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Friday, February 02, 2007

Thread Holder Pin Cushion and Birds on a Branch Wall Hanging



About 40 years ago, my mom gave me a thread holder pin cushion for Christmas. I kept it for years and it is only gone now because the tornado of Wichita Falls, TX in 1979 sent it on it's way to someone else in Kansas. Yesterday DH took a deep breath, held it and went with me to JoAnn's to get the fabric for the edgings for my rail fence quilt. While we were there, I saw these packets of 12 small spools of different colored threads and thought.. ahaa! Needless to say, one found it's way into my basket. Guess what I did yesterday afternoon...

It came in really handy as I worked on this... These are the blocks that were too small when I finished the Split Rail Fence quilt top, so I trimmed them to size and put them together to make this wall hanging. The idea for the birds on a limb came from post on a blog that I can't remember the name of right now... but I will give her credit when I can find it again...hmmm There is embroidery work to do and the leaves still need to be appliqued onto the tree branch...
The Split Rail Fence work will be followed on the Fabric Follies Two blog..

1 comment:

pat winter said...

Love your thread holder pin cushion! Great job! Your DH is a brave man,LOL.
The birds on a limb piece is beautiful.