Short Stack to Scrap Stack

So here’s the Short Stack I started with, along with one fabric I could add for the challenge which is the solid dark mushroom color.

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And after my applique and adding of borders, here’s what’s left of that Short Stack…… just scraps for the trash.

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Here’s what I have so far on the design wall with the light border section added to the right and top.  I used nearly every single scrap of the fabric used in the wings — that one is my favorite out of the group.

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I could end it like this, or I could add a final fabric border like in the second photo of the blue fabric which is only used in the eyes/eyelids.

 

20140128_9 I leave it up on the design wall for a while and decide later what I want to do but I think I may leave the blue off.

Can’t believe it’s already headed toward dinner time — need to clean up my mess but want to cut the binding strips first so that I don’t accidentally grab that fabric and use it for something else!

Then I’m definitely going to find a quilt to get comfy under while I spend the evening knitting.  It just does not want to stay warm in here even tho the heat is turn up quite a bit from my usual 60 degrees or so.

I did go a bit crazy on my knitting last night.  I wrote down the number of repeats I needed to do of a decrease sequence  so I could mark each one off as I completed it and even tho it was right there in black and white to repeat 12 times, I had just finished repeat 14 when I realized I had written down too many to do.   No idea how I managed to add two extra repeats when I wrote it down – but actually I needed part of the 13th repeat so only had to rip back about 6 rows which I fixed this morning.

Time to tidy the sewing stuff and stick it back in the sewing room and close that door to keep the cold air in there! and not in my living room. 🙂

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15 comments on “Short Stack to Scrap Stack

  1. Love the Owl…and the chevron material!. I have to differ with everyone. I would do the blue border but I would put it on the sides with the Flying Geese. Just me but I don’t like all the small seams on the outside – has to do with machine quilting…

  2. Love it, my favorite yet. I like the outer blue, but you are the artist.

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  3. Beautifully done. I like the blue as to me… it makes the Owl stand out better. Very nice work.
    Judyth in Kansas

  4. I agree, leave the last two blue borders off. Maybe bind it in w/ blue w/ a narrow binding. Or the chevron fabric. ?? Looks great !
    I too make my bindings and labels before all is put away. Pin then together and into the drawer where I keep bindings, while quilts are quilted. I learned this from a friend. Not only do you not use the fabric in something else, but you don’t have to dig for it or remb’ where you put it. Back in yardage ? or w/ fat q ? or scrap bag, hhhmmm…?? 🙂
    Love the owl, great choice.

  5. WOW, you are fast. I really like the inner border with the chevron fabric accent in the corner. I think the medium blue border added as the final border makes that inner border standout more than being by itself, but that’s just me. I usually like a darker border as my final one if I use a light inner border.

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