Earlier this summer, the Maine Guild was challenged to make a block that was either a bird or a birdhouse. The names of the quilters who make the blocks were put into a drawing and I won the blocks. This was so exciting.
They are so beautiful. It will be so much fun to put them into a wall hanging. I could size it so that it would fit over the sofa in my living room. That way, I would think about my guild friends in Maine all winter long while I’m in New Hampshire.
I expect that I will move them around on the design wall for a while until I find just the right placement. I don’t have a design wall yet but I have had the plans for one in my head for a long while. This will be my inspiration to finally make one.
I have patterns for other bird houses and might add some more to the mix if I need more.
I’ve been machine quilting the Page 30 challenge. The center is almost finished. I have two more patterns to quilt. The border is being quilted in two passes. The first is done and I’m part way around with the second. Unfortunately, I have run out of the thread that I’m using. I’ll get some more next week. There is enough of the border quilted so that I could sew around the edge to stabilize it and add the binding. It should be finished in time for the reveal.
I did quilt a little on the Amish Thistle quilt. I do hope to finish it some day. It was started over thirty years ago and is being heavily hand quilted with black thread. The quilt has a center applique and is pieced in a medallion style. Some of the rows are pieced blocks and some are solid black fabric. The feather quilting template for one of the rows was lost for a while. I looked everywhere for it. I did try Press and Seal as a pattern for one side of a row, but it does not work with hand quilting. When I was unpacking boxes after moving, I found the template. It wasn’t where I would expect it to be. I had no idea how it got there. I should concentrate on quilting the Amish Thistle and get it done.
Have a great d ay and happy quilting.