You might remember I began an embellishment robin with some quilty friends about a year ago. My project was the She Believed wall hanging that I sent off for to the other quilters in my robin group to be embellished. Then I received Kathleen’s National Seashore project to work on.
Debs instructions were to make a quilt block (crazier the better) ~ no size requirements, use the fabric she had in her box of goodies (which was mostly Kaffe, batiks and silks), or use something from my stash and attach an embellished jean pocket to it. Debs plan is to put all the blocks from each robin member together and make a crazy wall hanging for her sewing room that she can stash some goodies in (hence the pockets).
I started with this butterfly which is a scaled down version of my bom#3. I used silk scraps Deb had in her box. And I had some fun with embroidery stitches too!
I worked for some time decorating the pocket… I love using wool, and Deb had some beads and lace in with her goodies so I added some bits of that too.
The flower on the left was inspired by one I saw on pinterest. It probably took me the longest to do… made of wool, yarn, beads, and lots of little French knots.
The leaves have some wool applique, and the stem was made from yarn strands. I couched the yarn with x stitches which made it appear sort of braided.
I especially like the “Sew… a needle pulling thread” saying since Deb is also a singer in the local community chorus! Pretty clever, right? I could hear Julie Andrews singing DO~RE~MI lyrics in my head for weeks! (smiles)
The partial wedge block that the jean pocket is attached to was left over from another project ~ I love finding homes for orphan blocks!
The last and favorite thing I added was this little guy… he’s about the only spider I’d call cute! Did you know spiders (or is it spider webs?) were meant to be good luck on quilts?
Thanks for checking out my project! I’ve received my She Believed robin back and I can’t wait to show you!