12" x 12"
Suzanne Kistler 2014
This little birdie is for the SAQA online auction, which is scheduled for later this year. You can see a number of the auction quilts here.
Last week I had the background together. Does it look familiar? It's scraps from my Iris Challenge. I dreamed of making this little quilt, but the days flew by too quickly, and there was no way I could meet the "received by" deadline of June 1. Too much to do, too little quilting time. And then, there was a reprieve! The deadline has been extended to June 15! They must have heard me muttering that "All I need is a few more days..." :)
When the days were granted, well, I had no excuses not to finish this little birdie. I got his silhouette from a photo I took at Asilomar, which I enlarged, flipped, and traced. The background is machine pieced, the bird is hand appliqued, the quilt is machine quilted. The embroidery and beading are done by hand. I know. You probably can't see the beading. It's supposed to hint at the bird's lovely song.
So. No UFO's done this week, but an itty bitty want-to-do (WTD's?) has satisfied my creative urge.