cardinal love

Wanda Todd

red bird in flight
I tried not to listen
I tried not to see
captured my attention
my heart listened
water drops splashing
tears heal my soul
I love cardinals. To see them in our trees & the deep endearment of the male cardinal for his soft hued female mate just mesmerizes me.

And whenever I see a cardinal project, whether it be in the quilting world or just the crafty world, I always earmark it as something I must try.

And now that I finished this cardinal wall-hanging designed by Wendy, I can't wait to hang it for the Christmas holidays.

(Sidenote: This is only the 2nd time that I have machine quilted a 'design'....so remember this is a novice -- [read--->beginner!] attempting to look professional in her quilting.)


Anonymous said...

Good morning, Dawn!

It turned out fabulous! I don't see a thing wrong with your machine quilting! Congratulations on getting a project completed - you ought to be so proud of yourself. I am certainly proud of you!!!

QuiltedSimple said...

Great job machine quilting - I can't wait to see a picture of it hanging at Christmas! I love the bright colors of it.

Anonymous said...

It is just beautiful...Wow!

Dandelion Quilts said...

You're getting pretty brave there "beginner", and pretty fance too! I wish I had your courage. I have wanted to try quilting an actual quilt (the purple pinwheels) for sometime now (5 months, but who is counting!) and I just cannot muster the courage no matter how much I practice. I LOVE this wallhanging you did. It is so pretty and enchanting with its Christmas shade. Great work. As always, your biggest fan.

Suzy said...

I absolutely love your little cardinal quilt. It's adorable! You did a great job quiting it! Be proud! :o)

Kate Quilts said...

It's just lovely. I haven't seen the magazine here, but if I do this will definitely be on my project list (and we don't even have cardinals). LOL

You've done a beautiful job on it, and you quilting looks fine. :o)

Twyla and Lindsey said...

Your wall hanging turned out beautifully. No one will believe you anymore when you say you are a beginner at machine quilting. Twyla

Sally said...

Absolutely lovely! Your quilting is enviable. At least by me! I, too, love cardinals...being a city girl, I'd not seen cardinals till I moved to the country...now I see them all the time and they never cease to enchant me.

Cara said...

Oh it is beautiful! You did a great job on the quilting!

Unknown said...

Your cardinals are beautiful! What a terrific piece for the holidays. It will certainly brighten any spot in your home.

SewAmy said...

I love cardinals too, well I love any bird. Your quilt is fabulous. And great quilting.

Knot Garden said...

Beautiful! The quilting is fantastic and certainly doesn't look like the work of a beginner!