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new beginnings

this wall quilt, made to resemble a kite, is appx 13" X 13" and was lovingly made in my home in duncannon, PA. blogged here: wonkierthanthou.blogspot.com/2013/03/think-spring_25.html

 

i wanted to focus on hand embellishment for this challenge, and originally had plans to do a lot more, but i found out that hand embellishment is VERY time-consuming!!! i ended up doing beads and hand stitching around the swallows, and making "shisha mirrors" in each corner.

 

the swallows are an image i have loved for years (i actually have them tattooed on my body.) and i thought they were perfect for this project quilting challenge to celebrate spring, becuase the meaning of this image is "new beginnings." i thought the flying geese border would be a nice compliment to these birds in flight.

 

i still have a few chores to get done this morning before i go in to work tonight, so i decided to zig-zag stitch the edges rather than making a formal binding, but i actually kind of like the way it turned out!

 

i might eventually add a tail to make it look more like a kite, but right now i need to go to the grocery store :) thanks for reading!

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Taken on March 24, 2013