My day has arrived to show you my birdie project. I really enjoyed visiting all of my fellow birdie bloggers last week and I know this week will be just as inspiring. I hope you've been hopping along too! The list of bloggers that are joining me today are listed at the end of this post. Please fly on over to each of them!
I must always mind my manners and start my blog hop posts with HUGE thank you's to our hostess, Mary, and to Madame Samm, the overall chief cook and bottle washer of all of these hops. They both have put in endless hours to keep this blog hop moving along without a hitch. Thank you, thank you!
As usual, I didn't know what I was going to make and had to sleep on it for a few days. I'm one of those people that finds inspiration while dreaming. Sometimes I don't remember the dream, but I remember the solutions to my issues. It's not a fail proof system, but it often works.
I came up with a kind of fantasy forest with birds and trees in fun, happy colors. I knew that I was going to use some sort of inspirational quote and found one that I really liked. This wall hanging measures 21" x 26"..... a fairly good sized hanging.
Here's the quote I chose. I think you'll be able to read it quite clearly on your monitor.
A close up of one of my birdies....one that is holding up one end of the quote quilt. I made their eyes and their tales out of beads. The tails are strung on wire, shaped in the loops, then tacked in two spots. I just wanted a little dimension to go along with the dimension of the quote quilt (say that quickly five times!).
You know that I had to include a cat in my project somewhere. I had some fabric that had cat faces in a diamondy shape that really looked like they were peering out of knot holes. Even though the scale is goofy, I had to include them in my forest and hide them in the trees.
Now keep the momentum going and hop over to these other bloggers today. Let them know how much you
appreciate their great projects!
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