Thursday, April 7, 2011
The 'Bizzy' Bird Farm AKA Roseville Album
Well I finally finished appliqueing....around 3:30 this morning !!! Yes, it was early morning and I couldn't sleep so I kept sewing and sewing and sewing.....as I could see the end. The day before I had to make about 40 more circles. I will count these some day but I think I put in around 450 circles. I think once these circles are made these are the easiest pieces to sew on, one pin to hold and start stitching. As you can see I made many changes on the outside borders. This is where I put many circles and several flowers from the center. I decided to put birds, a cat and a goat on my corners to keep with the animal theme, thus the name change. Today I got it all layered together and basted thanks to the help of my Mom and Karen W. We also basted together Karen's Civil War Bride quilt top, which I will post later for her on that blog site. I'm using Quilters Dream Wool batting. I'm going to outline all the applique and been thinking of a creative way to add more quilting as the busy background fabric will not show off my hand quilting very well. Circles keep coming to mind, large circles. Maybe I just need some sleep. LOL It's been a long and fun journey with this quilt. I'm just so happy that I found this blog site and decided to join in on the fun. I truly enjoy and appreciate all the comments and really like reading each other postings from ladies all around the world....think everyone is having a good time with this blog. Thanks Kim for making such a beautiful quilt and sharing it with the world !