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Thursday, March 27, 2014

Ode to the Daffodil.....Chapters Three and Four....

 With the success of the first two *chapters* of our ode, I thought.....what about flowers in a jar....how about a Mason jar?  At first we thought about lettering the jar Ball...PERFECT MASON.  Wait a minute....bet that's copyrighted!  Okay, back to the drawing board.  Took a while, but finally it came to me.  I love trying to find a way to get the store name in these Tri-County projects.  How about Fabric-Etc....PERFECT QUILTS?!?  I got the retired guy (my graphics guy too) and tried to explain what I wanted.  He was not too sure, but after a bunch of Google photos of Mason jars and flowers, he acquiesced.  He still wasn't so sure that you all would get the connection, but I convinced him that a bunch of us can or used to, or had moms who canned, or just liked Mason jars  =)  The first picture here is of an appliqued jar and flowers.  We (mostly Jan) hand embroidered the lettering on the jar and then appliqued it (fusible web style) to the background.  Next we a.g.o.n.i.z.e.d

over a border.  I tried prairie points, zig zags, half square triangles, no border, until simplicity reigned ~ how about a simple decorative *flap* and repeat the background?  It was a winner!

The second picture is the same idea, only we *shrunk* it a bit and did it in stitchery.  I really wanted to try the shading with Crayola crayons, so we did that too!  It was a lot of fun to get to play with crayons again.  We have patterns for both of these and some kits for the appliqued jar one.

Okay....I have some laundry to finish and then I need to find my pillow.  Night everyone!

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