|Picked this up yesterday at Tuesday Mornings - I love it!!!!!|
So, I'm taking it a little easy on the sewing front. Just a little light prepping and stitching as I feel like it. I came across an old UFO yesterday - looking for something else of course! - This was a NewFO Challenge project linking up with Cat Patches waaaaaayyyyyyy back in October 2012!
The pattern is from Pearl P Pereira's Baltimore Christmas - Partridge in a Pear Tree.
A local quilt shop, The Quilter's Path, featured this cute little block as a standalone quilt, using that wonderful pear fabric above for the pears - and it turns out SO cute!!! Well, it did for her anyway. I haven't touched it since then :( I consider this one of my Dinosaur UFO's, even though it's not listed over there in the sidebar - I had actually forgotten it, that's how neglected it was!!!
I decided it needed to be worked up quickly and displayed this Christmas on my hanging Ackfeld Wire table stand frame.
Somehow, the Cottontail Bunny quilt seems a little out of season LOL!!! I think my little partridge has waited in the "wings" long enough - like that pun, did you?
I love using my scraps for applique - all those small pieces of lovely leftovers are simply perfect for this type of project! I pulled out my greens and chose a nice range for the leaves.
Then I took quite some time choosing the right gray-browns for the partridge. I don't believe I've ever seen one in real life, and I had to pull up some pictures from the web. Apparently they come in all kinds of colors - from grays to browns and everything in between.
I decided these were the most common coloring. The example in PPP's cover is very gray with no stripes on the wing, but I felt these pictures indicate some brown in there and a definite striping design in the wings, so finally I pulled these fabrics ....
The soft brown is a scrap that I think will be perfect for the body, and I still need to choose between the two striped ones for wings. Of course that little black scrap in the upper right from my crumb jar is perfect for the black stripe on it's face. On the left is the fat quarter of dark brown I pulled for the tree stems.
All the pieces are drawn on fusible, so I just need to spend this evening finishing up with the fusing, cutting and placement. I doubt I'll actually get to stitch them down tonight, but hopefully it will be done by the weekend. Like I said, I'm taking things a little slow :*)
I'll be linking up with SoScrappy for the Rainbow Scrap Challenge this week - we have Angela's full permission to play with whatever color scraps we like this month - woohoo!!!!
And as promised, I am steadily working on my other RSC project - Hooties!!!
These are all getting their feathers stitched down so I can begin letting them nest comfortably on their limbs :) Come back in a few days to see my progress!
Hugs & Blessings!