My sister was kind enough to go over to my mom's house and take 2 pictures of the cardinal feathered star I made her years and years and years ago! This was made way back when, so it doesn't hang exactly straight - but I still think it is pretty striking! I made 2 of these, one for mom and one for her sister who LOVES cardinals! And this was my first applique - not bad, huh!
I forgot the name of the block exactly (I think it was Christmas Star), but I got the block pattern out of one of my all-time favorite books - 101 Fabulous Rotary-Cut Quilts. This book just has great blocks and examples of each block made up into a quilt - and several size options of each block. This block looks so great and was SO EASY to make. If your afraid of feathered stars but want to try one - I highly suggest this book and this star. I was VERY EASY to make.
A couple people asked about my primitive houses and if it was a pattern or my own design. It is a BOM pattern from Canada. Although I had first seen it in the Australian P&Q. I loved it and my good friend there got me the BOM from a shop in AU! When I got the first month I found out the pattern really was from Canada! But I"m loving it! The shop is called Cottage Quilting and the House pattern is House Sampler.
Oh and I'm back - I forgot to show you the birthday cake Emily made for Chloe's birthday Friday! I got home to find this waiting for us! No Chloe did not get chocolate cake for her birthday. I brought home a special bunny shaped treat made out of carrots from the doggie bakery for her! It seemed so mean to feed her a bunny - but she loved every bite of it!