Monday, June 2, 2014
Following Your Muse... or a Random Act of Quilting
I have not been sewing much lately... and thus not much blogging either. We had a wonderful time this past week with our friends, Kathy and Tom, visiting from New Mexico. They moved there from New Jersey about 5 years ago and we really miss them. So we were really looking foward to their visit for so long... and now it's hard to believe it's over.
So I finally got back to some sewing over the weekend. I have been playing with some designs using old lace pieces, old cutter quilts, etc. I decided to follow my muse and see what came of it.
I started with a piece of blue and white old quilt - a cutter quilt. And believe me this was truely a cutter quilt - with most of the backing in shreds and part of the quilt top missing. Even the cotton batting was bunched up in spots. Certainly something that has seen better days and perfect for repurposing.
I started with my bluebird and added some embroidery.
Then I added some flowers, leaves, more embroidery and mother-of-pearl buttons.
I added a nice polka dot border and big stitched around the edge.
Here is my finished Blue Bird quilt. It is small and sweet and so much fun to make!
This will probably go up in my Etsy shop shortly. It was just a fun piece to satisfy a random act of quilting! I might have to make another!