Eye of Mom's Needle: The State Bird Quilt

My mother, Blanche Gelber, has crafted a couple of intricate and beautiful quilts through the years. The most ambitious was a bicentennial 50-states quilt completed when I was too teen-aged to be concerned with quilts. She's working on a new one now, a triptych constructed of state birds in a couple of environments. This is the tree panel, just begun and growing, pinned in place and sometimes stitched but not yet quilted.
Pretty Lamp Blanche Gelber Yellowhammer Bluebird
Baltimore Oriole Scissor-tailed Flycatcher Great Carolina Wren Northern Mockingbird
Purple Finch Black-capped Chickadee Mountain Bluebird Chickadees meet Oriole

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