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Saturday, January 26, 2013

Friday Night Sew In

My FNSI was spent at a class taught by my friend Dahn at the quilt store…. and we did no sewing!  This is a three part class in which we are making a cardinal wall hanging.  The first class was about painting the picture.  Then we will thread paint and embellish it.   So far it is looking good…

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We traced the drawing using a projector.  This is a photo taken by someone whose name I can’t remember.  I’ll get it at the next class. 

Updated to add – I got the name from Dahn’s blog – Travis Lowe took the original photograph.

Here are a couple of other versions… that’s Dahn on the right trying to steal Karen’s bird…

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And here she has made her escape with the bird.  I don’t know what that weird sign she is making towards Louise’s bird is supposed to mean, but originally she was holding it higher and it looked like she was sucking her thumb Smile

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Lynn, stop now if you don’t want to see the preview of your block…

 

 

Earlier in the day I did make my Adventure Block for Lynn and sent it off in the mail. 

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Janet

26 comments:

  1. Oh now that looks like a lot of fun , what an interesting class , would love to be there for that! Great block too !

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  2. Your cardinal looks even better with fresh eyes. And I really wanted Karen's cardinal, darn it. lol

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  3. The cardinal looks good, can't wait to see what you do next!

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  4. The Cardinal hanging is going to be gorgeous! Love your Adventure Block! Looks very "manly" or at least a very good way to get a man to accept a quilt with flowers! LOL I say this only because I have 3 sons and have made them each a quilt so I have to be careful about how many flowers and "girly stuff" I put into it!

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  5. A beautiful wall hanging in the making, will you free motion stitch it to embellish, love the block too, cheers from Jean.

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  6. What a stunning bird.
    I can't wait to see how this progresses.

    Polly
    xx

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  7. the cardinal is beautiful.... will be lovely to see it as it develops...
    Hugz

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  8. just love the cardinal, it looks amazing. Can't wait to see how you embellish it.

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  9. Ohh that looks great - and seems you had some fun.
    I couldn't do that - I can't paint.

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  10. I too cant wait to see the finished cardinal wallhanging. It is going to look really neat... love it.

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  11. Wow, that bird is something else. Can't wait to see the completed project. Looks like all of you are having fun with it.

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  12. Can not wait to see the finished project, I so love cardinals, wish I was part of this class. I have not painted on fabric nor thread painted but would so like to learn.

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  13. Love the work you're doing with the Cardinal hanging. It's looking great.

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  14. I love the work of your cardinal, and hope you will show us how to do it also.

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  15. Ohio state bird! Maybe I need to join the class.
    It looks like an interesting technique.

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  16. I love your cardinal! He looks just like the ones I see out our window every day. i hope you use some "sparklies" on him to help him show off.

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  17. What a great job of painting. That will be amazing. I bet your thread painting will really add some neat detail!

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  18. Hi Neighbor! Marlene sent me over. I love your cardinal - can't wait to see it finished! ~Jeanne

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  19. Your cardinal is absolutely beautiful! Is there anything more beautiful in the winter than a RED cardinal!? I doubt it! What a fun workshop that must be! Thanks for sharing!!

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  20. I do like your Adventure block, a lot. Love the idea of a deer, my husbands favorite animal. That's a great pattern.

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  21. How interesting - and it sounds like a really fun class! blessings, marlene

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  22. Dropping by to say hello via Marlene. Your cardinal is gorgeous...can't wait to see the next step!

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  23. What a wonderful looking cardinal that is. That will be
    an interesting project indeed. Love your block, gorgeous
    colours.
    Cheers, Anita.

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  24. Your cardinal is beautiful! I'm another drop by visitor from Stitchin by the Lake.

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