This is my favorite quilt, at least for today. It is kind of like trying to pick out your favorite child!
This quilt was made as a challenge. The criteria was that it had to include a bird theme, it had to be 18 x 24 and it had to be on stretcher bars. We could use any techniques and any fabric we wanted. I for one did not want to use the stretcher bars. I know it is easier to hang but I wanted it to still look like a quilt and not like a picture. As soon as the challenge was over I took out the stretcher bars!
I used hand dyed fabrics and commercial printed fabrics. The background was a Hoffman batik, I can't remember what name though. I did not use any fusible web which gave it a nice feel but was hard to execute. The nest is fused, I made it a couple of years ago and did not have a place for it until I made this quilt.
I learned to just start the damn project and it can take on a life of it's own! We usually had about 4 months for a challenge and I ended up starting it 2 weeks before it was due! I also learned what good friends I have and how encouraging and supportive they are----thanks to my Quiltinis----Cheryl, Christine, Jane and Terry!