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!


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


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

  2. Wonderful fabrics and it came together very nice.

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

  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.

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

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