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- Jalal ad-Din Rumi
Friday, August 13, 2010
bird in a gilded cage
A brief little update post with the latest applique block in the mad little birds quilt.
After a two month hiatus, the enthusiasm is once again at full strength after a fun and very productive workshop at Material Obsession with Marg Sampson last Saturday. I was so excited to get this pattern and have been working at it these last few evenings.
Obviously there is lots more to do - the wonky little pots either side of the vase need to be filled with trailing plants, flowers and more little birds (the elegant fellow in his gilded cage needs some friends to talk to.) Also, The cage needs further work with a door and perhaps some additional "Mr. Curly" embellishments.
Quilting and antique quilts, travel, family, gardens, hiking, scuba diving, skiing and champagne are the many guiding stars fighting for attention in my life. I love hand piecing, hand applique, English Paper Piecing and hand quilting. I collect antique quilts and much of my work is based around reproducing or interpreting old quilts. Thanks for visiting. I love reading your messages and do my best to reply to everyone.