Dacia Ray finally finished her bird quilt. She writes, "I started this in Fall of 2004 . . . so in three years (plus a few months, but who’s counting?) I finished a hand-embroidered, hand-quilted, hand-bound quilt. Wouldn’t it be interesting to know how many hours it takes to make a quilt exactly? If I had to guess, I’d say this one took about 260 hours."
Dacia adapted the pattern from Martha Stewart to include thin pieces between the blocks, which broke up the embroidery and expanded the size of the quilt. What a beautiful final result!