I have no idea where my new birdie fixation has come from.
Honestly, you all know I am really more of a cat person.
I was working on my The Splendid Sampler blocks when the seagull block came up.
I don't know about you but even though most birds are beautiful
I can't help but think of these birds as rats with wings.
They are the biggest beggars!
Since my quilt will have a more retro feel to it, I decided to just draft my own birds.
This is the resulting block.
I posted this on Facebook and someone actually enlarged and printed it off and
asked if they could make my birds!
As you all know there are 4 babies in my circle of family and friends being born this month.
I have finished one quilt and have the second one basted but
the next one was totally unplanned and last minute!
I have a couple of baby quilt patterns that I have been dying to make.
I hauled one out for this baby. She is not due for a few months so I figure I have time.
I am only making the 4 blocks.
I plan to sash them with yellow stars as the corner stones and then frame the whole quilt in prairie points in lavender and yellow with a white outer border.
Or that's what I think I want to do. As always I will have to let the quilt tell me what it wants.
Pattern is called Feathers and is by Lydia Nelson.
Here are my 4 birdies. You can't see it in these photos but the white has birds on it too.
I am loving breaking out of my normal comfort zone for something like this!
I am trying to decide if I want to embroider a label.
If I do that means I can't finish the quilt until after the baby is born.
They know her name but I won't know the birthdate.
That means waiting to do the quilting.
Getting ready for the bridal shower too.
I have ordered the fabric for the oven mitts.
I bought the glass etching liquid last night for the casserole dish.
I decided to try that instead of paint.
I will take photos so you can see how it goes.
I ordered the dish towels that I want to embroider.
Looks like I will be doing the embroidery soon since the shower is the beginning of May!!
What are you working on?