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Thursday, June 23, 2005

Peacock Crazy Quilt Block

Originally uploaded by Kitty And Me.
No guesses huh? Well, the theme for this block is obvious now! The minute I finished sewing it, I knew I had to do a peacock.

A few weeks back, I bought the rhinestone earring at a flea market. When I saw it, it looked like a peacock tail to me and I knew this block would be perfect.

I sketched up the little peacock and traced him on tracing paper. I pinned the tracing paper to the black velveteen and outline stitched the peacock and the branches. Then I carefully pulled out the tracing paper using tweezers and then filled the peacock in with long and short stitches.

I added the rhinestone earring (after breaking off the clip on the back) but it still needed something. I went through my stash and found some eyelash yarn in the exact colors as the block! How lucky was that?!!

Today I'll work more on the seams. And I'll be adding an embroidered peacock feather to the light blue fabric on the right. I have some real peacock feathers but I think they're too big for that space.

More tomorrow!


Gina E. said...

Has anyone else noticed that people who like crinoline ladies are also partial to peacocks? Could it be that we lived previously in earlier times as Southern Belles, strolling in the grounds of our mansions in the company of peacocks...

Pamela Kellogg said...

Gina, I didn't notice that! Great observation!


natdalton said...

This sounds amazing! I would love to see a photo but for some reason I can't see the one you posted. I have this thing for peacocks I just finished a cross stitch pattern of one. Maybe next I need to move to on to a quilt. Thanks for sharing!

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