I'm back to blogging...again. I really do think I'll be updating more than once a week! Pictured above are the two mini-quilts I made for Mother's Day. The one on the left went to my mom and the one on the right went to my gramma. Unfortunately, they weren't received until yesterday, one day late, but they still seem to be appreciated!
The pattern is based on the "Out the Window" quilt from Material Obsession. The birds and leaves are all hand-appliquéd using the starch-on-the-edges-around-the-template method. All fabrics came from my stash!
I loved making these birds, and I think my favorite part was their funny legs. I just kept giggling as I was embroidering them on. The quilting is a scribbly stipple in the white areas only, and a curlicue in the flower border. I really liked making these, even though the hand-appliqué took quite a while.