Sunday, January 5, 2014

Pretty Bird - Slow Stitching Sunday

At first glance this block doesn't look much different than it did last Sunday, but I have been diligently embroidering the seams all week, and there are only a few left to cover.  I should get them done this afternoon/evening during football on TV. 

This project, for CQJP2014, seems to have taken on a personality of its own.  Originally I was envisioning a "red bird" crazy quilt, but the collection of bird fabrics I've accumulated nudged things over into a blue and brown/natural theme instead.  And because of the earthy palette that has evolved,  I think I'll be aiming for a  rustic summer-camp-souvenir feel for the project rather than a more traditional ornate formal crazy quilt.  I think I have a piece of blue and brown plaid homespun that might be good for borders -- I'll have to go stash-diving and try to find it one of these days.

This is my Slow Stitching Sunday link for the week.

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6 comments:

Quilter Kathy said...

Enjoy stitching your blue jay block - and the foot ball game too :) Thanks for linking up to Slow Sunday Stitching!

Ellen said...

Cute blue jay!

Cathy said...

Either way it will be cute. Seems the fabrics do the talking, don't they? So far, so good! Is this your first CQ project?

Carla A Few Of My Favorite Things said...

I just love these crazy themed quilts. Birds another great idea!

Tanya Quilts in CO said...

Your embroidery is beautiful. Do you use floss or perle cotton? I am visiting through Slow Sunday Stitching.

anne bebbington said...

I do love quick patterns that go together easily and make a quilt in no time but there's also a real place for slow steady gentle stitching and this is just the project to gently stitch your way through - I'm treating my Liberty hexagon project in the same fashion - it's taken me almost four years to get where I am with it but with projects like this the process is as big a delight as the end result - am really looking forward to watching your bird project develop