Tuesday, January 8, 2013
Although my quilt is blue and white, I had seen a wonderful little wall hanging prior to this year's round that really appealed to me and had a couple of red cardinals that really "made" the quilt. I had suggested that maybe someone would like to make them for my row this year and Karen took the bait!!
The tutorial she used to make the free pieced birds is here http://thehouseofkrom.blogspot.com/2011/01/free-piecing-study-january-block-1.html
She modified it, I believe, to make them more cardinal-like. Aren't they the cutest!?
I'm done! I decided to go with my original block, even though there were 2 other blocks in the row already with plain white centers. Rebecca liked it best I think, and I know I did. I really enjoyed using the Quilt in a Day ruler for this...the triangle in square blocks were so precise it made sewing the block together really easy :)
I also received a picture from Karen of the blocks she made/is making for me, but am not sure if she's ready for me to post them or not. I'll double check with her first. They're adorable!
So we're almost wrapped up here...Dee, Karen and Rebecca all have their rows back. I'm trying to decide if I want Karen to mail my rows to me or bring them to retreat...I can't decide, but I need to figure it out soon, LOL!