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Friday, April 29, 2011

Betty's scarecrow 6

I hesitated to start because of the pieced curves.   So I decided to try to keep it simple.   I used WOF strips and although my curves were gentle the whole thing came out kind of warped.  Lack of better description.  So did I start over?  No.  I didn't want to waste fabric.  I cut the pieced strip into chunks and sewed them back together.
You can't tell can you?   I should have kept quiet!   lol.  After my struggle with the green and brown I was too chicken to continue it into the sky.  My sky is one blue piece.  When I regained my thoughts after all that....
weeks later... I began putting machine embroidery designs onto it.  First was the little 'house' on the left.  Now we have a spring setting with the birds building in the birdhouses and kids planting the garden.  The scarecrows are helping with that.

I sewed 6 to the rest of it.  I have been doing quilt as you go.   So I  am showing a picture of the back.  The first four sections are sewn together,  since they were smaller.  I added #5 with the red/black flannel and #6 is added with the blue/tan flannel.  I am doing it similar to the Kate Woods six hour quilt method.  That way I don't need sashing or strips of fabric to join my blocks.

I was tickled to put the Outhouse in #6.  How often do you get the opportunity to put one of those in a quilt?
LOL.  (Or even want to!)

7 comments:

Marie said...

I think your curved strips look great! Your embroidery is adorable. Your quilt is so unique and fun. You chose a good theme and I'm looking forward to see what you do with the next blocks.

annmarie said...

The grass & ground look just fine, Betty. And the whole scene is so cute. Great idea.

dq said...

Your quilt is just so fun and has so much of your darling personality in it. I can't detect any probs with curves -- nice work.

Moira said...

Cute!

dorine said...

This block is darling! Cannot tell it is cut and resewn. Great job. Your embroidery is so beautiful!

Ann T. said...

You have done a great job, again. Love your garden and your scarecrows. Your brown and green curves are perfect and your house is so cute. The birdhouses are very darling also. Super cute block.

Stefiko said...

I think this is my favorite of yours Betty! It's very darling! I love the birdhouses. And you really can't tell that you did any doctoring on your freehand piecing.