I found the stick that the quilt hangs from along the Rappahanock river near Fredericksburg. One can find beautiful driftwood along rivers, I have found. The button on the right hand side of the quilt serves as the latch for the house.
Once the latch is open, you will find the nest inside. The fabric used for the background was an old tea towel that I dyes with strong tea and then I stamped the images using Staz-On Ink. I added fibers to the nest and cut the eggs out of hand painted fabric and stitched them into the nest.
I quilted the bird and the nest area with machine stitching following the stamped images.
Finally, this is the back of the quilt with my signature label and date.
I will be recieving a House Quiltie from one of the other gals in this swap. I will post pictures of it when it arrives!