Monday, November 16, 2020

Still More Additions to Quote Quilt



When I took the photo of the bird in front of the red tree last time, I apparently wasn't done. She kept chirping to me to take her photo.  She didn't trust my photo skills so she didn't pose - she just sat very still so I could take a photo that wasn't blurry. Thanks, Robin!

After I did that, the crow let me know he was next, but I couldn't see him and he wasn't willing to come any closer. Maybe next time, Crow.

2020:  Weeks 46 of 15 Minutes to Stitch

Even though this bird also stood very still, my photo of her is still blurry. I was supposed to have started the quilting process at the beginning of the quarter so I could finish by the end of the year, but I keep wanting to add things. Good thing my word of the year is laid-back!  There is already a bird on the quilt, but I couldn't resist adding this one. I am really happy with how it turned out. I traced the bird on typing paper, pinned it on the quilt, and stitched through the paper, and then pulled the paper out. 

I shouldn't have read the quote, because it made me think of a candle that I just saw during a quiltalong.  Then I read the quote more carefully, and it is the torch that is the topic of the quote.

So I added an Olympics torch. It is in honor of the delayed Olympics in Japan, as well as all the other Olympics we have watched on TV. The fire fabric has been asking to be in the quilt for a long time. It has metallic in it and I didn't really want to add it until now, but I think it is appropriate for a flame.
Now the feather tells you to look down, but the torch makes your eye ricochet up to the right. This quilt will let you get your eye exercises in for sure.

15 minute days this week -- 7 out of 7
15 minute days this year -- 266 out of 320 days
Success rate  = 83%

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Exuberantcolor/Wanda S Hanson said...

I think only you will know when you are done adding things to this quilt and maybe Jan. 1 is the day you will start quilting it.

Joyful Quilter said...

Love the placement of the bird - it looks like Miss Robin has flowers in her "hair".

Wendy Caton Reed said...

Honestly, your quotes and stichings get better each day! This quilt is such an inspiration!

Rose said...

Love the way you stitched the bid in. and love the quote. I would love to see your quilt in person.

Robin said...

The torch is terrific. That is the PERFECT flame fabric.

O'Quilts said...

So clever and wonderful

Tanya said...

Great torch! Thank you from Japan Olympics!

Kate said...

The stitched bird looks great and the torch turned out nicely. As far as being done, I'm sure the quilt will tell you when it's ready to be quilted.