Thursday, July 28, 2011

Work on One, Think About Others

We all do it - I think that's part of being a quilter - thinking about the next projects while you work on another one.   My red applique is coming right along with just one more block to do and then the sashing.   I actually am anxious to get to Hop to It and also thinking about this old reproduction quilt that was one by Nancy Page that was published weekly in newspapers.  From Sentimental Stitches (I gave you a link to that site in the post about Leslie's schlep bags and you can read their information if you enlarge the picture), I ordered this pattern for the Laurel Wreath quilt.
Here is an article with patterns for some of the birds and the wreath that I took from an old Quilters Newsletter Magazine in 2002.   These are such cutie pie birdies.
Three more of the birdies and the wreath pattern. 
The pattern for the quilt is on a dvd and it has all of the flowers and birds so you are able to print them and trace your pieces.  I am mulling over in my mind what fabrics I want to use.  First thought is Aunt Gracie type on some sort of a really cool background which is what the original quilt is.  I have also thought it might be great in Kaffe Fassett fabrics in the manner they are doing quilts on  http://gloriousapplique.blogspot.com/.   That may be a tad wild, though.  Solids might be very pretty, also.  Or just all sorts of scraps.  Fun to think about!    (Click to enlarge)

5 comments:

carol fun said...

I LOVE the little birds! They are just too sweet. And isn't it fun to mull over different fabric choices? I'm so glad there is such a wild variety to chose from but my bank account could probably do with less selection - LOL!

Lee Prairie Designs said...

Love the little birds, have a fun time appliquing them!!!!

Carolyn

Leslie said...

I too love the little birds, but if you use the flowers I could see them done in embroidery with applique wreaths around them. I think that the Moda fabrics that are batiks by Edyta Sitar would be lovely with the birds and wreaths. She has such great colors. Did you consider 30's!

Pokey said...

I think the birds and flowers look like a quilt you will make be beautiful. I'm with you, Aunt Gracie would be a winner, for sure!
:-}pokey

Karen said...

Such cute little birds! I can see them in all the different fabric you have suggested.