Thursday, September 30, 2010


Thanks for the encouragement and advice regarding my LOVE blocks yesterday.  Many of  you liked the two-tone blocks and even suggested adding more.  So glad to hear that because when I went to finish that missing block I realized that one was also a I-ran-out-of-solid-fabric-have-to-improvise-block as well!

I think I'm going to stick with the 4 by 5 block layout especially since I have been reassured the two-tone blocks work well.  Plus this means I don't have to make any more for this quilt and can move on to other projects... our guild's ugly fabric challenge.  Above is the ugly fabric I have to work with.  

I don't really think it's ugly, but it's what I have to work with ;-)  Now it is strips sitting among other strips waiting for inspiration, which better come soon as it is due next week!

I went ahead and finished quilting my bird house and sewed on the binding.  Today I'm  hoping to find some cool bird buttons to sew on.  If not, then I think I'll embroider some.  This little mini really needs a little something.  Hopefully tomorrow I will have an improved birdhouse picture to share ;-)

Have an amazing day!!!!


  1. I don't think that's an ugly fabric should have fun working with it!

  2. What a great ugly! Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and I like that one a lot!

  3. The bird house is adorable - with or without embellishments!

  4. God sometimes forces creativity!!! It will be even better!!!



  5. The brown fabric looks great with the other fabrics can't wait to see what you decide to do with it!

  6. Love your retro brown fabric---it reminds me of a 50's apartment. Your bird house is so cute. and your center fabric on your block is really pretty. Happy Autumn!

  7. I love the birdhouse quilt. I am looking to make a birdhouse quilt for my little one on the way and was wondering if you used a pattern or would be willing to share your pattern. I absolutely love your birdhouse!!!