Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Happy Birthday Myra!

This picture was taken a couple of years ago in Toronto at a Trend Tex Trade show. Myra in her element...with bolts and bolts of fabric!
As Myra did for my birthday a few weeks ago, I will do the same. To celebrate Myra's birthday, for any one that posts a "happy birthday" comment on the blog, your name will be entered in a draw for 3.5 yards of Myra's choice of fabrics.



























Day 46 - 100 days of Quilts

Songbirds

Because it's a special day I thought I would share a very special quilt. (hope you don't mind Myra)

This quilt is a very special quilt to us. It was a quilt designed with no purpose other than just for fun. It was to be simple yet stunning. We found inspiration in a Martha Stewart wedding magazine. Believe it or not it was a wedding cake with twigs and birds. I know I have a picture of it, if only I could find it. If I do I will post it later. Part of the inspiration was to enjoy the openness of this design, to concentrate on the top of the quilt. But as usual, we would love to use a print in the open area to see how the quilt would change!! You know us, it's all about options:)

And NO there is no pattern available for it, but it is on the list of things to do. The twigs and birds are hand appliqued by yours truly. I love hand applique, in fact I am taking a break from appliqueing cute little flowers to blog.

This quilt was machine quilted by Jacqueline Pohl, unfortunately this picture does not show it very well.

Myra did not know what I was going to post today, so I am sure she will have some words for you about this quilt.
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25 comments:

Jackie said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY MYRA!!! I hope you have a wonderful day, and I just want to tell you how much I am enjoying your 100 days of quilts! This one today is stunning!

Again, have a great day and do something fun!

Jackie

Linda said...

Happy Birthday Myra, am loving the 100 days of quilts. What a stunner this one is.

jkvannitz said...

Happy Birthday Myra!! I am a new blogger. I love what you and Cori do. You are such an inspiration to me. You are both very young and very talented women. Keep up the wonderful quilting that you do. You are AWESOME. I hope you have a wonderful birthday!!

irene said...

Happy Birthday Myra!! Love reading your blogspot everyday! You gals are so creative and talented...giving inspiration to all! See ya later!!!

sara groves said...

Happy Birthday Myra!! Hope its a wonderful day. And for you, I will have a lovely umbrella drink on the beach because sometimes, you just have to take advantage of where you are! I beleive that you would love the colours of this country. The blues and greens are phenominal. And the orange and reds of sunrise are a thing of beauty.
I am counting down the days. i'll see you in Portage!!
sg

cot10girl said...

Happy birthday, Myra. May your creativity keep you young!

Ginny Worden said...

Best Wishes Myra, hope today is a wonderful day for you. Thanks for all the inspiration in showing us all the great quilts, including todays. Enjoy your day.

diane said...

Happy birthday Myra!! You are very blessed to have such a dear friend. I love today's quilt. I can just imagine red cardinals and chickadees on those branches. Those are our "Southern" winter birds. Have a wonderful day!

Alice said...

Happy Birthday Myra
Celebrate, eat cake and enjoy those years of experience.
May your year be filled with fabric and time to make all the quilts that you want.
Enjoy.
Alice

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ka said...

Happy Birthday Myra! Have a fabulous day. I'll be spending it having a fabulous nap after my 3:30 am wake up call!

And beautiful quilt. Wedding cake with twigs, eh? I love it when people think outside the box.

Kari-Ann

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LIN said...

Happy Birthday Myra!!

Have a great day

annette said...

HAPPY, HAPPY BIRTHDAY MYRA - Enjoy each and every moment of this day and may this year full of wonderful adventures for you.

What a truly inspirational quilt. Definitely worth enlarging to see those little birds sitting on the twigs. Way different than any other quilt I've ever seen - I LOVE it! Truly you and Cori have been blessed with an incredible amount of creativity. Thanks so much for sharing and inspiring us.

Patchmaker said...

Happy Birthday, Myra! Hope you get to spend your day doing your favorite things!

Marcy said...

Happy birthday Myra. Hope your day is extra special and you get a "little" spoiled.
Marcy

John said...

There comes a time in every woman's life when she refuses to acknowledge that life is marching on.
Happily that is not the case today.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY MYRA

May the Lord keep and bless you
on this special day.

PS
I just love your 100 days 0f quilts. "Keep em commin"

John

Therese said...

Happy Birthday Myra and thanks for the 100 days of quilts. I check your site daily
Therese

LillianU. said...

Happy Birthday, Myra.
May your year be filled with wonderful, creative ideas to share with your readers. I continue to be inspired by your blog.
Thanks so much.

Elaine said...

Happy Birthday Myra!! Hope you're having a great day on this your special day!

Absolutely love the quilt for today! Best wishes!

Reta said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY MYRA!!! May the year ahead be filled with good health and much happiness. Love the 100 days of quilts! See you in April.

Jo Anne said...

Happy Birthday, Myra. What an unusual quilt, but very interesting nonetheless.

Peggy said...

Happy Birthday, Myra.

I hope that you have had a wonderful day. I want you to know how much I enjoy the 100 days of quilts. Very inspiring. We are looking forward to seeing more of them in person in Portage.

Peggy

Sipiweske Quilts said...

Wishing you a very happy birthday Myra! Glad to hear you're having fun playing around in even more fabric right now . . . can't wait to see the new designs you gals are working on. Hope to talk to you soon . . . M.