This weeks Tuesday Archives is 'Bindings' and 'Birds' . We all do miles of bindings and I admit, I don't really show case them. I prefer to hand stitch my bindings, but charity, utility, and baby quilts I like to do (and it's usually requested) by machine as they will get a lot of washing and wear. But I do have a Bird wallhanging to share.
I don't have a lot to show on this piece which was originally post HERE in 2010 shortly after just starting to blog. I learned to paper piece with this project (began quilting in 2009). Yes, learned!! I went for it all even back then - some of these have over 100 pieces. Even back then I researched each of the birds and their habitat. I took sometimes months to find just the right fabrics - mix of batiks, prints, and hand dyed. This is a Silver Linings Original pattern - if you sign up for her newsletter you get her BOM free for the month - currently another bird bom for 2014.
I used this piece with my Pets on Quilts-2011 and you can see more of it HERE
Be sure to visit others who are showing off their archives today at Val's Quilting Studio.