For me the robin's nest is an iconic symbol of spring green, and new growth As a child living in the Northeastern US spotting the first nest with those vibrant blue eggs was magical.
I decided my project this month would be done only with things I had or could scavenge. So my materials included a scrubber pad, old scraps of fabric that I ripped into thin strips. After dipping them in melted candle wax it gave them a crinkled form. The strips held their shape as I randomly hand stitched them together.
I also added yarn scraps, and did a bit of beading for the pebbles that you often see in the nest. I debated at length including a tree limb for the nest to sit on. I decided it took away from the design,so I kept it simple. I used a piece of found hemp rope that I attached with a decorative stitch on the machine using a variegated embroidery thread, so it would look more natural. And the binding is just layers and layers of that same thread zigzagged around it. The top quilting was done by machine in the most random pattern I could generate. I wanted the chaos of the random pattern to depict the unpredictability of the natural environment.
I thoroughly enjoyed this months challenge, and look forward to seeing the reveal today!