Sunday, March 23, 2014

Slow Stitching Sunday - Pretty Bird

I finished the March Robin block for
my CQJP2014 project this week:
Robins are very common here.  We already have robins' nests this year in the spruce tree, in the purple-leaf plum, and up under the front porch rafters.
Three blocks together begin to give an idea of the "look" of my Pretty Bird crazy quilt:
 Rather than a very formal Victorian crazy quilt, I'm aiming for something that looks like it might have been created at a long-ago summer camp -- a souvenir that came home after a summer spent bird watching and hiking here in the mountains.  
Hours of hand stitching time have already gone into 
this project:
 See other Slow Stitching Sunday inspirations HERE 
Kathy has some especially thoughtful observations about commitment in her Slow Stitching post today.


  1. Lovely..and looks like so much fun to work on :)

  2. How wonderful! I love robins, and look for them every spring. They haven't returned here yet. It's minus 11 degrees celsius here, so it's still too cold for them.
    I am enjoying seeing your robin today :)
    Thanks for linking up!

  3. So pretty! Love the warmth and cheer this quilt is showing.

  4. This is just adorable! I love the Embroidered birds and crazy quilting. Enjoy your slow sunday stitchin!
    xo jan@ sewandsowfarm

  5. I love that you showed the back of you work. I want to try a themed crazy quilt! Spectacular!

  6. So pretty! Robins are the true sign of spring. I've seen a few fat ones down here so expect to hear chirping soon.