Over the weekend, I decided to build a house! Not just any house, mind you, but a pink one with an aqua roof and a purple porch!
I haven't decided on a color for the front door yet, but for now I'm just using a green paper one. The red-winged black bird stopped by for a visit yesterday.
I think she's calling the realtor today. She seems to want to stay!
Thanks to everyone who gave me an opinion on adding birds to the center or not. The tally was pretty close, really. The thing that threw me over to the "yes, birds" camp was the fact that my "partner", who will actually be getting the finished quilt, (but, hopefully, hasn't guessed that yet) left her opinion on the Doll Quilt flickr site when I posed the same question.
I was very excited to find out that she voted to have birds in the middle of the flower, sooooo...
that's what I did.
My gut told me that the whole thing was pretty busy with 3 birds flying around on those dots. (Many of you thought so too!) The eyes really needed a place to land, as well, so hopefully adding a solid colored house with only one bird is the best of
I appliqued them down yesterday while watching my team lose a
BIG basketball game.
(There may or may not be tear stains on the quilt top.)