Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Next, a Bird

After finishing a big quilt, I have been wavering about what to do next. There are lots of things that need finishing - my SITP is still sitting our waiting for the setting triangles to be cut. The Dear Jane can be picked up at any time. There are several other projects that have not been completed. There was that orange crazy quilt I talked about the other day for which I have already conducted auditions.

I was doing my daily blog tour, and visited Nellie's Needles again. She tempted me yet again with more of the lovely birds. She even has a tutorial and explicit directions. I already have printed out the pattern. I decided to just do it. They are just so cute!

I made the body, and it came time to attach the legs. I have wire. I know I have wire. But wire is thin and small, and can hide easily amongst other craft supplies. I searched for it, and found all sorts of other projects that need finishing, or starting. My UFO list that is on my spreadsheet doesn't really cover all the thoughts that have flitted through my head and through the store.

I couldn't find the wire, and decided to go to Walmart to see if they had any. See smart, avoiding craft stores! They had this floral wire for less than a dollar, so no big loss. Especially if I make more stuff with the wire. And I also got a blouse for $1. It doesn't fit me, but it is a lovely fabric, and is lined, and has a bonus zipper I didn't notice when I bought it.

I put the wire in, and finished up the bird. Look, she can stand now. I need to add the beak still. It was fun to make - I may have to make a few more. The wire had 30 pieces to a package.

12 comments:

Quilt Pixie said...

love how it looks like your bird has a little bow around its neck :-) Nice and bright and spring feeling...

Nellie's Needles said...

oooooo, what a "pretty bird". Glad to read that you had fun making him and that there will be more. As many birds as I've made I keep getting ideas for "just one more" when I look at my fabrics. Those wire feet and legs are precarious for balancing the bird to stand. I'd recommend that the feet be perched onto something stable such as a piece of wood, a rock , or a shell.

I'll post your bird in my Picasa album with all the others. Thank you for sharing.

Contented Caroline said...

Hi,
Thank you for your comments and for the advice - I shall make sure I tick the right boxes!!

Love your website and will visit again soon.

QUILT UNIVERS said...

I do love this little bird! Excellent Nellie's birds tutorial. Thanks!

teodo said...

OH OH I know these birds.
ciao ciao

Carole said...

Lovely bird! As I get older, I find that I can only handle so many hobbies. Blogging is great for reading about others who have amazing hobbies that I wish I had more time to do. Enjoy!

jenclair said...

Adorable! I have Nellie's pattern, too, and really need to get around to making a few of these lovely birds!

Leah/ Texas/ United States said...

The bird is awesome, love the bright colors. your story about trying to find the wire and locating a bunch of UFOs in the meanwhile was funny. its easy to get distracted, huh? and i love the butterfly on your profile, and the photo in your header is awesome. I love photography.

thanks for visiting my blog, i'll put your name in the hat for the scrap raffle and let you know on Saturday, if you dont get it this week try again next week, i'm going to keep giving away scrap until its GONE!!

Keep quilting!

Leah

Tanya said...

Pretty little bird! Wouldn't a few of those brighten up a corner of a room! I checked out the blogger and was astounded at all that she had made! How many more are you going to make?

hetty said...

I love your little bird! Think I will try to make some to get me through the long winter!

anthony said...

Oh very nice!!!

Mama from http://www.sirpriz.com from france
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Lea said...

Oh, It's soooooo cute! I love this dragonfly fabric too! :-)