As you may know, I have a love/hate relationship with my Birdie Stitches blocks. I love, love, loved them in Jan through May, but then became a little disillusioned in June through December. I kept stitching because I can not stop once I commit, but with each month I was getting more and more unsure what I would do with the finished quilt.
When December came, I finished off my last block and happily put them all away in a little stack. I was thinking I would give the entire stack to Project Linus as I really think they will make a great quilt for a pre-teen girl.
But then with a bit of nudging from you guys, promises that I'll fall in love once I finish the top AND with Sarah's Winter Stitching Goals, I FINALLY sat down to piece the top of Birdie Stitches.
You know, I'm pleased with it right now. Not pleased enough to layer and quilt it, but I like it enough that I would absolutely think about coming back in a few months to finish it off as a gift (or even still for Project Linus). You guys were right...new happiness did come with the finished quilt top. Thanks for the nudge! xx
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