January 21st, 2008
Well, here it is. The infamous bird quilt, all bound up and on the bed. I started this in Fall of 2004, according to that post, so in three years (plus a few months, but who’s counting?) I finished a hand-embroidered, hand-quilted, hand-bound quilt. Wouldn’t it be interesting to know how many hours it takes to make a quilt exactly? If I had to guess, I’d say this one took about 260 hours. It’s been interesting working on a project for years. I’m still happy with the color choices, although a little worried about how the white will wear. I don’t think I’ll be able to keep it on the bed for years and years without some permanent stain or ripped bird or whathaveyou. But after three years with it, angered by it, and feeling hopelessly in over my head, I’m thrilled and ready to start on a new quilt!
Pattern from Martha Stewart Note: I did alter the design of the quilt itself to include the thin pieces between the blocks, just to break it up a little and make the quilt larger.