Sandhill Crane Migration

Project Description

What are you most proud of? The crane's eye, beak and legs that were hand painted. What advice would you give someone starting this project? Enlarge the drawing of the main object (crane) more so he stands out more.

What you will need

  • 100% cotton for front & back
  • embroidery floss
  • fabric paint
  • low loft batting
  • I didn't purchase ANYthing new for this quilt. It all came directly out of my stash.

Q&A with darrahs

Tandunn asked:
Wow! That is fantastic - thought it was great before I saw the finer detail of the stitching!
darrahs answered:
Thanks Tandunn, wish you could see it in person. :)
damajana asked:
This is beautiful. I really identify with Sandhill cranes, as I grew up in Idaho where they always arrived as early spring hargingers! I go "home" to my families' ranch to see the huge nite sky and listen to the sandhill cranes late in the evening and early in the morning! They are part of my life soul. Thank you!
darrahs answered:
What a wonderful story, damajana. I'm glad I could take you back to your roots with a smile on your face, even if it was only with a quilt. :)
scientificquilt asked:
This is very nice! I lived in the 60 mile area in Nebraska that most of the sandhill cranes stopped to rest at the river on their journey back north. Was beautiful to see all the cranes, this quilt reminds me of that time. Love that it all came from pieces you already had too!
darrahs answered:
It takes me back in time too. Mom was so proud and full of encouragement and would drag the other residents to her room so she could brag on 'her little kid' (I'm 64 LOL) It's kind of bittersweet now. My Mom is gone now but I'll always think of our wonderful trips to Nebraska with her to see the cranes. :)