Thursday, July 2, 2009

Birdie Quilt

I finished the little birdie quilt that I was working on.

I'm happy with this one. I didn't get a very good photo of it, but I'm feeling lazy today and didn't want to hassle with a time consuming photo shoot.

Other things I've done today...rearrange some of the fabric on my shelves to get all my IDyed fabrics in one area alongside all the other hand dyes. I'm starting to run out of shelf space where I keep all my fabrics. Hmmmm, I wonder if I can lift those ceiling tiles and put some up there. So now I'm asking myself, "Why am I planning to dye some more fabric?"

Yesterday I had to toss some old jars of textile paint into the trash. A few of them I've had for quite a while and when I opened them they smelled oh so awful and some even had moldy dark spots growing. I guess that should teach me something huh? Start painting more, maybe?


  1. Wow - the colors look great! Sweet.

  2. I'm starting to get a little bit of an Alfred Hitchcock "The Birds" feeling with a bunch of bloggers on my list all posting about birds! LOL
    Outside of that, I think your bird looks cute! And I love the way you do your bindings!

    I have some paint that I think is drying out (though not at the mold stage yet). I bought it to paint a shelf, and just last night I was thinking about how that was months ago, and now the paint is probably dried out. But unfortunately, I also know I won't be getting to paint that shelf for a while. You just have to pick your battles, sometimes. Hand dyes versus ceiling tiles, quilts versus painting shelves...and so on!

  3. The birdie is fantastic!! Goodness, you're fast hehe.

    I've had to toss out textile paints and it always breaks my heart, but it goops up and forms one large slime ball in the bottom of the bottle when it gets too old. YECK!

  4. Just love this bird quilt, Terri!
    Go with what moves you - if it's fabric dyeing & painting, go for it!! There are always baskets and storage containers if you run out of space! :-)

  5. Well, you know how I love the little birdies lately. Your paints are so translucent. Can you say what kind of paint you used?

  6. Sounds like it is time for more sewing! Such a cute bird!

  7. Hi again Terri,
    Your birdie quilt is so appealing, and like Libby I am intriduged as to what paint you used to get the translucent effect. And if you dont mind telling, how did you create the black outlines? Keep going with your gorgeous work, and dont worry about ridding yourself of old paints that no longer work.

    Cheers from Australia,

  8. Sweet bird and I like the thread treatment around the edge.

  9. Beautiful. You are very talented.


  10. Wow, I'm so glad you posted the before and after painting - your colors are gorgeous!

    Space always seems to be a limiting problem! My husband has suggested adding a fold-down ladder from the tiny attic space (only about 3' high)so I could have some shelf space up there. The entrance is just outside my sewing room. Your comment about lifting the ceiling tiles reminded me of that - think I'll remind him!

    Too bad about your paints - maybe little sewing room fridges could keep our supplies longer.

    Love your bird quilt!

  11. Very, very tweet birdie :)

    auntie jude

  12. Your bird looks like water-coloured!!!!
    So, so cute:)


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