I wanted to share with you a photo of a recent finished quilt- the little birdie quilt!
special thanks to Steve for modeling the quilt :)
This is a quilt that I began nearly a year ago, actually! I took a class at a local shop called Stitch DC, which is primarily a yarn and knitting shop at Eastern Market, but has recently begun to have fabric and quilting classes too! It's a great little shop, I am a big fan. I took the class last spring, but then didn't finish on time, as I couldn't attend the final class because I was out of town. I planned to go back to the shop and finish there, with supervision, but never had a good time where I could. Then I ran out of the green thread I was using and couldn't find more of the exact color. Then this, then that, and I just never got around to it. Now that I've moved in with Steve and have a room dedicated to sewing, I've been organizing everything, and I found the unfinished project. Then I found the right green thread! Then, a few weekends ago, I finished!
Yes, the birdie is supposed to be off center, and yes, he's appliqued on, which was the first time I did that. It worked out okay, though there is always room for improvement! I think it is cute, and I really like all of the fabrics that I used. Now I am trying to decide what to do with it. I may donate it to a charity. There are many charities that accept quilts for children in hospitals, etc, and I'd really like to do some of that, once my skills improve a bit.
Have you crafted anything lately?
PS. Heidi, you've won the dahl house giveaway! Please email me your address, and I will pass along your info to Victoria!
Thank you all who entered and many thanks again to the dahl house! I am loving their products, so I will definitely keep them in mind for another giveaway in the future!