Fresh Vintage Birds

This is one of those projects that has been in my imagination for over a year now but somehow never made onto the actual fabric. My friend Denise finally got tired of me talking about it over and over & said “Just make it already!”… so here are a few little shots of a few of my favorite blocks.
Now I am sure many of you have alredy heard of my technical woes, but I have to warn you that these photos are not great given that I managed to take 4 shots before my battery died and I realized that my battery pack was still in my quilters kitchen where I had last plugged it in…. I know, there’s always a story :-)…

My inspiration for this quilt… my all time favorite Cavallini bird, work and egg file folders. I file everything in these folders. In fact I make up reasons to make new folders becuase I just love the folders so much… I know, I know, my husband regularly tells me that I’m a bit “off”!

Anyway, this quilt uses some of those wonderful alphabet letters from MODA American Jane fabrics along with a mix of my Allspice Tapestry, Urban Indigo, upcoming Dandelion Girl colors and some old time Japanese fabrics… and some MODA Dotties!
I’m not completely done with the quilt yet but I can tell that its surely going to be one of my all time favorites. Its got words [my favorite thing to add to quilts], vintage birds, nests, and eggs, all surrounded by my favorite tones of butter yellow…. how could you not fall in love with a quilt like this.
I can’t wait to show you some better shots of it once I actually locate my battery charger…

Talk soon.

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  1. Darlene | 9th Aug 07

    Oh, another beauty is emerging! Very, very nice!

  2. Carole Meier | 9th Aug 07

    The quilt is looking lovely! I enjoy the creative process as much as making the quilt and watching it develop! Thanks for sharing!

  3. Nicole | 9th Aug 07

    Your applique designs are so inspiring! What a beautiful creation.

  4. Amy | 9th Aug 07

    Ohhhh! How precious those blocks are! I want to make them already! That bird is so sweet and inspiring!

  5. Libby | 9th Aug 07

    That looks so soft and creamy! I love it! The ‘eggs’ picture is beautiful! This design will be a favorite to many!

  6. Cindy Lammon | 9th Aug 07

    Inspiration from a file folder??! Goes to show you it can come from anywhere! I can’t wait to see the full quilt. Your bird is beautiful and quite elegant looking. Love it!

  7. josie | 9th Aug 07

    W O W ! As Dorothy might say, “birds and nests and eggs, oh my!!”
    THAT is a beautiful quilt – just can’t wait to see it finished.
    You are an inspiration….

  8. Laurie | 9th Aug 07

    Ohhh, I love this project! Absolutely love it! I think it is great that you added text! Supurb!

  9. Sarah Leak | 9th Aug 07


  10. Marlene | 9th Aug 07

    “how could you not fall in love with a quilt like this”
    so true! I wanna see it all!

  11. Megan | 10th Aug 07

    Love these blocks….can’t wait to see the whole quilt!

  12. pam | 10th Aug 07

    Love the bird and butter yellow!Can’t wait to see it at Market in real life!

  13. Randi | 13th Aug 07


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