Monday, May 11, 2009

Rosie the Riveter

While I wait to take my baby quilt to Anita to quilt on her machine, I decided to work on the challenge for my Art Quilt group, which meets next Monday.

The challenge is to do a piece, any size, that is NOT a square or rectangle, and that does not have traditional binding.

So I decided do do a couple of "silly birds." I love making things from scraps, so I made several silly birds to use in this challenge.

The first one is on a triangle background, and instead of binding, I decided to make the edging with copper rivets.

So I gathered my equipment and supplies - a hammer and punch to get the hole ready, and then the rivet gun and rivets.

I put the long side on the top, in case I want to hang it up. It was great fun; I haven't done any riveting in a while.

There is a little bit of hand sewing, and then it is ready.
I have another bird ready to finish today, and then I will be ready for the meeting.

I love the colors on this, and I love the background. I just did a little quilting, and I will do a little more quilting on the bird's feathers.

I call it "Blue-Footed Booby with Pink Bloomers" 

It is a whimsical piece, and after working so hard  for so long  to make the baby quilt just perfect, it is fun to relax and have fun for a couple of days.

I will post a picture of the other bird tomorrow.


  1. WOW, I love the rivets. :) How very cool. This is just a fabulous example of your creativity!!!! LOVE IT.

  2. Thank you for commenting on my blog. Cornwall was wonderful, so it was easy to get great photos! Your quilts are amazing. What works of art they are.