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Wednesday, February 29, 2012

A Bird In Hand Mug Rug


I've been planning this quilt for a couple years. (It doesn't count as a UFO if you haven't cut into the fabric yet does it?) I bought the background fabric at a going out of business sale and absolutely love it. It has tree names. However, as I was stitching the bluebird down, I discovered that it also has phrases like "the forest is burning" in it.

The bird is raw edge fused applique that was machine stitched with a blanket stitch. The quilting is by hand using quilting thread. The branch is hand quilted using Pearl cotton. This little quilt measures 8 x 12 inches.

Here is a little more detail on the bird. You can see some of the forest is afire language. I like this little bird and will probably be using the design on a few more things in the near future.

Modern Mini Challenge

14 comments:

  1. Thanks Annie. And thanks for stopping by. Your encouragement is greatly appreciated.

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  2. Darling! I love that little bird and the wordy background!

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  3. What a cute little mug rug and bird! That would be strange to read "the forest is burning" among the tree names!

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    1. Thanks Connie. It was very strange to see that.

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  4. What a perfect fabric for your project!! Love the hand-stitching for the branch. Great job!

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    1. I knew it was perfect for a bird when I first bought it. It just took me forever to come up with the right bird.

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  5. How cute is this! The background really suits the bird in different ways!

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  6. He's so cute! Love the background! Thanks for linking up to the Modern Mini Challenge! Good luck!

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    1. THanks Jennifer. And Thanks for hosting the challenge. I really enjoyed all of the inspiration quilts.

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  7. Just love your little birdie!

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