Bird on a tree. I've been working on this a little bit here and there all week. I got the last three leaves done today while Emily is home with me. She is all congested and a little warm. If she didn't cry at the drop of a hat this morning multiple times I would have sent her to school. Instead some resting on the couch was in order today. I used embroidery floss for the eye and the beak. I used back basting for all the appliqué and it worked great. I have a feeling I will be using that for a lot of these blocks this year.
I also finished the Goodnight Irene top. It measures 48x64. I decided to take an outside shot since it blended in with the carpet color. In hindsight I wish I had used my 2 yards of grey for the background with the blue but I did use up a lot of scraps from the bucket to make this . I think I have a dark blue fabric big enough for the backing of this. Might need to add a stip of something for the side but I should have something to make a small backing for this. Any thoughts on quilting? I am thinking a little meander with some loops but have not decided yet.