Saturday 12 September 2020

Another piece finished

Last Saturday I showed you the piece I had cut up and reassembled.   I had pinned it to a piece of fine calico and I was going to quilt it and hand stitch the piece taking the handstitching off the collage pieces and onto the cream background.

Well of course that wasn't what happened!  I cut the calico off.  I put a piece of acrylic felt and a backing cotton behind it.

I machine stitched around the rectangles

I cut out bird shapes and tried them in various formations on the piece.

I ended up with this formation and fused the bird shapes on.  Then I added the binding.

There's still the possibility of adding handstitching to the piece but for now I'm going to leave it alone.

Thanks for joining me today


1 comment:

  1. Hi Bernice!

    I love the transformation of this piece. Looking back on the previous post where you took it from something that didn't speak to you, cut it up and reformed it into something new inspired me to take another look at some of my past projects and see what they could become.

    I also love this piece. It is inviting to look at, it calms my soul and it speaks of freedom to me, especially after seeing the "back story" of it. There was a lesson in it for me. Thank you so much for sharing it!


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