Tuesday, March 19, 2013

The March installment of Improvirobin

As you know, if you follow my blog, I have decided to join the Improvirobin round robin again this year.  This month was a big challenge for me.  I wish I could post the original photo here, but you will have to go over to the flickr site to see the start for this one.
This is the block as it arrived at my house.  As you can see, Abby changed the placement of the second half of Chatelaine's name.  She also added the fantastic foundation pieced daffodils, daffodil fabric and the green fabric.  That gave me some direction, but I still had a great deal of trouble deciding what to do with that direction.
I knew I wanted to add a bird.  In particular, I wanted to add this foundation pieced frigate bird designed by Linda Hibbert.  First, I had to find it.  Then, I had to make it.  This is 4" x 6", and the bird is very small.  Once it was done, I had some ideas.  This is what I ended up with.
I hope it is easier for the next person to find her direction than it was for me.  Even with all my problems, I am happy with my addition.


Sharon said...

Miki, this is so good. That bird is a neat piece,your addition is perfect for the quilt

Bonnie Hull said...

I LIKE this and think the bird/sky is genius...sort of pens a window of space in an otherwise surface design...neat!

Venus de Hilo said...

Wonderful solution, Miki. That bird is a charming addition.

sheila 77 said...

I love what you have added, Miki, it gives the piece a new direction in a very clever way. You've added quite a lot.

em's scrapbag said...

Your additions are perfect! Love how this quilt is evolving.