Monday, June 5, 2017

FLORENCE IS A DIRTY BIRD!

Well maybe that is a bit extreme, but creating her 
in fabric did cause some dirty words to fly outa my mouth!

She began with Elizabeth Hartman's pattern
Florence Flamingo
and pulled some fabrics from my stash!
First thought was the gray as the background...


The Central Ohio Modern Quilt Guild 
Challenge was introduced in March!
Use the two Colors of the Year, 
Kona (Flamingo) and Pantone (Greenery)

Two dirty birds, One stone?
The only greenery I could find was this one.
hmmmm...I will let it simmer for a while


I began by cutting out Florence fabrics and labeling them.
Cutting a 3/4" square started the sailor talk.
This is gonna be waaaaay outa my comfort zone!


I finally got her on the design wall all pieced!
The piecing for this bird...is not for sissies!
tiny, tiny, tiny pieces!

As you can see...I decided against the darker gray background
and used a very light gray almost white GRUNGE fabric

Also decided the "greenery" would be a bunting
Florence is carrying in her beak!
I found a charm square and cut it into triangles.



I quilted her with an organic wave...spaced a bit apart. 




Then decided the binding should be the KONA Flamingo!
A dark charcoal thread for Hand Embroidery
connected the bunting flags...LOVE IT!



Florence the Dirty Bird, ends up being quite cute!




I used a fun bicyclye print from my stash for the backing.
Very similar color to the KONA Flamingo!


I have to say...it was a challenge, but I am so happy she is done!






3 comments:

  1. loving your flamingo really admire all those tiny pieces you have done so excellently

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  2. Love your flamingo. LOL I have experienced those tiny pieces. I feel your pain. The bunting idea is fabulous.

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  3. It's so adorable. Congrats on getting her finished.

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