My latest favorite - in honor of the beautiful Great Horned Owl that we've spotted in our yard several times this summer!
These are inspired by the Happy Blocks of all different types that Cathy of Sane, Crazy, and Crumby Quilts makes. I cut my centers at 5 inches and the outside borders at 2.5 inches. I made half with light borders and half with dark, for a layout something like this -
My center squares are all birds. Of course, there are many little penguins!
But I also found several other bird fabrics in my stash that I seem to have collected in recent years!
My plan is to start sewing the blocks together this week! Sharing at Quilting is more fun than Housework for Oh Scrap!
In other slow and steady stitching, I've also been working on my hexie project in the evening this week. I decided to add a light blue solid to the mix.
And I'm thinking of putting these the diamonds together something like this -
Looks like I will need lots more of that blue! :) Sharing at Kathy's Quilts for Slow Sunday Stitching.
Kathy has a photo challenge on her blog today, to show a picture of where you stitch outside when the weather is nice. I have to admit that my habit is not to sew outside, but to sit by the window in my comfy blue chair and watch the birds at our feeders while I sew. So my view might be something like this!
And I enjoy it very much!
Happy Sunday Stitching, friends!