Realizing that some of you like just quilting and some like a variety of things, here's a post that combines quilting with...birds. (Okay, one bird.)
This top is hand pieced (elongated hexagons turned on their sides) and machine quilted. I especially love how the stripe works for the binding--all straight cut, no bias!
After getting the entire piece finished, I looked at the back and had that "Wow, I could have done..." moment. I could have quilted from the back and used the trees as my guide! Much too late for this baby, but I've got a bunch of this fabric left....
And, in keeping with the theme (Cardinals), here's a proud male sitting on my power line.
Be sure to take a look at this post by Dutch Comfort (here) for a visual feast of what she's been working on. For those of you who love the Australian designers, it's a real treat.
There are several finishes in the wings awaiting their turn to star on the blog. They are impatient, so stay tuned!