After several years of intermittent work, I am finally able to share with you the finished bird quilt top. I have name the quilt "Birds of a Feather". It was a block of the month program, titled Exquisite Birds, from a now closed shop, Jillybean's Pride located in Oakville, Ontario. The individual bird patterns are by designer Brenda Groelz of Gray Wind Publishing.
As you can imagine, I am thrilled to finish this quilt. It measures 61 1/2 inches wide by 76 inches long. I am not doing the quilting, but I will send it along to my friend's mom, with pieced backing, binding all cut and pressed, a hanging sleeve, quilt label with space for the quilter's name and a matching pillowcase for storage. I have also completed a quilt identification form for my records.
Thanks for all the encouragement I received while working on this quilt. It is not my usual undertaking, though I will admit that I did learn while working on it.
A long time friend of mine has just started quilting. When she was visiting recently, I went to show her the labels on a few of my quilts, and oops, the first two quilts I pulled out didn't have labels. Before I move on to another project, I will be adding labels to them and ensuring that I have documented them. Years ago I found a documentation form from the Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum. I can no longer find the file on their website, thus I keep photocopying the one I have. To each form I attach at least one photograph of my quilt. Sadly, I haven't managed to document every quilt, though as I find gaps, I complete a form at that time. There is a good article and link to a form at Lost Quilt Come Home.
Do you document your quilts?
Rikki over at Rikki's Teleidoscope has finished a lovely crocheted tote/shopping bag.
Tami at Just One More Thing has already finished a project for Christmas 2013. Way to go Tami.