Feb 10, 2013

Friends & Borders

I put Mr. Penguin on my background and not only was I not happy with my feather border I was not happy that he was lonely.    So .........

 I sketched some buddies for him.  I wanted them each to have a different pose as well as face a different direction.

 I took off the old border and placed his buddies on the quilt.   This is much better.  Not only is he not alone anymore but the smaller penguins add more depth to the piece.

Then I added an inner boarder leaving the background go out to the edge.  I like this so much better.   Now it is time to quilt these birds.

14 comments:

Debra Spincic said...

Most definitely!

Exuberant Color said...

It's amazing how fast this one came together. I guess without all of those choices for realistic feathers the fabric selection might have been a little easier than the owl. I won't let my son see this. He loves penguins and I'm not going to make him one!

Robbie said...

What a difference!!! Fantastic piece!

Loris said...

Wow! wonderful addition. Love the border now too.

Nellie's Needles said...

Amazing! Your art and YOU!

Libby Fife said...

Those were the right changes for sure! They all look like they are having a lot of fun:)

Terri Stegmiller said...

Wow! I echo what everyone else said.

Susan Turney said...

Brilliant!

Barbara Strobel Lardon said...

Glad to hear everyone is happy with the changes. It is a journey of good and bad sometimes. Thank you all again! You all contribute to my inspiration.

Rian said...

Adding the little penguins was a brilliant idea! The whole piece is brilliant! Wonderful stuff, Barb!

Knatolee said...

Beautiful as always, but what I really love is the action of the front penguin. Usually people depict penguins standing around in their typical upright posture. This one is full of energy and motion. Outstanding!

Knatolee said...

And PS: new border is perfect and the addition of the background birds was a smart move. Those penguiins are never alone!

WoolenSails said...

I really love the new additions, gives it life instead of a photo look. We finally got our power back, yesterday afternoon and a new cable box this morning. Of all times for that to go, lol.

Debbie

Laura Krasinski said...

I really love this.. People are always asking me for a penguin pattern and I don't have any... You should turn this into a pattern..

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