I have a large collection of rabbits and bird houses but decided on the "less is more". The quilt can hold it's own. I made it over 10 years ago but alas, there is no label. The pattern was designed by Marge Edie in Bargello Quilts, ( Martingale in 1994). It is one traditional style, evolving from needlepoint embroidery, that truly intrigues me.
Fireflies (as named by the designer) was somewhat of a technical challenge. Once the strata were created, they were strip pieced to a gridded foundation. Lots of little pieces, all rectilinear in shape, create the curvilinear shapes with they're staggered values. Of course, the value gives it the depth and focus (wander where you've heard that before)! The lights next to the darks give it that luminescent quality. I added a quilted layer with a few curves and faced the edge. This baby is heavy.
|Okay, one birdhouse adjacent to the quilt!|
Our wren house has a new base and a vacancy sign out.
'Till next Tuesday...