Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Betty's scarecrow 5

I made a pieced circle for the scarecrow head.  I used the tutorial you gave about using freezer paper and a glue stick.  I traced the bottom of a spray baste can for the size.   The hair, hands and feet are free motion thread painting, also the face I did free motion.  A bit of thread painting on fabric for the bird nest.  I started with the head and kept putting fabrics around until I was a little larger than what I needed.  Then trimmed to size when I was done with the appliques.
I bought the April/May issue of the Quilter Magazine.  It has a patten for the branch with the birdnest.  It turns out is was too large for my block so I sketched it smaller.  I hope that isn't illegal.  I am giving the magazine credit for the design and I am enjoying the rest of the magazine!
A bird has made a nest on scarecrows hand.  That was my idea but I am sure I am not the first person that has ever done this same thing.  Cat wants the bird but dog is keeping guard!

I have sewn my two sections together.  I edited my post so I could stick the picture in.


Stefiko said...

This one turned out really cute! I love it! I love the patches on the scarecrow.

Pam in Texas said...

You did a fantastic job. Wow on the creativity!I love all of it. I can't wait to see how you top this one. You have set the bar pretty high for yourself. I guess we are getting ready for rule #6, huh?

Marie said...

Adorable! I love your creativity.

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Ann T. said...

LOVE IT!! What a clever use of the theme and rule/technique from this rule. You are so clever, and this will just go along so nicely with the rest of your blocks. As far as I am concerned, you can use any pattern or idea that you can find. Giving credit goes a long way, and keeps us legal, right? And I love what is in Quilter's magazine. There are always fresh and fun ideas.

Anonymous said...

Your quilt is looking wonderful!