyment for us to read about.

Joyce Carter said...

Absolutely gorgeous Rhonda! I love the addition of the birds on the border. Makes it very interesting.

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