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Friday, January 13, 2012

Birdhouse Quilt Progress

Remember in my UFO list from here http://missyscakesandaprons.blogspot.com/2011/12/ufo-2012-list.html the birdhouse quilt I am working on?  It is a surprise for a friend at church for her 50th birthday.  All the ladies in my church are helping.  Some have donated money, some material and a few are helping with the sewing.  I could not find a pattern, so I am making it up as we go and praying that it looks the same way quilted that it looks in my head.  Remember that I had my first (and only) class in October and have only made a wall hanging from a clear pattern.  This has been a learning process for me and several of my friends.
It is going to be a bird house quilt.  Here are a few of the finished birdhouses.
We are going to sew buttons on for the doors (holes) as part of the quilting process. 
Here are some unfinished ones I need to sew.
We also have 5 sets of two blocks with three different sized birdhouses.

Here is Chrystal measuring the tall one she sewed together, is is 20 in tall.  The rest of the blocks are 8 1/2 inches.  Once I add the sashing it will be 10 inches.  I think!  LOL
We are also making 4 patch blocks.

If I counted correctly, we have 40 birdhouse blocks and 60 4 patch blocks and 10 separate different sized birdhouses.
We are going to put sashing between all of the blocks.  This is the color I chose.
I have not done much sewing, I have ten blocks to sew together.  Most of my time has been cutting, sorting, and delegating.  I will get mine sewn this weekend though.
We also will have appliqued birds and a block of embroidery done by my friend Cara.
I can't wait to show you the finished quilt!  Please pray that everything turns out great!
Happy Quilting,


Kelli Fannin Quilts said...

Well, it is looking good so far! Great job. :o) Will be fun to see the finished quilt, and that much more special that everyone participated in one way or another!

Michelle said...

Looks great so far!

Alecia @ ChickenScratch NY said...

Love the colors! Looks great so far

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