Sunday, August 9, 2015

May Day Sampler Redux

Last Sunday was the big reveal of the May Day Samplers on the FB group Prim Stitchers Society. I showed my version where I stitched the birds as they were graphed in blue.

And then I saw my friend Marcella's version with robins...

and I HAD TO HAVE ROBINS!!! Soooooo... I ripped out my bluebirds and here is what it looked like in process. Looking better already!

And here it is redux... I LOVE THE ROBINS!!!

I think this makes a pretty sampler even prettier! If you click on the picture and enlarge it you can see the details.   I'm happy I didn't "finish" this last week. My version just had the stitching attached to a quilted background with double stick tape... a bit redneck but it gave me flexibility.

Here's a close up of my robins...

I'm going to take this to Bev at Joanns to be framed this week. I already know EXACTLY where I want to hang it... in my to my bed...where I'll see it every morning when I wake up. Thank you Marcella for sharing your sampler and your wonderful interpretation of this sampler. I'm so happy to have robins of my own!

I'll be linking up with Kathy's Quilts today and Super Mom - No Cape tomorrow. Check them out when you have a minute.

happy stitching-
carol fun


  1. Both versions are beautiful. It's amazing how one change can give the while thing an entirely different look .x

  2. I think the robins are prettier on your blue hand dyed ground--and so fat and happy!

  3. I do like your original but I agree, the robins make it even prettier. I think they give it a softer look.

  4. As much as I love bluebirds, I have to say that your robins are amazing. The perfect touch.

  5. Sometimes a little redneck ingenuity pays off. I have to agree, the robins are a better choice!

  6. Too funny! You had "robin envy"! Love the revision, and how the creative spark flew from her stitchery over to yours!

  7. I like the change to Robins. It totally changes the look of the piece.

  8. Lovely! I love it with the robins.

  9. Okay, I was skeptical, but the robins definitely work on this piece. When you see the two together it is amazing the difference. So pretty.

  10. pretty work. I like both versions.


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