Detail from "Rain Dance," an original quilt by Sherrie Spangler

Saturday, October 29, 2016

Binding the birds

I'm binding the wool birds this weekend! Soon I'll have it on the wall, although I'm not sure where yet. I'm using Osnaburg cloth, which I love for its natural, earthy look. It's a rough woven cotton.

Nancy's quilting really shows up in the afternoon sun break.

I'm also working on the wool fall table runner. Right now I'm going around each pomegranate seed with a blanket stitch using Valdani perle cotton #8.

Outside the window where I stitch, the sun is going in and out of the clouds. We just set a record for the rainiest October EVER, so I'm glad for our sun breaks, no matter how brief.

Have a colorful day


Judy Sall Fiber Art said...

Your bird quilt is going to be a fabulous piece of wall art, can't wait to see it hung! Glad you are having at least a little sunshine... love the picture, with the calm water reflecting the clouds and light. Hope you get a little dry time, or you may float away! ;-)

Lynda said...

I agree with Judy. Your bird quilt is going to look lovely and I can't wait to see how it looks hung. Love all of the bright colors. So inspiring this October day.

Robbie said...

Interesting choice on the binding fabric! Never would have thought of that. Can't wait to see this quilt's adorable and your workmanship is wonderful on it!