Saturday, February 11, 2012

Scarecrow 14 & 15

This will be the top of my quilt.  I broke the rules on this one.  I wanted to extend the tree from earlier clue so I did it the best I could.  That meant changing the size of rules 14 & 15.   I had found a vest at goodwill store so I wanted to use the scarecrows from it in the quilt somewhere but these scarecrows were pretty big.  Part of the design was knitted right into the sweater and parts of it are appliqued on, so I had to cut around the entire design to use it in the quilt.  I appliqued them each onto big pieces of flannel so that I could have one in each upper corner of the quilt.  The blackbirds were here and there on the vest so I cut them off the sweater and put them in the tree.  I had to laugh at myself because the whole time I was making the tree I was trying to think of something to put in it besides leaves.  While I was cutting up the vest , I was thinking the extra birds are cute,  I should find a place in the quilt for them.
Now I need to attach this section to the rest of the quilt and make some borders.


Pam in Texas said...

Betty, you have done a nice job incorporating the rules and special finds. I am confident that those scarecrows feel more at home on your quilt than they did on that vest! You have me excited about seeing it all put together. Are you going to put scarecrows on the borders?

dorine said...

How clever of you! The bending of the rules turned out to be a plus. This is a really cute addition. Can't wait to see it all together.

Ann T. said...

What a find. The scarecrows are darling and I love the tree. Can't wait to see it all put together. We have enjoyed your scarecrows so much. Thanks for joining us!

Moira said...

Love it!

Connie said...

Looks beautiful and it is always fun to do something different, love the tree!
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