March 29, 2012

Lonely Crane

I found this little crane lying in the corner on the floor of my craftroom looking all lonely. It was my prototype and the first crane I paper-pieced using my CraneStar pattern.


I decided to turn it into a little quilt to showcase that first crane. Right now I'm not certain if I will just bind it and leave it as a mini quilt or quilt some back panels and turn it into a pillow like the original CraneStar pattern. If I sew another single crane block, I would position the crane a bit lower. I will eventually add this mini quilt as a free pattern extra on my blog so that those who have the pattern will have another fun option :o)


I designed the free-motion quilting pattern in the blue border to mimic the flowers in the fabric I used for the crane. I love how it turned out (even more-so on the back) and would like to do it again on a solid border! The red thread on cream is nice.



Mr. Scruffy is critically eyeing the lonely crane quilt but I think he likes it because he ended up falling asleep on it!

Enjoy your afternoon tea & quilted crafts :o)

17 comments:

Erin @ Why Not Sew? Quilts said...

It does look beautiful! I love both the back and front!

Tity said...

Your work is beautiful! greetings from Chile... tity
http://titycrea.blogspot.com/

Mary Ann said...

It's beautiful on both sides:)

Leeanne said...

Lovely, nice to see Mr Scruffy approves too!

jacqueline said...

This is so beautiful! I LOVE it. :) Happy friday and love to you!

felicity said...

Pretty!

Olga Cabello said...

So cute as always!!!!!

Kisses.

Olga

Sonja said...

Well mr. Scruffy I'm sure has developed quite the eye with all the gorgeous quilted goodies around your place! It's beautiful my dear!

fialka012 said...

♡❤♡

Rogata Owca said...

Your work is so gorgeous! Have a nice weekend. Greetings from Poland

Fina said...

Precioso, me encanta el acolchado y el esplendido gatito al sol un saludo de Fina

Nadia Simona said...

Splendidi lavori !!!
Bellissimo anche il gatto !!!

Tilkunviilaaja said...

The quilting is really nice! I like the flower border AND the straight line shadow quilting. They complement each other. Cute cat!

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sameer said...

thank you for sharing

ghulam sarwar said...

nice work keep it up

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