Oophs sorry for some reason the scheduling didn't work.
Today is my day on the Tree Bird hop. I love the fabric line but I haven't been able to get any here in London. Instead I used fabric from my stash. Thanks to Samm from Sew We Stitch for organising the hop and Lana from It seams to be sew. keeping us on track.
I started two projects for this hop but only got one finished (the second is still in lots of little bits). Last year I took part in the 'For the birds' and for this I made a quilt for when John goes bird watching. It lives in his car and I have found it really useful when we have been bird watching in the cold weather.
For the Tree bird hop I have one project that will also live in John's car and will be used when bird watching. John has had a pillow in his car for several year. One of the children would often use it for a nap on the way home from school or it was used at picnics or bird watching. It did originally have a beautiful bright orange cover but now it is rather sad with stains that just don't come out in the wash.
and worse still on the other side .....
I'd been planning to make a new pillow for some time but just hadn't got round to it so here was my chance.
I had a fat quarter of fabric with a lovely bird on it so this was my starting point. The background had to be blue to match with the quilt.
I just love this little bird. I quilted around the outline of the bird and some of the leaves and stems. I missed that one thread when I took this photo. So my finished bird pillow.
The back of the pillow has a fold over opening. I couldn't get a good photo to show how 'puffy' the little bird is. I realised when I was quilting round the bird and the leaves that my skills of free motion quilting have improved a lot. I could actually follow the line of the pattern without too many problems.
Following the bird theme John, Richard and I spent a fun evening last week making up bird models with Lego. Richard has always loved Lego since he was tiny and now he occasionally treats himself to one of the Lego ideas sets.
This ideas set makes three birds.
Each bird comes with its own packets of pieces and instructions
Picasso does like to help and there was a risk that he would knock all the pieces on the floor
My job was to make the humming bird and flower.
Whilst Richard made the Robin and John put the Blue Jay together
It was a fun evening and reminded me of building Lego models with the children when they were small.
I hope you liked my bird pillow . Here's the list of the rest of the blogs you need to visit today.
Thursday, March 19
Enjoy the hop and have a great day