Saturday, August 6, 2011

Making Your Thread Painting More Realistic & Wood County 4-H Quilt Square Trail

I've been working on this small wall hanging for a September wedding gift.
As I was working on this project, I realized that there was something wrong.  Look at the stitching close--my bird pretty boring and stiff!  The feathers on a bird do not go in an up and down direction in real life.  I decided to go back over my stitching curving my lines, which made all the difference in the world!  The finished project will be posted soon! 

Note:  I used Vic Murayama's Bluebird picture.
Thank you Vic!

 Below is a really neat idea that my sister's extension office came up with to bring on more 4H awareness in their area.

You can read more about it at Jenny's blog.  These painted quilt blocks will be attached to Wood County barns for all to enjoy.  When the blocks are all done, I want to take a country drive and enjoy!

It maybe the dog days of summer and

too many activities to attend.

Just stop a few moments and enjoy the beauty around us.
I had to pick up my husband at his place of work and I surprised him with Chinese takeout!
We ate at a park and enjoyed walking a trail.  It's nice to do something different for a change :)

Happy Quilting!

Kay Lynne


Gra said...

Beautiful work!!! And sure it is nice to do something different once in a while. I am sure you enjoyed it!!

Anonymous said...

lovely post kaylynne

Needled Mom said...

Lovely work on the bird!!!

I really want to do one of those squares for our yard. They look so wonderful.

P. said...

I see what you mean about the thread painting. Good that you thought of that!

What a neat place for a picnic of Chinese takeout and a walk! Summer is going by so fast -- gotta grab and savor those moments!