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Friday, August 19, 2011

Tap Tap

Through the fog emerges an ominous figure, the raven, crowing "Never more".
Can you see the way he shimmers? I appliqued him out of a shiny upholstery fabric. This was the inside of a faux suede, but I liked the shimmer.
He is still in the first stages. I want to add more to him, like feet. I also have more ideas, but I want to surprise you or scare you.

I tried to take a few close ups of the branches and I failed...

Both of these pictures are blurry, but you can see that I have embroidered the skinniest branches. I just found a matching thread and butted them right up to the appliqued branches.
One of the hardest things I've discovered with this quilt and the challenge quilt, is that it's hard to not sew in a straight line. I thought the branches would look better all gnarly. But it's a challenge to get them this way.

I bought another Halloween inspired pattern yesterday and from my LQS. I am super excited about starting this one, but I need to focus on the raven.
Yesterday I was also worked on two other applique projects, so maybe I can add a three to the mix. I need to be ready, before Witchy Poo shows up and rearranges my life style!

Have a wonderful weekend and stay creative!
Take care, Brandie


Linda said...

Looking spooky!!! I love your crow!!!

Sandie ~call me crazy said...

Looks great Brandie! ~ Have a happy day!

paulette said...

Wow!! This is incredible!!!

Jean said...

This is looking great! I can't wait to see it!

some tulle/netting over the whole thing could really play off the "fog". Well, it may or may not work...

There are tons of thing you can do to give this a macabre feel.

Library Gal Quilts said...

Wow. This is scary and fun! Sorry I missed you yesterday..loved the cake the discounts and the fun!

M and M plus 3 said...

Cuteness! Thanks for the close-ups on the tree branches.

Carrie P. said...

Look forward to seeing the end result.