Saturday, May 30, 2009

Whimsical Lace Birds


I have some samples of decorator lace, and decided to use them to make some birds for my windows. I thought it would be pretty to be able to see the lace pattern against the outside foliage.
 After drawing a simple bird design, I used some heavy duty interfacing to provide a sturdy outline. 
I have a few details to work out, but I think they will be sweet for my porch windows, and for gifts.
Mostly fusing, and very little sewing!

10 comments:

Shell said...

These lace birds are pretty. Perfect for gifts.

quiltcat said...

Wow those are gorgeous! Did you use purchased binding around all the edges? These would make wonderful gifts for weddings, Christmas, new babies...just about anytime!...or to look beautiful in your own windows.

Hélène Glehen said...

A pretty bird, Judy. Have a wonderful week. :o)

Terri said...

These birds are lovely!!! And I just saw your new pet, Frisky, how cute!!!!

Judy Hartman said...

Thank you for the lovely comments!
Quiltcat, the white outline is cut from heavy interfacing, then fused onto the lace, front and back. I then trimmed the excess lace away from the outer edges. This stiff outline was necessary to keep it from being too floppy. Now I'm thinking - maybe a heavy paper outline would work as well...

Vicki W said...

These are beautiful!

Nan and =^..^= said...

I love them!

Simone said...

These are absolutely gorgeous. The delicate lace works so well with the bird design. You really are inventive!x

sparkle jars said...

These are beautiful...absolutely beautiful!

Judy Hartman said...

Vickie, Nan, Simone and Gayle,
Thank you so much for your comments. I'm really pleased that you liked my birds!