I have UFO's screaming at me for attention. It is time to do something about them.
This is my Birds of a Feather quilt. It is patterns from a book by Barb Adams and Alma Allen of Blackbird Designs. I probably started it in 2006 or 2007. I decided to quilt it myself. Pretty much with quilting on the bird, flowers, leaves, and other appliqué items. It has been a major undertaking. I have picked it up and stashed it away numerous times. But it is time to get this finished. My quilt guild is having a quilt show in April and I intend to get this quilt shown in it.
This wall hanging is Wisteria Lane a pattern by Melinda Bula in Skinny Quilts & Table Runners II. I am just getting the blooms on the blue blossom in the right hand upper corner. Only three more to go and probably a hand full of leaves too. Then it has to be quilted. All the petals and leaves need sewing down. Not sure how I intend to manage that. But, it is definitely time to get this done. I think I have been fussing with it for 8 to 10 years off and on.
I do manage to get some things done in a timely way as I finished my Red Birds in Christmas fabrics this past week. I like it so much better than the original mini I did of this pattern. I used Metallica Coats and Clark iridescent thread for the quilting. The fabrics have lots of gold and silver metallic threads in them.
I am ignoring my UFOs for the most part -- saving them until next year. On the other hand it would be nice to finish one this year like you are doing.... Hum, I wonder how loud they would need to scream before I respond? lolololololol.ReplyDelete
I love seeing your Birds of Feather quilt. The fabrics you have chosen are so cheerful. It's a beauty for sure.ReplyDelete
Ooh, that Birds of a Feather quilt is such a stunner! It deserves to be finished and entered in a show! All of that gorgeous appliqué! I love how you angled the quilting stitches in different directions on either side of your cardinals, too. Much more interesting than just diagonal lines in one direction would have been.ReplyDelete
So beautiful and you're most talented.ReplyDelete
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LOL at "screaming" ! And I am also LOL at Bonnie's comment - :DReplyDelete
Your Birds of a Feather is gorgeous, as is your Wisteria Lane wall hanging. And I love the red birds in Christmas fabrics. I bet that iridescent thread is pretty in person!
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Hi DonnaLee, good for you for listening to your UFOs. I'm quite good at ignoring their wailing :-) Your Red Birds on Christmas fabrics are lovely. That's a great finish. Congrats...and good luck with your UFOs. Thanks for linking up to Free Motion Mavericks.ReplyDelete
Oh my, I am in awe with your top two finishes. Speechless!ReplyDelete
Very pretty! You have a good eye for using color.ReplyDelete
Gosh that Birds of a Feather is so detailed - it will be glad to be shown to the world!ReplyDelete
Love your REd Birds!!!!
Very pretty! Very different color way from their version.ReplyDelete
You are so good to listen to your screaming UFOs. I have Birds of a Feather about 3/4 finished in a box somewhere, but it is not screaming at me right now. Yours is just beautiful. I really like the cardinals in your wall hanging too. Such a good post of finishing projects. You inspire me!ReplyDelete
Congrats on finishing up your scrappy bird quilt!!ReplyDelete
Pretty Cardinals, and the iridescent thread is a great idea to make it shine a little more. Wisteria Lane is a pure beauty!ReplyDelete
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The Birds of a Feather quilt is beautiful! Can't wait to see it finished.ReplyDelete
Vos ouvrages sont vraiment très beaux, bravo!ReplyDelete
Kisses from Belgium
Redbirds is fabulous! Love it. Your other projects certainly deserve to be finished and soon! They are so pretty. Thanks for sharing on Wednesday Wait Loss.ReplyDelete
Hi Donnalee, I just featured your Red Birds on Christmas Fabric on the new Free Motion Mavericks. Thanks!ReplyDelete