Super Secret Project of Awesomeness

So, I knew I wanted to make something for the birthdays of the incredibly awesome Elizabeth and San.  I tried a couple of ideas that didn’t work out, but then I stumbled across this felt bird pattern online.

Then, the creative juices started flowing.

Both of them are fans of the Avengers (and Loki), so I was like, “Dude! What if there was an Avengers-themed aviary?” And BAM! My idea was born.  I present to you The Avengers Bird Assemble:

We have Captain A-“murre”-ica:
Hawkeye:
“Blackbird” Widow:
The Incredible “Hawk”:
“Loon”-ki:
Th-“oriole”:
I-“wren” Man:

And yes, coming up with the names was as much fun as making these!

The CSTWNBF update

I feel like the little engine that could…I think I can, I think I can, I think I can…

I’m moving to the section of shading which is always makes me stitch a little slower.  Seeing a person or house, etc. emerge makes the little squares more worthwhile.  Shading? Not so much.

WIP Wednesday: The End and a New Start

Project #2 for the year is done: K’s Pokequilt.

*throws confetti*

I’ve made a decision that the next quilt that I’m doing, I am going to send it out to be quilted because I find it to be waaaaay too stressful to do.  It will cost a bit of money, but it’s worth it. 😀  

A’s quilt is next on the list, so I’ll start cutting the fabric some time this week. 

The Colors!
The design!


Week 6: The Pokequilt (aka WIP Wednesday)

The Pokequilt is done! *cue choir singing*

Funny story, when I started piecing the quilt together last week, I kept looking at my pile of 1.75″ squares and thinking, “Dude, there are a lot of squares left”.  Then I dismissed it because, really, math was never my strong suit.  Then, after I pieced together the 35 blocks, I realized that I needed to make a border of black and white squares around the entire quilt before I added the colored border.  Suddenly those extra squares made sense, LOL.

So, quilt top of the year is done.  I plan on hand quilting this while I start working on A’s quilt top.