Wednesday, April 13, 2016

A Little Birdie Told Me

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.
Decisions, decisions!

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!!

Linking up with Let's Bee Social

What are you working on?



beaquilter said...

all the birds are adorable

Ioleen said...

Another beautiful quilt in the making. said...

Your birds are adorable, and I love the quilt it is going to be so sweet.

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