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Thread: Bluebird on the Garden Gate Quilt

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    Super Member BuzzinBumble's Avatar
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    Bluebird on the Garden Gate Quilt

    My SIL asked me to make her a quilt tailored to a specific space, color and theme. (Aaaaccckk!)
    It needed to be 27 by 36 inches, the theme - a bluebird in a garden, and she gave me a decorative plate to use to pick the colors she loves.

    It took some searching for fabrics that had the right colors. The fabric I used for building the hollyhocks is done in a technique called broderie perse applique, where you cut out a motif from one fabric and applique it to another background. I posted a picture of that at the end. It isn't fabric I would have ever wanted to buy otherwise. I also used Inktense pencils to add a little bit of realism, highlights and shadows to the appliqued shapes. Dawn (sewnsewer2) made the beautiful label for the back.
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    Absolutely beautiful.
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    Well you rose to the challenge beautifully! It will be the Bluebird of happiness when she sees your effort!

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    Holy cow - this is amazing and so beautiful. EXCELLENT choices on color, fabrics, and applique designs.
    Aye I have so much to learn, but thankful for the inspiration I get from all of you showing your incredible work.
    Congrats on a job well done!

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    wow! those hollyhocks are fantastic. Beautiful quilt. Really beautiful.
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    Absolutely stunning!!! Great job.
    so many quilts to make, so little time.

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    beautifully done
    Nancy in western NY

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    That is just gorgeous.

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    that is such a soothing quilt. where is she going to hang it? It's lovely.

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    Well, your interpretation of her wishes look wonderful to me! I hope she is appreciative of your masterpiece. Thanks for sharing.

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