I started to work on my log cabin variation antique. I am doing some simple outline quilting in the pieced blocks, I have not decided what I will do in the red bands, but I will know when I get there. Nothing traditional or uniform or fussy will do…so I will make something up as I go.
the backing is actually dark gray but the picture looks rather brown
My first quilt was a bird quilt, and I have always been drawn to quilts with embroidered blocks of birds.
I am working on some small quilts for AAQI with birds that I painted
I have the butterfly finished
I need to get the birds done and get these in the mail.
I recently purchased a group of blocks from the Ruby McKim Bird life/Audubon pattern. The patterns are available again at the Mckim Studios web site.
The were first published in 1928
There were 24 designs, but I only got 18. They are very well done and I know they will make the basis for a great quilt.
here are the blocks (click to enlarge)