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Monday, August 29, 2011


Drum rolls..................... Introducing "The Raven"

I haven't been so excited since I first started my blog (coming up on two years in October).
Over the weekend I finished "David" the raven. BFF and I are jokingly calling the raven after her husband. But don't worry, she's educating him in the works of Poe. Nevermore will he mistake a cue like, "tap, tap, tapping at my door".
As you can see, I did quilt some of the poem into the background. I love it! ... but, if I were to do it again, I'd quilt the words first than put the raven in.
I think he looks quite sinister in this picture. That eye is doing it's best to make you feel uncomfortable.
I started to add a plain black binding to the quilt, when in walked Hubby and he said "what about red?" Wow! What a difference and boy did he hit the nail on the head. Perfect!
I also added another line of tiny piping next to the binding. I think it looks smashing!
It's it funny where your inspiration comes from? Remember this was just a thought in my head after doing the cute little challenge quilt. I have to say, this one is my favorite! I love the macabre look. It'll be perfect at Halloween, the best holiday of the year!

Now I'm off on another winged project. Several in fact. I'm mass producing some owl baby quilts. I even had help from my Daughter. It will be a joint effort. She picked the fabrics and I'll do the sewing. Works for me! She showed an interest and there is nothing better that spending time with your kids, no matter how old they get. I just hope they'll always want to spend time with us.
Price of fabrics : $40 +
Price of takeout :$30
Spending any time with adult children and liking it : PRICELESS

Take care, Brandie


M and M plus 3 said...

I love him! Wow, you've done another stupendous job! This reaffirms why I'm one of your followers. I'll admit along with your BFF's hubby, I've never heard of the poem you write about. Guess I'd better be looking it up! Quilting the poem in the background was a clever idea and looks outstanding.

Sandie ~call me crazy said...

Brandie~ it is wonderful!! Great job! Love the piping, the binding, the quilting, the Raven! :-)
Have a fun day!

paulette said...

The quilting makes this Raven sing!! LOVE it...and the red binding...your hubby is a keeper!! Very clever and creative!

LynCC said...

This is ghoulishly awesome! And yes - your hubby was spot on.

Carrie P. said...

Wow! Brandie, he turned out so great. I really like the eye and the added feathers. Well done.
Cute owls you are working on too.

Anita said...

~Gasp~ He's lovely, I want to make one, you should market your pattern!

Linda said...

Phenomenal!!! Everything from that amazing crow to the quilted words!!! You have an amazing talent, Brandie!!