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« on: March 03, 2012 11:34:23 AM »

well, this is a bit hard to explain - the birds with the big eyes were screen printed and then dyed with wax resists, in several colors (batik, sort of, but I think with the screen print you can't call it batik now?)

Anyway, if you are interested, you can look on my blog here: http://blotchandthrum.com/blog/?p=335 and here: http://blotchandthrum.com/blog/?p=344

The rest is commercial fabrics. Then it was machine quilted on my tiny machine, and I'm trying to be brave about, and I'm pretty happy with it.

The binding I tried to do a scrap binding, a few inches of each color and that was tough, getting those 45 degree angles to line up...


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« Reply #1 on: March 03, 2012 12:30:02 PM »

Oh my goodness, this is wonderful! I love the little bird, such a great expression on his face!

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« Reply #2 on: March 03, 2012 01:54:34 PM »

Wow, what a stunning quilt!

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« Reply #3 on: March 03, 2012 05:29:06 PM »

Very nice.  I like how the yellow bird is 'outside the box'.
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« Reply #4 on: March 04, 2012 09:18:12 AM »

So beautiful! Makes me want to get better at sewing......................... Cheesy

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« Reply #5 on: March 05, 2012 07:51:09 AM »

What a fantastic little art quilt! so colorful & creative Love it!
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