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Saturday, September 12, 2015

As promised....

Today I will show you my solution to what was bothering me yesterday with this...

 The area I was concerned with was the fence with flowers.  The flowers were okay, but the fence was angled and it just didn't look 'right'.

The dilemma was what to do to fix it - I could have unpicked all those stitches or possibly covered the whole section with a new piece of appliqued fabric and started again.

Instead this is what I did...

I found this pretty little bird silkie in my stash and it fit absolutely perfectly over top of the offending area.  The limb the bird is perched on isn't vertical the way I've used it, but looking at a real tree certainly shows that limbs aren't perfectly placed.  The eye 'reads' the bird as being the focal point anyway and it appears to be sitting upright.  Two rows of chain stitched in variagated green, whipped with orange works with the composition much better.

What do you think?

Today your quote is from Evan Esar.... "Time: Nature's way of preventing everything from happening at once"



  1. like pentimento in painting. great save. looks perfect.

  2. Mary Anne your bird resolve is brilliant. Looks like it was meant to be right here where it belongs. I like your fix. Creative CQ Bliss...

  3. Your project is looking good, I like your decisions.

  4. I didn't get a chance to write before that I LOVED the patch before the fix and didn't find it a problem at all.. but I love the unbalanced look of CQ and love anything you do!!!

  5. Clever solution. Looks great.

  6. I love it, it's gorgeous! And since I love birds this is perfect to me :) Hugs

  7. I just read through several posts I missed. I just love fall. Your tree is absolutely fabulous!!! I may have to try making one using waste canvas... I could stare at this beauty for hours. I love the bee hive and the pumpkin is darling! I am so glad you found a creative solution for the aspect that was bothering you.

  8. Only brilliant lol
    Neat trick !

  9. Excellent idea! Although it's too bad you had to cover up your beautiful stitching. Still, if didn't quite work, this was a great way to go!

  10. Oh I thought the fence was charming.....great solution though...


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