First it was the heat, this week I had a summer bug or something, so still doing lap projects for now.
Last month I made a penny with wools, from a new pattern I made. I wanted to try it in fabrics, so this was the perfect project to use scraps from my basket.
I wanted a scrappy antique look, so just grabbed fabrics and started cutting and sewing them on. This will be a present for a swap I am doing, so I used walnut and java spray to antique it.
I decided to make some matching birds to go with it. I took scraps and sewed them together, in a crazy quilt style.
Then I made templates with freezer paper and cut out the shapes with that. I did one dark side and one light, so she can use the side she likes best. This is a quick and easy method to make ornaments as christmas gifts, you can use cookie cutter shapes or simple applique shapes in your books.
Too gorgeous to be scrappy!! Love this runner and the birds are lovely!!
That's a really beautiful little quilt - and your scraps do look genuinely antique!
The quilt is wonderful. I love the birds too!
These are lovely! I would be very grateful if you could tell me what walnut and java spray is, I don't think we have that here in England.
Love you scrappy pennies and birds too!
The product I use is called Tsukineko walnut spray.
They do have it in java, which is black and other shades.
I buy the bottles with a coupon and then water them down.
I love this! The birds are a great idea -- and so cute besides!
Terrific idea, what a great way to spend your 15 minutes!
I really like those reversible birds! I think you pulled off the antique look you wanted. Very nice!
lovely. really nicely primitive.
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