Monday, November 12, 2012

My chickadee

It's a sunny, slightly warmer(10C) day than it has been and I've got my sheets on the line.
I've been sitting in my sunny window stitching on my little chickadee that I'm working on for my Blogathon project. (See the button on my sidebar.)

I'm just trying to decide now if I should leave the background as is or fill it with quilting and if so what pattern. Maybe a meandering zig zag?
My plan is to refine the pattern and send it to anyone who wants it. I am not a pattern writer but I will do up the chickadee and its pieces as a pdf. Also, my giveaway for my featured day, November 20th, will be the fabrics (provided by Sew Sisters) to go with it.

8 comments:

Cathy at PotterJotter said...

This is a gorgeous piece of work and I am ashamed to say that until now I didn't know what a Chickadee was! I love your tree pieces below too - really effective. Will visit again! xCathy

elle said...

Wonderful! I'd be tempted to leave it smooth and unquilted. Maybe just outline the branch. Those overhanging leaves are exquisit!

Michelle V. Alkerton said...

Gorgeous.
Stay inspired!

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

It looks great the way it is Holly. But have you thought about quilting stars? I have the button on my blog....and have sent an email to be linked up.....should be great!!

Linda said...

I like Marjorie's idea. Stars here and there would be cute. Love your chickadee. I see them in my area. Our temp here today was 17C. Amazing! Had a lovely walk.

Wendy said...

Beautiful! I am inclined to think that it needs some quilting, but nothing too structured. Maybe something that sort of makes you think of branches, but nothing that will draw away from the chickadee which should be the main attraction.

Raina's Home said...

I just love watching all the little chickadees right outside my door. There's a couple there now as I type!
Your little guy is sooooooo cute! Thanks for sharing :)

Robbie said...

I love the background fabric! It's perfect but you will need some stitching...perhaps just follow some of the pattern designs...nothing fancy...the piece is delightful!