Monday, September 26, 2011

Getting creative...

Sarah had a baby shower to go to this weekend...the baby's room is going to be done in birds. She decided as part of her gift to paint another gourd birdhouse. I think this is gorgeous! I just took a couple quick snaps of it while she was here.
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Below is my work.
Or at least the beginning. It takes as long to mark the fleur de lis as it does to sew them..or almost.
I am using a variegated/multicolored thread. It is a personal choice. I was not sure I would like it so did a sample first and I really like that it shows up. Part of what shows here is the pencil marking...hoping it comes out in the wash as it always did for my mom.

There are other markers out there, but am always afraid I won't get chalk out....plus, if it came off easy, then afraid it would get brushed off before I got the quilting done. And there is a blue marker...kind of like a magic marker...you have to get it out with plain cold water first, but have heard some people say that the marks come back. So, didn't want to try that for that reason, but sure would have liked it for others. The pencil markings are so hard to see...

14 comments:

Maple Lane said...

What a lovely quilt.

I love the gourd birdhouse too. Such fun colors!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Rose, Love the gourd birdhouse... I need to get some of those for the trees in our backyard....

AND--that quilt is awesome... Love your colors... And the design... Awesome!!!
Hugs,
Betsy

Montanagirl said...

Love the birdhouse! And your quilt will be gorgeous.

Small City Scenes said...

Cute idea the gourd birdhouse and the painting is nice.
It looks like you have the fleur d'lis is fitted just fine. MB

Gill - That British Woman said...

I adore that bird house and your quilt. I am always concerned about the markings not coming off a quilt as well,

Gill in Canada

EG Wow said...

The fleur-de-lis look very complicated, Rose!

Joyful Quilter said...

Cute bird house. Your quilting looks great. If you plan on washing your quilt after the quilting is done the blue markers will wash out.

George said...

That birdhouse gourd is beautiful.

Clara....in TN said...

Beautiful birdhouse and quilt. Your quilt makes me want to get back to my embroidered quilt squares. maybe soon!

don said...

That's a great looking bird house. The quilting problem was a new one for me. An interesting dilemma to mark something so it can be seen, but totally disappear when washed.

Sandra said...

like that gourd and beautiful work on the quilt

Ginny said...

Gosh, you are both so talented!!!!! Beautiful gourd and quilt.

Caron said...

I wish I could paint like that - it's beautiful.

And look, I was right! Your quilt is perfect.

Mary said...

Birdhouse and quilt both great! You are two talented ladies :-)

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