Yellow Breasted Chat

San Antonio has many beautiful parks that are sanctuary for many species of birds.
One of my Meemaw friends is a Master Naturalist, who is well versed in identifying birds.
We frequently go in search for particular birds that may be in the area during a particular season.
Phil Hardberger Park Conservancy is one of the parks we visit.
The conservancy provides a list of birds that can be found in the park.
One of the birds listed, is a yellow breasted chat. I have never been fortunate to see one in the park, so I decided to paint one on fabric.

I used pastels to paint the bird on a beige, linen memo.
Fabric markers were also used to highlight areas.


After thread sketching the block, I pieced a frame and border.
The block is a 9″ square after adding the pieces.

These blocks that I am making are for practice and trying new things.
I am making a list of areas that show improvement and those requiring more practice.
At the Texas Quilt Museum, I saw a binder that contained blocks made by various quilters.
I am thinking of making my own quilt block binder.

 

#The100DayProject

My goal for this  100 Day Project is to make a variety of quilt blocks.
With each block, I plan to try new things and practice old skills.
I am also in the process of designing a quilt using some of the ideas I got while visiting the Quilt Museum in La Grange. The different colored thread I ordered was delivered today. I have been acquiring fabric a bit at a time. Some of these 100 Day Project blocks may find their way into this quilt.  I hope to be starting on this soon.
In the meantime, this is the block I made for today.
It is the selfie block I thread sketched a few days ago.
I added some wonky strips to go with my wonky self.
I used acrylic paint, water color, and some fabric crayon and pencil.
As of yet, I have no plan for this block.
It might become a small wall hanging.
Or, it might be included in a quilt.
Who knows?
I will have a box of blocks when I am finished with this 100 Day Project…hopefully, I will have learned and have shown improvement.

(Yes, my wardrobe is reflected in this piece!)
Today, I was also working on the hexagon block for my quilt journal.
I had such a wonderful day with my grandson, I just had to record it in my journal.
This hexagon will be finished tomorrow, after I buy some ladybug buttons!