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 :

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

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

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  3. It's beautiful on both sides:)

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  4. Lovely, nice to see Mr Scruffy approves too!

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

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  6. So cute as always!!!!!

    Kisses.

    Olga

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  7. 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!

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

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

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  10. Splendidi lavori !!!
    Bellissimo anche il gatto !!!

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  11. 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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  12. thank you for sharing

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