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Robin’s Nest

The latest in my online group challenges: turquoise.  My first idea is taking a lot longer than I expected and isn’t working as well as I thought.  So, with a deadline looming large I resorted to my second idea.  North American robins lay beautiful turquoise coloured eggs which probably makes up for them not being as pretty as our English red breasted robins.

Robin's-nest-web

The tree is made up of a base fabric with pieces cut out of a second fabric and appliquéd in place.  The shadows are created by layering black net.  The nest is made up of paper waste which is used for packing – and my conscience is now clear: I knew it would come in use one day (like all of that other ‘junk’ I have saved )!  The eggs are cut from hand dyed fabric and have layers of felt behind to give them a rounded look.  It is free motion quilted using my #15 foot.  The edge is satin stitched with my #2 foot – my favourite way to finish these small A4 pieces.

If the other idea  works out I will share it with you.

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  • Jan Allston

    It looks wonderful Hilary. The packaging for the nest was such a fantastic idea and works really well, as does the black net for the shading on the trees.

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