I was excited to hear that, despite cold temperatures and less-than-reliable postal carriers, Kelli received the gift I made for her for my 1000th post giveaway!
Kelli told me she likes bright blue, the little bluebirds I show on my blog from time to time, and wanted something in fabric. With that inspiration, I sat down and created a fabric block for her:
The base was a heavy vintage upholstery fabric that has a lot of stability. I layered a beautiful old hand printed fabric from San Francisco (the blue with the hydrangea) and then used a bluebird printed on fabric as the focal point.
I make so much with neutral colors that it was fun to throw in some brights!
I put this very old hand made doily over the hydrangea printed on the fabric and loved the way its shape and texture "mimicked" that. I added some hand stitching in thick thread for extra interest. It was so much fun to create this little square; why can't I do that for a living?