Squirrels in the Park – Friday Finish
Now that the winter is over and the weather is nice, Teddy decided to come along for the photo shoot this week. Teddy really likes the squirrels and wanted to play in the park, but we settled on going out to the old hay wagon instead. The wagon was recently moved to the pasture field. The dirt you see in the background is where the wagon sat all winter and will soon be sprouting up corn stalks.
Before long…. Being tired of just sitting around, and feeling kind of brave, Teddy wanted to strike a new pose. It’s hard work being a model bear. Though, I imagine, much easier than being a bare model.
Well I did it….
I cut into that Birch Forest print for binding.
This is my second attempt at attaching the binding to the front, then securing the fold over to the back by stitching in the ditch from the front. I was a little more pleased with the results because I cut the binding strips at 2.25″ this time. I think I will try glue basting the next time.
High noon. Show-down in the park. Bird versus squirrel.
I win! You blinked your beady little eyes!
I used black thread and a zig-zag stitch for all the eyes and the bird’s legs.
The backing is Windy Day in Aqua from the Backyard Baby Collection by Patty Sloniger for Michael Miller Fabrics. And the coordinating Birch Forest binding is from the same collection.
I quilted this using my favourite method of organic wavy lines in an edge to edge design. And I love the results. It appears as though the wind really is blowing though those trees!
This Squirrels in the Park baby quilt finished at approximately 40″ x 51″
and was the 41st use of my 100 labels ordered from Ikaprint.
This Squirrels in the Park baby quilt is listed for sale in my Etsy Shop here.
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