Hospital Sketches Block #2
There's been some discussion on our Hospital Sketches FaceBook page about the missing bird in the cockscomb block. Several of the traditional quilts include a bird.
The page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2152934498369880/
From the McMinn Valley Museum in Tennessee
From dealer Stella Rubin's inventory
From dealer Laura Fisher's inventory
The bird is much the same in all three---as is the flourish with the heart
Here it is again in a picture Bill Volckening sent
Someone asked where to get a bird. Well, the experienced appliquers have a file of pictures I'd imagine. You could create one too. Do a web search for words like
Antique quilt bird applique ....
which is how I found this one from Julie Silber's blog
I wouldn't be doing those toes (do birds have toes?)
Feet can be a problem
Here's one Karla Menaugh did for our out-of-print book
Juniper & Mistletoe
O.k., o.k., I'm going to add a bird! I've been following them on FB and mine does look a little bare. Thanks for the inspiration.
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