Dec 15, 2014

Jingle Bird

I stitched this on 32 count because I wanted it smaller, changed a few colors.  No interfacing, backed with two layers of linen in different neutral shades to get a variegated and fuller fringe.  The backing linens are coarse 25 count - I didn't want a fine thread fringe.  After pressing it with the iron's tip to separate, I got the ragged look that I wanted.
 
Originally with little bells that I removed - thought it was too much.
I pinned the three layers together and fringed the top linen to the size I liked, then stitched with matching thread on a very small zigzag setting, catching the end thread to prevent further raveling.
 
The stitching is barely visible.  I didn't want to hand stitch a decorative seam with colored floss.  Finished fringing the edges of the other two linen layers, stuffed, and sewed the bottom the same way.
 
Jingle Bird.  Over and out.
 
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30 comments:

Jacqueline said...

Really cute. Like the fringe edging too.

dogwoodfarm said...

Sweet design and the fringe looks great!!!
Thanks or sharing!

diamondc said...

Lovely finish love the color and fabric.

merry Christmas
Catherine

Shirlee said...

Love it : )

Anonymous said...

Looks great!
Terry

Margaret said...

Beautiful!

gracie said...

I love it.

Cricket-bug Corner said...

I love it! The fringe is fantastic!

Rugs and Pugs said...

What a f-u-n finish!

Diana said...

Thanks for showing how to do the fringe.

Lisa Sener said...

I love the fringe also! You are so creative.

Barbara Shores ~ Village Folk Art said...

LUV IT. You are so talented and thanks for sharing.

Peace and Blessings for All,
Barb

Barb said...

I love the way you showed us how to attach with fringe. A cute design!

Silvana said...

complimenti un risultato veramente eccellente
ciao
silvana

Kathy Barrick said...

Absolutely fabulous!!!

Chris said...

fabulous!

C. M. Designs said...

I LOVE Jingle Bird. I liked the tiny bells on it too. LOVE the fringed edge.. Thanks for sharing the way you did it..
Thinking about you and Carole !
Charlotte in Va.

Joyce said...

Love it, Thanks for sharing your finishing, Bloggers are the best at helping others .

Vickie said...

Fantastic!

Carole Z. said...

Marly, LOVE your JIngle Bird!

Vonna, The Twisted Stitcher said...

FABULOUS!! I love it!

C Reeder PhxAz said...

Thanks for showing the finish. Great piece and I like the bells. Can we win him or is he staying with you? Saw your bag at Attic auction. So pretty in person.

Mdm Samm said...

how lovely your stitches warm my heart

Denise said...

Love the look of the fringe. Thanks for sharing, I will definitely be trying this technique.

Christine said...

Love the finish on Jingle Bird! Thank you for sharing how you did it!

Anonymous said...

I love this :-) - and I agree, better without the bells although they were fun. Smashing finish too.
Merry Christmas
Helen

Pam in IL said...

I really like it! Thanks for the info on how you did the fringe.

laceystitcher said...

What a great finish! I will have to try it - thanks for sharing. Praying for you and your sister.................

Ricamo a Doppio Filo said...

Very beautiful!!
Naty

Maggee said...

Really love how the fringe frames a really cute stitched piece. Thanks for sharing... Hugs!

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