Friday, August 01, 2008
Striking While the Iron's Hot
I'm on a roll in the sewing room, probably because I have to go back to work soon, so I'm trying to use the free time I've got right now.
In a bit of serendipity, I found some bird charms at Jo-Ann's that I immediately conjured a use for. I have this crazy block I made one of in Sharon B's embroidery classes that was sitting in the drawer.
I added some silk tie pieces, sized it up to 12 x 12, and backed and bound it. With the bird charms, it's now part of my 12 x 12 bird series.
I'm calling this one "Wisteria." Although it's a bird series, all of the pieces are named for flowers or plants. Go figure.
It's a pretty block and I put a lot of work into it, so now I can display it with the others.
Remember my red basket blocks?
I pieced them with some 4-patches, added borders, and last night I pin basted it.
If I get really ambitious I will quilt it soon.