Friday, December 6, 2013

BFF Month 2.4 Stitching

Without further ado, here's the final motif for Month 2 of Rosalie Quinlan's Best Friends Forever:


I am continuing with the Northern Cardinal colouration on all the birds, even though they don't all have crests. Northern Cardinals mate for life, and they are rarely far apart, so they feel appropriate for the best friends forever theme. Plus, they are one of the few species of birds that stay near our house all year. The others tend to fly south for the winter, or north for the summer.

I know the photo is dark again too. Yes, it's still very cloudy around here! I had to use the flash for the next photo:


The next steps for Month 2 will be to wash the whole thing again, cut the motifs apart, line them, and piece them into the blocks. Plus, Month 3 is already underway!

10 comments:

  1. Very nice. Are there four motifs for each month?

    It snowed here overnight and there are still flurries right now. Not a lot of accumulation - maybe half an inch. But it sure is pretty. So today is a sew, sew, sew day.

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    1. Thanks, Mary Ellen! Yes, four per month, eight months. It seems to be taking me two months to complete each month, so at this rate there is still another year to go!

      It's always fun to stay in and sew when it's stormy or snowy outside. I hope you have a productive day!

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    2. a beautiful block and with such meaningfull ( not sure if this is a word!) saying

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    3. Thanks very much, Margaret!

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  2. They look wonderful!! I love the happy flowers in your latest block and its so interesting to hear about cardinals , how special to make the birds those colours.

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    1. Thanks, Rachael. I thought it was time to get some orange back in the mix -- the orange & pink combination always feels happy to me too. :)

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  3. The northern cardinal theme is most appropriateLooks as if you have enough to keep you occupied if confined inside for the whole winter!

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    1. LOL, don't tempt fate, Jillian! But, compared to the most of the rest of North America, Toronto has been pretty blessed lately, weather-wise at least!

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  4. Well I am very far behind in blogging lol. I love watching these being stitched. They are beautiful.

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    1. Thanks very much, Katherine. There are many more to come!

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