Playing around with silly art quilts

I am a PINTERST addict!  There, I said it.  I have no interest in any recovery efforts to wean myself from this addiction.  I love the ideas, the art, the ability to so easily experience so many new and different art forms.  My PINTEREST boards are way too full which means I surely must resort and relabel….but, the endless supply of ideas is wonderful!

Recently I started pinning small stained glass for ideas for quilts.  Several pins were of some wonky birds made as ornaments or sun catchers.  A week ago I decided NOT to work on creating art quilts for my ETSY shop and instead just messed around with these wonky birds and some creative free motion quilting.  I had a blast!!   I made a small quilt of three goofy birds using rough edge applique and black thread stitching.  I  need some work on my technique and stitching so this first effort is not for sale but it makes me smile every time I see it hanging in our upstairs bathroom.  There are still 10 days left before Xmas….who knows, maybe I can make a handful of these small wonky birds for small wall hanging gifts?!  What is the holiday season, afterall, without the last minute making of gifts!

After today’s post I’m taking a short break until early January.  Happy Holidays and welcome to winter.  We had our first snow fall last night here in central Pennsylvania, just in time for the start of a very important outdoor festival in our town of Mifflinburg, PA…the Christkindl outdoor German market.  Nothing like a few inches of snow to make it really feel like Christmas.



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