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Friday, October 25, 2013

Stuck in Neutral



Ever since I got back from North Carolina I am having a hard time getting anything done. I unpack right away, I am tired of living out of a suitcase and want my stuff easily accessible once again! I still don't have the binding sewn down on this quilt, hence the clips running all around it.



It started with me cutting the binding all wrong,. Yes I chopped them off so I could not sew them together. Urrgh!



The wings on the bird are from the same piece of fabric and I like the look.



The leaves don't look so blue in real life, I love the stripes!



These started out as lolly pop type flowers. When it was up on the design wall they looked like giant red blobs. I took some scissors and free hand cut them so they would look a little bit more homey.
My husband said their house is mostly red and blue! I think this will work.



I was feeling a little wifey today so I made Bob his favorite cookies, oatmeal raisin. This will make him happy when he walks through the door.


How is this for cute? I got some plans for it, now I just need to kick myself into gear!

Statistics on the bird quilt:

Background is quilted with random straight lines first. I used Aurifil and set my Bernina on 4 stitch length using my walking foot.

The stems and leaves were fused down next and quilted using a free motion foot.

 The bird and then the flowers were fused down last and quilted using a free motion foot.

Quilt size is 14 x 21

Design is my own.

Kelly

21 comments:

  1. I just love the bird quilt! Your fabric choices and quilting are perfect.

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  2. A wonderful conception and design. What is not to love about it. The recipients will be thrilled. As will Bob when he sees those oatmeal raisin cookies. What a woman!!!

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  3. I love those wings! Cookies sound good just about now. Have a good, productive weekend!

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  4. The bird quilt is perfect. THanks for the how to. My husband loves those cookies too! Maybe I should spend some time in the kitchen as well!

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  5. It does look like you've been productive. Even cookies, wow! I've done the same thing with the binding. You just have to shake your head and sew another piece on.

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  6. I like your bird quilt very much. Great choice of fabrics! I especially like your striped leaves and how you turned the stripes different directions. I never would have thought of that. I am sure they will love it! I bet Bob will love his cookies too! Yum!

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  7. Love the quilt, especially the red flowers. Good call on that shape. You'll come out of your funk soon. You always do. Maybe we need a Quiltini breakfast?

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  8. Love your leaves and flowers! Good luck fixing your binding.:)

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  9. I love this piece so much! Of course you had me at bird.
    thanks for sharing the process of how you made it.
    What a good wife - men just love cookies don't they.
    looking forward to seeing what happens with the embroidery piece.

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  10. You read my mind. As I was looking at your little quilt I wondered if you had quilted the background before adding the applique.. and you answered my question.. Thanks. It is really cute.

    I just made a batch of oatmeal, black walnut, craisen, white chocolate chip cookies. Talk about decadent.

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  11. I love your bid piece--and those flowers are great! I hate it when I cut binding too short--aaargh!! And it's always with fabric that I don't have any more of....I have in the past pulled some of it off and just sewed on another piece of contrasting (like red) and then re-attached and it looks very different! A little bit folksey--and retro...Maybe not better, but easier than removing ALL the binding...hugs, Julierose

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  12. Your bird quilt is fabulous !!!

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  13. This is such a gorgeous piece, Kelly! Great fabric choices. Don't you just hate it when you chop the binding too short... gah... I've done it too! LOL I was thinking you could add in a pop of red where you chopped it too short and call it a design feature. ;o)

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  14. I LOVE your bird quilt!!! Such a beautiful design and gorgeous fabrics! Will you piece an extra bit of binding in to the bit you cut off?
    Those cookies look yummy, can I have one? That vegie stitchery is so fun, and I just know you'll make it even more fun.

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  15. I like the background fabric on the bird piece.

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  16. Quilt, cookies and stitchery.... I think you may be on the way to recovering your enthusiasm
    I think your bird quilt is looking wonderful.

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  17. Ah perfect!!! Love the red and blue. You did a wonderful job on this one too. Sounds like you are getting back into your routine. Sometimes it just takes a while.
    Now what will you do with that embroidery?????

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  18. This is just such a lovely project, Kelly! It is so special and I know that it will e well received.

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  19. Love it Kelly, I'm sure the recipients will be delighted! Thanks for sharing your process and statistics!

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