Happy Birthday Linda!
Welcome to my day! Well, as usual, I had all kinds of ideas, but none seemed to be right.
Then, I found a pattern on Moda Bakeshop, and a few ideas came together.
But a story first. A long time ago, I bought a fat quarter set and a panel of ladies going to a quilt retreat. I'm sure you have seen it. A short time later, our guild had a mini sale and swap, with the proceeds going to the guild and I donated the same fat quarter package. My friend Linda was just learning to quilt, Moi being her tutor, and I suggested she should buy the package for a minimal amount. Of course she did! She asked what she could make with it, and I replied whatever she would like. In a quilting magazine, she found a pattern for a curtain for over the window in her quilting room. It turned out so cute and she did an amazing job!
If you click on the picture, you can see the cute pictures of all the quilters!
So, when I found Crystal Hendrix's this pattern at Moda Bakeshop, I had a plan!
You see, Linda loves birds! All birds!
I asked her if she had any bright fabric scraps left, like she used for her window topper. She included some blocks from the panels too!
Unfortunately, this isn't finished, but I think you will get the idea.
I apologize to everyone, but I had a busy week this week and did my best.
So I made 6 birds, like in Crystal's pattern, 3 black, 3 green and 3 orange.
Two of each. Lots of piecing in those birds! They are 8.5 inches unfinished.
You will also see a panel block
So, there are birds above and below the panel block
It's a sewing machine cover! Or will be....
So far it is 22 x 26 inches.
There are more panel blocks and fabrics, I could put on the reverse side,
Linda can make the next few sets of decisions and then yes, I will finish it.
The yellow isn't sooo bright, but the lighting late last night at 11 pm, it is, what it is!
Linda's birthday is next week, but she will be away, so here is an early birthday present!
Sorry for the funny stories Linda, but I wanted it to be a surprise!
Many thanks to Mary and Samm for your ideas and coaching!
Here are some of my friends for today's postings!
Enjoy the blog hop!
Take care, Leslie