Well the first year for our birthday blocks we had to give everyone a swatch of fabric to make a block to make for our birthday month. We also did a Signature Christmas block exchange. Then we decided in 2012 we would do a mystery quilt and also we would choose what blocks we wanted done for our individual birthday months.
I chose a block from Material Obsession. It’s kind of an improv block where you just make a cut insert a tree branch here & there…..and then you can embellish the branch however you want. So I gave everyone Kona white and asked for that. These are the blocks I got back and I love them! There is actually one missing because it’s traveling around as a round robin. It took me awhile to figure out what I was going to do with them.I had some fabrics in my stash…..those bird cages. I wanted them to stay intact…and I decided to kind of just improv piece everything and make it all work. I didn’t want to cut anything down to the same size….I like the individuality. I also wanted the fabrics to kind of stay soft because I wanted the blocks to take center show.
I quilted Charisma Curls, loops, straight lines to represent the cages…..swirls, feathers ect. I just had fun…and let it speak to me as I went.
I am so happy with my quilt! SO another BIG THANK YOU! To my old quilting group! I hope everyone is doing well. 🙂