Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Work in Progress Wednesday


I just can't pass up a good sale.  For the last 20 days Burgundy Buttons had a "Christmas In July" Sale!  Picked up this unique fabric by Ty Pennington "Impressions".    Not only am I a sucker for sales... but Birds & Sales... Count me in !

Threw together this cute little topper as a gift for my daughter-in-law and friend, Deanna.  Another sucker for birds (and sales) !!

I fell in love with the focus fabric and the coordinating pieces fell into place. Aren't those birds sweet ?

The design was "as you go" -- but after sewing "Keyholes" by Anka's Treasures I was familiar with how to sew around a center block -- it was fun to re-familiarize myself with the process  (and special thanks to DH for idea bouncing... fabric juggles).

It came together pretty well -- I only wish I had cut the border a bit wider.

Next up, choosing the backing fabric.  Although the white/gray flowers match perfectly, I'm leaning toward the batik as the color is just perfect for fall -- and you can flip the top and use it longer in the season.

Need to quilt it, bind it and gift it for Saturday night! 

Wish me luck !


Thanks for stopping by & have a wonderful week!

Karen

PS. Linking up to WIP Wednesday by Freshly Pieced and to Esther's WOW Blog.

6 comments:

  1. Those are beautiful fabrics! Thanks for linking up.

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  2. Wonderful fabrics and it came together very nice.
    Bunny

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  3. Hey, this is pretty - yes, those birds are wonderful :D

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  4. I love the design and the color! Very pretty how you sewed it all together! What a beautiful gift. Good luck in getting it all finished in time.

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  5. Beautiful design and fabrics! I made a Keyhole quilt too!

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  6. What a striking quilt! Birds & sales...making me laugh. :)
    Thanks for linking up to WIP Wednesday.

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