Sunday, September 11, 2011
Why are scarecrows always BOYS?
I took my last fabric line from Benartex and made a girl scarecrow. I always love cats perched pon pumpkins and I made a hoochy pumpkin (so easy) and put a cat on top. Then I did a hoochy skirt and jacket for my girl and added stick legs and a head and hat. She needed a purse like we all do and it made sense to make a sunflower handbag. Love birds in my pieces and either cherries or apples (something RED) and added bluebirds. In the end I added a mouse to the cat for fun as I knew my Grandkids would love seeing this.
This little scarecrow looks darling on my wall. I will be bringing her to Madeline island to talk about hoochy piecing pumpkins and gourds and flowers for Autumn (or any) story quilt. October is the perfect time to do a story quilt because it is right in the time we think about the beauty around us and we are going into holiday time. So many good ideas to leave a memorable legacy quilt about someone or something we love!