Sunday, February 10, 2013

A flock of Cardinals

  I spent the early part of this week recovering from the bedroom redecorating.  Seems my eyes don't like wallpaper dust.  For the first part of the week my right eye was red and swollen, so I thought it was a good time to just sit around and catch up on some applique handwork.   But before I show you that.....
..... At last this is ready to be quilted.  How many times have you thought you did the math only to find that your math skills are fading?  Really it was just an EQ error, no EQ didn't make the mistake I did.  There was supposed to be a flange between the green border and the log cabin border.  The only way to show that in EQ (that I know of) is to add a tiny border and remember that its really a flange.  Well I forgot...OOOPS!  So the flange became a tiny border of pale yellow.  It made me so mad that I made this minor error, so I shoved it in the closet till the mood past.  So it took a couple of months, I never said I was the most easy going person....LOL 
 The applique was designed by me with pencil and paper.  
Okay now here's what I did while in recovery... Block one of the Jingle BOM is complete.  I did a Hungarian chain stitch for the stems.  Might redo this block, this stem has a little wonky under the bottom bird.  Funny thing how Erin chose cardinals....Great minds think a like!  But I was first!....LOL....Actually I think this block inspired me to get out my cardinal quilt and get it done... Thanks Erin!
 This block is from an old BOM that I purchased when our LQS went out of business last year.  There was only 6 of the 12 blocks, but they were 50% off so it was a good deal that will make a cute throw or wall hanging.  
Until next time "Quilt out of your Comfort Zone!"
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  1. These look great and good to know your eyes feel better.

  2. Okay Miss Perfectionist! Even God doesn't make every stem perfect! It's adorable...don't sweat it! Love the Bunny too! Whats the name of that series...I'd like to see the rest of it.

  3. well I think it sets off the borders! AND had you not said ... no-one would have know ...or been bothered! Just enjoy your beautiful quilt xx

  4. I love your Christmas quilt. It has the elements of traditional patterns that I love; the star, log cabin, and applique all in one quilt. Can't wait to see how you quilt it!

  5. All of your projects are absolutely beautiful Lea!

  6. LOVE this quilt. Sew gorgeous.


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