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.