I really am a finisher. My little box of ufos is not very big. But these blocks make me feel so guilty and keep staring at me and begging to be finished. I've been sewing the buttons on the eyes and all the outline stitching is done. I have resolved not to put my birdies away until I finish this quilt and write the pattern. I cannot for the life of me decide on border fabric and thus they remain on my table waiting patiently to be sewn together and come to life on a quilt.
I like this bird, and these birds - but not in pastels, and this cute bird in fabric would be just perfect. What I really want is blue bird novelty fabric. Ya know?
I have in my mind some very whimsical vintage bird fabric, truly vintage 50's, like something you'd see on a greeting card from the 50's. The birds have to be large enough to see from several feet away, so they can't be wee birds. I have several fabrics with birds but when I put them next to my quilt. It doesn't feel right.
I love Anne Sutton's fabric, but I think its too pretty for my "rough looking" birds. And the birds are quite small.
There are a few birds on this stamp fabric, but the scale is wrong. And the other fabric with little birds in blue, pink and yellow is too juvenile. I do love that fabric, though.
This is the fabric I was going to choose but from even just a few feet away it looks like a toile and the birds are lost in the trees. I do like it but . . . it just doesn't seem "right". Maybe if the trees were different color than the birds I would use it. But it all just blends together.
This is darling fabric but the birds say "its a boy" - not quite the message I want to convey.
You can see from this shot the scale is really off on all of them. Sigh. I haven't given up but I'm trying to consider other options for borders. I know, I know, I'm picky. Oh well. What do you think?