I have been working on my Birds of a Feather for YEARS! I do mean years, as it was started in 2006. I've put it away and pulled it out dozens of times. Well this past week I finished the top.
I modified the patten somewhat from the original pattern in a book called Birds of a Feather from Blackbird Designs by Barb Adams and Alma Allen. I knew I only wanted a smaller version to use as a wall hanging, not a bed quilt. That required me to make fewer blocks, but also put in some designed blocks of my own to fill in gaps. This was one of the last gap fills needed.
And this was the very last block. It completed the top.
And at last the finished top. I know I will have to quilt it my self. I believe it will require lots of eco and leaf vine quilting. I am not looking forward to that, but I do think I can accomplish it and hopefully it doesn't take another 13 years.
As many of you have seen, my daughter lives out in the country and has a number of birds of a feather of her own. The Ginny Fowl and ducks were reminding her at the back door it was breakfast time. Well looks like the ducks got a bit anxious and decided to try the front door too.
Service must have been slow that morning.
Husband and I are off for 10 days this next week on a Mississippi River Boat Cruise. Back to the sewing room after the 12th.
Your Birds of a Feather quilt top is wonderful! I recognize so many of the fabrics that you used in the blocks and love them all. I wish I had your stash. A duck at the door would be a welcome sight - ha!ReplyDelete
Very lovely! Congrats on getting it into the flimsy stage after 13 years! I have an UFQ older than that!ReplyDelete
It's a beautiful quilt and will be a great enjoyment as you see it each day.ReplyDelete
Your Mississippi River Cruise sounds such fun. Happy holidays.ReplyDelete
Your quilt is going to be amazing and worth every moment you spent on it. And the birds peeking in at the front and back door of your daughter's house are WAY TOO FUNNY! Those pictures could translate into a really cute appliqué quilt for your daughter, you know. The birds would be appliquéd inside a door "frame" and then embroider the grid of the screen right across the top... And you could put an appliqué of your daughter in a bathrobe, looking tired and holding a cup of coffee, in the center of the quilt, surrounded by blocks showing her impatient-looking family and livestock...ReplyDelete
Such a gorgeous quilt!ReplyDelete
Such a long time since I dropped in Iv'e just spent 30 mins going back through your blog it was a lovely 30 mins reading. Your quilt will look beautiful and a wonderful one to snuggle under. Cheers GlendaReplyDelete
PS Love your Court Yard steps blocks hope it's nearly a quilt now?????ReplyDelete
That's a bit long to sit, but I'm glad you pulled it out and finished it - looks lovely!ReplyDelete
A wonderful quilt. Congrats on your finish. I, too, and off for distant places. See you the 12th.ReplyDelete