Here are my Golden Eagles among the Aspens. Maybe now I can go back to making more of the eleventy million green leaves called for on this quilt. ~Marie
(The fabric Marie used for the birds is very special – It came from a dear friend who lives in Belgium – She had been saving the fabric for more than 20 years, hoping to find something special to do with it – Well, Katrine, here it is!!)~ Susan
Ultra suede, beads and broderie perse – are you going to kick me off the blog?
I so wanted the groom to find a home on my Bird of Paradise quilt – and here he is. I like some things about him – his dark skin and his curly hair, his fancy pants of of course, his faithful Aussie by his side. But if I could change the color of many of the leaves on this block, I would. I can’t so I won’t – but I’m so distressed by them that of the six blocks I’ve completed so far this is my least favorite. Boo hoo.
I want my Mr. Fancy Pants groom to look just as festive as his bride and it has taken me some time to make his fabric selection. That may be in part due to his deep skin tone which as you can see is not visible here yet but you know you can trust me – it will be dark.
And I’m still playing catch up with my fearless leader!
When I started Bird of Paradise I bought so many repro fabrics but the further along I sew the farther away from that look I’m getting. Oh well, one must travel along the path the muse guides one.
Abbott and Costello
have come to call.
I know, I know – they look more like The Rockettes.
And with their fancy batik and Asian feathers they may not seem like they belong on a Civil War reproduction quilt. But please do welcome them anyway. They just want to fit in.
Here is the beginning of Marie’s block. I love her crown!
Marie said, “I think I did what I always do – fussed and fussed till I ruined it! Sigh!”
Marie just sent me these yesterday.