This quilt has been a WIP for way too long. I had to have started it over six years ago. I saw the finished quilt in the back of the Mar/Apr '05 Quiltmaker magazine. It was a finished quilt that was featured in the back of the magazine. A reader had made it , but the pattern wasn't with it---most likely it had been in an issue sometime before that. So I roughly drew out birds utilizing half square triangles and colored them in on graph paper. Where the beaks or colored wings sections are I figured I could just treat it like paper piecing and build the colors I needed my triangles to be and built my square from that. At the time I hadn't given machine quilting the top a try so I let my cousin hand quilt it. She was to give it back to me and I would bind it and it would be hers to keep. I hate to admit it but she has had it back in my hands for over three years. Oops. Where has all that time gone? Some of it I just couldn't find the right fabric to bind it with or so the story goes. Have you been there? I will see her in a few weeks and can't wait to surprise her with the finished quilt.
Enjoy your week and keep stitchin',