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Saturday, July 04, 2015

Aust. bird items of patchwork.

I have recently been elected to the committee of the Avicultural Society of Australia (you can blame my husband for this, lol), and I offered to provide some of the prizes for the monthly meeting raffles, as they don't vary much from month to month, and one of the ladies has even started donating boxes of glasses, whether they are unused gifts from their home, or she has bought them for the purpose, I don't know. I showed some of my patchwork to the ladies at the meeting, and they all loved the idea of having bird-related patchwork items for the raffle. These are what I have completed so far:
A small runner with a Galah in the centre.  The sides look a bit bare, so I am going to add some matching buttons or other bling.

Mug rug with Blue Wren.

Mug rug or small mat with Sulphur Crested Cockatoos.
Pair of placemats using the same two fabrics but with different coloured sashing.  They don't have to be taken as a pair, it depends on what the ladies running the raffle want to do with them.

I had to use what was in my stash for these items, but I hope to find some better bird fabrics at the Craft & Quilt Fair later this month.  I know there are some beautiful Aussie bird fabrics around, but they aren't found in many fabric shops, and I couldn't even find much on line, so I'm hoping the stalls at the Fair will have some new lines in.


Christine M said...

Those little bird gifts are a lovely idea, Gina.

Jane Galley said...

love the placemats

Yesteryear Embroideries said...

Congratulations on being nominated! I am sure the group will be feeling so blessed to have you. I love the idea of bird themed fabric raffle items! Good luck on your new endeavor!

Linda Steele said...

What a great idea. Sometimes it's hard to find certain motifs other times they are everywhere.

Joy V said...

Hi Gina. Yes, it is me - have not been on the computer much of late. What a fab idea to have these for your raffles. Trust the MOTH to nominate you - as if you're not busy as it is.