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.
 
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7 comments:

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

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

Quilter Kathy said...

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!

AnnieO said...

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

jan said...

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

Carla A Few Of My Favorite Things said...

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

Kelly @ Sew With Kelly said...

Ann..love that about summer camp!

Deb A said...

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