My evening guild is having their annual retreat this week, so the prep for that has occupied my studio time. I like to have things already cut out so I can arrive there and sew, sew, sew! Yesterday, I cut out the 792 pieces for a quilt I have had wanted to make for a while now. It will use a tiny portion of my Japanese fabric stash.
|It sure doesn't look like this will make a 54 x 66" quilt, does it?|
|As you can see, it will be a colorful bird!|
|The father, whose ties they are, wanted a wall hanging. This is 50 x 50, and I think it looks terrific.|
|I used the rounded squares panto because it looks manly.|
The background fabrics came from the shop in Dahlonega.
|The ties are sewn down with a decorative feather stitch, using bronze colored Glide thread. It gives the project a bit of shine. The Dresden plate center circles are from one of the ties that is a solid black silk-satin fabric.|
|I found this plaid fabric in Cumming, and I think it is perfect for the back of this quilt.|