Time to dust off the blog with a fun blog hop celebrating my favorite animal!
I planned on making something with the selected fabric by Tracey Lizotte for Elizabeth Studio, and she’s got other lines featuring hummingbirds and owls that are just gorgeous too, but it didn’t happen with being sick with one thing after another since Christmas and pregnant with baby #4. Someday I will cut into those beautiful panels and make a quilt my kids will fight over! But until then, I want to share with you a few “bird” themed projects I’ve finished or have in the hopper.
Has your winter been as brutal and cold as mine? Earlier this month we had a “warm” spell of 50 degree days and I made this table topper to celebrate. My kids love to set the table with linens and various “treasures” they’ve collected at thrift stores, so this topper has been in heavy rotation lately.
The bird fabric is a new line called Milk Sugar Flower by Elea Lutz for Penny Rose Fabrics. As soon as I saw those cute little retro inspired birds, I knew I had to make something from them!
Paired with linen, these fabrics look perfect for heralding in spring. (Is it coming anytime soon???)
The back has the same bird print in cream.
Once I finished up that project, it was time to make a spring-themed mug rug for a swap.
This wonky star features retro bluebirds that I picked up from my friend’s online shop Donna’s Lavender Nest. Donna stocks some really cute 30’s inspired retro fabrics and a whole bunch of pretty florals.
And I’m a staunch believer that no mug rug swap would be complete without coordinating mug, so this sweet pink mug with owls galore accompanied the mug rug to its destination out west.
That’s it for finished projects…I still have two bird themed quilts in various stages of completion.
This large purple owl is part of an improv quilt that will be for my 4 year old daughter, Veronica. She wanted a quilt that would “talk” to her at night since her sister Esther has the Mooshka quilt that talks, so we picked Cori Dantini’s Good Company fabric.
There are plenty of little birds and woodland creatures (foxes, hedgehogs, squirrels) to keep her company at night once this baby arrives and she has to sleep in her own bed. This quilt will take a few days to quilt up because it’s quite large and I’m trying every kind of fmq design I feel brave enough to attempt. It’s a quilt that will be loved no matter now it looks, and the improv sections provide the perfect backdrop for practicing different stitch designs.
The last project I’ve got going is this Charley Harper quilt for my cousin’s baby, due to arrive March 17 but he has not made his grand entrance yet. I finished quilting it up today and it’s ready for binding. I don’t want to show too much of the quilt because I plan to give it to her this weekend and want it to be a little bit of a surprise!
Thanks for visiting my stop on the hop and make sure you visit all the other hoppers and see their creative bird-themed projects! I’ve been so inspired and amazed by the creativity and productivity of the participants of this hop!
Thanks for stopping by!