Bird on a Branch
I finally decided to make this small wall-hanging from this awesome Piece O' Cake book, Applique Outside the Lines, that I've been drooling over for several years now!
I love Sharon's Let's Book It party because it encourages me to get some of those dusty books off the shelf and make those quilts that I love so much!
This small wall-hanging can be used as part of a larger one that I also love.....
Can you see that the left side portion is Bird on a Branch? I still need to decide whether mine will just be Bird on a Branch or if it wants to be part of this bigger wall-hanging called Tree O' Life. I reeeeaaaallllly like this bigger one!!!!
In the meantime, I decided to go ahead and make the small portion and see how I like it before deciding whether to go for the whole shebang. (Note: I'm going to pull a 'Barbara' here and advise you that Miriam Webster Online states the definition of 'shebang' is, "everything involved in what is under consideration." Just sayin'.....
So I pulled fabrics .....
........... and traced off the designs onto fusible.....
But then I realized it was going to be pretty darn small - a lot smaller than I thought it would be. Looking back at the pattern to see why that might be, I realized they were supposed to be enlarged by 50% - yikes!!! And of course since I was at retreat I didn't have access to a printer and had to stop working on it. Basically I'm going to have to start over ..... but I did get started on it! And that's all that's required to be eligible to join in the NewFO Challenge according to our NewFO Guru, Barbara.
(Of course, if you ask me -- and you did, didn't you? -- I think Smitty and Gracie are really the ones pulling the strings over at Cat Patches blog *VBG* They make Barbara say it is all her idea so they won't have to deal with any of the work.... cats are really, really smart that way! =^..^=)
Linking up with these fun parties - Come on and join in the fun!!!!
Hugs & Blessings!