Friday, March 18, 2011

a little birdie said what?

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!

12 comments:

Heidi said...

wahoo!!!!! i never win anything :D :D

Annie said...

Aww that's so cute! Congrats on finishing it and that's nice of you to possibly donate!

KatiePerk said...

this is awesome!! I am so impressed. It is very chic. It reminds me of something from Anthro!

JulesTX said...

Great job finishing your quilt !

Valerie and Jeff said...

Love, Love, Love the quilt! I SO want to try applique but never have!
I have had a Chinese proverb running through my mind lately and it's been so encouraging to me, "Keep a green bough in your heart and perhaps a singing bird may come." And this totally reminds me again of this. Thank you!
Just an FYI ... Love Without Boundaries is going to have an Art Auction in April and they are looking for donations just like this RIGHT NOW!--you could even artfully do up a little dedication card with that Chinese Proverb on it if you wanted. I'm sure it would bring in a beautiful bid and very needed donations for special needs orphans who are awaiting Cleft Lip, Heart and Bowel Surgeries ... I can send you the info if you are interested--just let me know! It ROCKS when you hear the outcome of the art auction and know that the thing you created out of love helped a little one receive the care they needed! They helped 13 children last year with the proceeds from the benefit!
Hugs,
Valerie
P.S. Was I supposed to be working on a skirt/dress for you? Oh my goodness--I just got an epiphany as I was typing this that we exchanged emails about it many months ago. Oh my!

Little Miss Can't Be Wrong said...

what a beautiful quilt!! i know i've said this before, but what a talent you have!!

Mommyto3andahusky said...

I just found your blog and became a follower! :) Love your blog! Erin

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midnight macaroons said...

WOW!!!It's beyond adorable. It looks like something you would buy at a chic boutique. You did a fantastic job. And it has a BIRD!!! :)

I found that pink little bird chair on the Layla Grace site. Wouldn't that make an incredible accent chair in a office or craft room? I love it. If you go to Layla Grace you'll have to type bird in the search engine for it to pull up.

Katelin said...

i am so not a crafter, but nicely done on the quilt, it's so cute!! love it.

Jules said...

That is so impressive and I love the pattern. The little birdie totally makes it! You honestly did a wonderful job with this.

Maris (In Good Taste) said...

You did a fantastic job on that quilt Lexi.

Kelsey @ Seattle Smith's said...

I just LOVE that quilt!