I looked out the window this morning and this is what I saw! Yikes!
So, I thought I better get busy and think some Happy Spring Thoughts! The next block from The Civil War Bride inspired me to think Spring!
First, I started with the branches and a few little leaves.
Then I added more leaves.
…and some more!
Next, I added the bird’s feet and the underbelly of the bird. (If you let your imagination run wild, it looks like a folk art kind of bird…but just wait…!) I used Ultra-Suede for these tiny pieces because they are really….tiny! When using Ultra-Suede, I just cut out the pieces without adding a seam allowance and stitch it in place. Easy peasy!
Next came the rest of the bird.
Then, I auditioned a few nests. Should I choose Nest #1…….
Til next time….
14 thoughts on “Think Happy Spring Thoughts!”
Your applique is such an inspiration to me and just what I needed on this cold Spring morning!
Thanks! I think “real” spring is just around the corner. Keep your fingers crossed!
The fabric you chose for the bird nest was a very good choice.
It is hard to choose just one!
Good choice for warding off the chill of winter! I love your #1 nest. When I see how you progress through your blocks, I’m always amazed at what you do! Beautiful!
Thanks! I am torn which nest to pick, but I think I am leaning toward #1.
Kerry – Tell us about your light box please. I’ve been looking for a larger sized one to use with my CWB blocks, but the price being asked for them makes me think building my own might be a good idea. Is yours home-made, and if so, was it difficult, and do you have any suggestions? Thanks! How on earth am I supposed to work on spreadsheets when you post such inspirational blogs?
Thanks for the comment! Definitely build your own. It is much cheaper. Mine was build by a very handy man! I leave mine on the table all the time because I use it with every block I do, whether I trace the block with a marker or just put the pattern underneath the background and lay the pieces on it. If you only need a light box now and then, a drawer or similar sized box with a light bulb inside and a sheet of plex-glass on it works just as well. Someone in my applique group uses her glass coffee table!
I’m a bit partial to nest #2, and just love your block! The snow (which I woke up to as well- along with blustery cold!) not so much. Thank you for the spring inspiration- your quilt is going to be beautiful.
Thanks! I am having a hard time deciding which nest to use. But it is decision time!
Hey from Jamaica! I like nest #1 better but I think #2 goes with the block better. I am on my 5th block stitchin’ at the beach btw!
I think I will go with nest #2. So jealous of you!
Oops! I meant 8th block! The Sunday appliqué ladies will be impressed!
They should be!!