Wednesday, December 11, 2013

1000th post giveaway project

I was excited to hear that, despite cold temperatures and less-than-reliable postal carriers, Kelli received the gift I made for her for my 1000th post giveaway!
Kelli told me she likes bright blue, the little bluebirds I show on my blog from time to time, and wanted something in fabric.  With that inspiration, I sat down and created a fabric block for her:
The base was a heavy vintage upholstery fabric that has a lot of stability.  I layered a beautiful old hand printed fabric from San Francisco (the blue with the hydrangea) and then used a bluebird printed on fabric as the focal point.
I make so much with neutral colors that it was fun to throw in some brights!
I put this very old hand made doily over the hydrangea printed on the fabric and loved the way its shape and texture "mimicked" that.  I added some hand stitching in thick thread for extra interest.  It was so much fun to create this little square; why can't I do that for a living?

7 comments :

The Junque Seeker said...

Very pretty!

Kathy said...

Gorgeous and I'm sure she loves it! I know just what you mean, why can't I just do THAT all day....

Dee in N.H. said...

Gorgeous! I'm sure she will treasure that!

JoJo said...

Beautiful stuff!

Linda said...

So thoughtful. Why not do this all day for a living? You're REALLY that good!
Cheers, Linda.

Kelli Davidson said...

I love it so much and that little bluebird is gorgeous! From the moment I "met" Laurie her bluebirds have made me so happy and now to own one! I am going to frame the square after I paint the frame. I was showing it off to my mom and she laughed when I told her I was so drawn to those bluebirds. She said they looked like the little bluebirds on cupcakes she had brought to my Kindergarten class for my birthday when I turned 5. That's when I remembered them! Now I know why I love them so much. My daughter has overtaken the beautiful bookmark - I'm so lucky to have won!

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

Lucky Kelli! It's so pretty, love the different textures and the sweet bluebird focal point.