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Quilting by Celia

Quilting by Celia

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Civil War Bride Quilt - block 7 and buttons

Here is the latest block I stitched for the Civil War Bride quilt.
In the past I struggled doing needleturn applique on the feet of the birds, so this time I took the easy way out and used buttonhole stitch around each toe. For the circles on the body of the bird I did the same as the fabric was fraying too much...




I received my order of  buttons and can't wait to use them on a project.
They are clay buttons made in South Africa by ladies from the local community  who have been trained in the art of button making.