Here's a bouquet of flowers for you to look at while sipping your morning coffee. I had a very productive day yesterday constructing a cute little birdhouse decorated with flowers and ribbon. I used a wonderful, green batik fabric for the leaves. Do you ever throw batiks in the mix? I do occasionally when I find just the right fit. It's all part of the ongoing search for just the perfect combination. Speaking of combinations, just look at the five different check fabrics that work beautifully together. Checks, plaids, stripes and polka dots are my favorites Checks on the bias.....oh life is good!
This little bird will be happy as a clam perched here for as long as this quilt is in existence. Who knows, maybe one day this quilt will be hanging in the home of one of my grandchildren....or great-great-grandchildren. I actually think about that when I design and construct my quilts. I want them to last for more than one lifetime and will take extra steps to make them with care and great attention to detail. This is my legacy to my family. (There won't be any money to hand down since I spent it all on fabric!)
That isn't a flange on the side, it is an accent strip that I added to accentuate the scallops. That was actually Mr. Joe's idea when I made the quilt the first time around. He had a flash of brilliance with that suggestion!
Today I'll be working on the swatch sheets for the shop that is going to offer this as a block of the month. I'll let everyone know soon which shop. I also have to prepare two more blocks for the Minglewood Monday program. More details to follow on that also. My 'to-do' list is going to turn into my 'to-done' list over the next couple of days. If there is such a thing as a quilting grindstone, my nose is happily pressed to it!!
Have a great weekend being creative.