We recently moved to sunny central Florida. Need to learn the area and where best to get out door shots of my quilts.
The area is beautiful, Water and plants everywhere.
My big problem is that while it's all beautiful it's all overwhelming and not meant for background for small things.
This is a picture of one of several trees that were in what I thought would be a wonderful location.
Anyway back to the quilt. I am not generally a panel person because I don't have a big imagination regarding what to do with them. But the panels in this line Beautiful Birds at Elizabeth's Studio designed by Tracy Lizotte.
immediately made me think of one of my favorite go to blocks, Garden Fences.
The block is generally a square but I didn't want to cut off any of the detail so I recalculated the block and away I went.
My backing is 2/3 of that wonderful polka dot and 1/3 Kona White.
A little more scenery
And as good a close up as I could fit on the screen.
I finished the quilt, the only thing I planned on making for this hop, with a couple of days to spare.
Once I finished it I determined that it would be a great quilt to contribute to the 2015 Hands To Help Charity Quilt Challenge - see the button on my side bar.
I then thought that I had another panel of Bird Houses from this line that would make up into a great kid quilt for the Challenge too.
I managed to get the top finished in time for the photo shoot. The entire line is very peaceful to look at. Really not kid oriented at first glance. But I personally think that if you add enough polka dots to anything a kid will love it.
You really can't see them all but the blue and yellow boxes are dottie fabrics.
I'm pretty sure when I get around to backing it, there will be more dots of some kind or another.
Now to the important stuff, thank yous... Madame Samm our lead cheerleader and Lana the cheerleader for this hop have both been marvelous at keeping us on track and motivated.
Please take the time to go and visit all of today's hoppers, so much talent. See the list below.
Oh and if you are interested in my left over bird fabric I will be having a give away. I will pick a name from the comment list from those of you who mention that you would like it. I'll ship worldwide.
Thanks for stopping by.