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Monday, March 7, 2011

Betty's Scarecrow 4


Here is my section 4.  Lots of rain falling.  From the skies and the eyes.  The umbrella is needle turn applique.  I appliqued each color on, starting with the red.  I used a glue stick to hold the piece in place, one at a time.  I am going to make the handle a little more visible, it is too thin now.  The reverse blocks are 3 dimension windmills, made with folded fabric squares and stitched into the seams.  I always wanted to make some blocks with that method.  I hope that passes for the reverse blocks. 

I had to chuckle when I got the scarecrow done.  The umbrella isn't over his head. If he only had a brain.
He made me think of Mary Poppins!  LOL.  The lion could use a spoonful of sugar!  He doesn't mind all that rain.  He is just a little bit heartbroken but he has more courage than he realizes.

7 comments:

Ann T. said...

What a CUTE block. I say your reverse blocks are perfect. I have never tried that technique, but it sure looks nice. Your lion and scarecrow are darling, too. Thanks for sharing.

dq said...

I think your scarecrow likes the rain. Betty, I love your stories as much as your quilt.

Tracy said...

Cute block! You are really developing your theme.

annmarie said...

Very cute, Betty - I love how you make your characters come to life!

Marie said...

What a fun block! I love the windmills, and the scarecrow and lion are adorable. I love your creativity.

Pam in Texas said...

Thanks for the chuckle on that one. You did a good job on it. Very creative. I'm looking forward to seeing it all together.

desertskyquilts said...

Love the way you explain how you got to where you went. The whole thing looks so wonderful together, and I like all the little embroidered words you add, too.