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Tuesday, 1 September 2015

Embroidered Birds

I am still working away on my crazy quilt about the Seasons. I have nearly finished the centre and I noticed that I had embroidered 4 birds, one for each of the seasons.

In the winter section I put a Cardinal even though we don't have them in Australia, they remind me of winter. Maybe it's because I grew up with so many Northern Hemisphere Christmas scenes on cards and in books. I love their beautiful colour against the pale snowy background.

Cardinal


For Spring a chose a dear little Finch. I love his little white spots

Finch

In Summer I chose an Ibis wading in the water. I have a soft spot for the Ibis because every summer we were visited by an Ibis who used to eat the grass in our backyard. I haven't seen him around for a few years now.

Ibis
I chose a goose for Autumn because of all the stories I read growing up about the geese flying away before winter comes.

Goose
I think it will be a while before my Seasons quilt is finished. I have more embroidery plus some applique to do before the top can be put together.

Bye for now,
Linda

5 comments:

Renata Tesu said...

These are very cute birds , Linda . You undertook a very big project but I can't wait to see the final project. I am sure is all to be amazing like all the other things you usually do .Renata

Sharon said...

Love your birds Linda - such good shapes...

Linda Steele said...

Thanks Renata and Sharon, I do love embroidering the little birds.

Dawn said...

Love seeing your projects, always so amazing and this one is no exception. Your details of the birds is wonderful

Linda Steele said...

Thanks Dawn, I hope to get the quilt finished in a few months