Wednesday, 3 February 2021

Never say never again

Just when I was sure there would be no more birds, this happened.
I tried various other options but nothing was doing it for me, so I peddled back a bit and dug out the birds.  Since I have only a handful of them left but wanted this strip to be a good length, I have added in squares of the other pale fabric, which does pretty much the same job. 

I have a rough idea of where I need to go to finish this now, though you may well note that every round of this is providing a new challenge. Good exercise for the brain/creative muscles (that's what I am telling myself).  So much so that I might try another medallion some times soon.  For now, though I want to finish this and start making string blocks.  If you haven't already checked out the latest AHIQ challenge, do have a look, either by following the link or by visiting Ann's blog.

10 comments:

Julierose said...

the additional birdies really do round this one out so well!!
I am going to try out the string challenge, too...I have some papers cut and my big string bucket to hand...we'll see how it goes...4 to start....
what fun hugs, Julierose

Wendy Caton Reed said...

I think you nailed it! This is sensational. I love everything about it.

Ann said...

Every choice you've made is spot on. This is such a welcoming quilt.

Quilting Babcia said...

This top just keeps getting better and better! Loving those birds and little houses.

Yvonne @Quilting Jetgirl said...

Never say never indeed; I like that you were willing to pull the birds out and give them a try. It looks like you are closing in on the top being finished!

Lynette said...

I like where this went! More birds is perfect.

patty a. said...

I knew you would be able to fit in a few more birds if the quilt grew. They look perfect where you placed them.

Anonymous said...

I remember when you started you weren't sure you were happy with the birds all clustered together and were thinking of moving some, so it does make sense that you would choose to add more!
Kathleen - kakingsbury at verizon dot net

audrey said...

Of course you did! Love seeing the birds make another appearance.:)

Mystic Quilter said...

I'm happy to see you've added a few more birds, I love them and they fit in beautifully. Waiting to see the finish!!
I need to make more string blocks over our long weekend - Waitangi Day, Monday is holiday.