I worked on several different quilts this week, none of which would qualify as a Friday finish.
So I took a break from the big quilts and made this mini bird house quilt. I was inspired by this little red bird house while browsing Flickr.
I started with this little bird, which I cut in a wonky shape, and added scraps I had on hand. Many of the scraps are from Plume by Tula Pink. The border is Nest from Valori Wells. I love that there is bird theme fabric in my bird house quilt.
The bird house looked like this at one point. I thought it was too tall, so I chopped some off the bottom. I added an inner border and then the Nest outer border. I still plan to add some cute bird buttons once the quilting is complete.
I am hoping the bird buttons will help it look more like a bird house. My daughter thinks this is cute, but she doesn't think it looks like a bird house. Maybe a bird button on the roof and one on the base?
Luckily I've learned to take pictures of the quilt top before I mess it up with my quilting. Here is the beautiful Anna Maria Horner Garden Party backing. I had the brilliant idea to quilt around the gorgeous patterns on the back. I was pleasantly surprised at how well it looked....until I looked at how the design was placed on the front. I spent quite a bit of time with my seam ripper last night!
Before I go check out the creative goodness over at Sew and Tell Friday, I'd like to mention that my middlest turns 18 today! Happy Birthday sweetie!!! I can call him sweetie because I know he won't see this ;-)
Have an amazing weekend!!!!