This one sat on the backburner for a while because I didn't like the idea of putting the year into the quilt. This quilt is destined to be my daughter's Big Girl Bed quilt, if she likes it. I wont finish the quilt this year, and this year isn't when she was born or anything like that. I had contemplated putting her name, but knowing my luck, if I did that, she'd tell me she didn't like the quilt!
I was looking through the Birdie Stitches flickr group the other day to see what other people had done with this block. Someone had included the word 'dream' and I thought that was rather nice. I consulted with my husband, he's always good at things like this, and he suggested the word 'soar'. It kept with the birdie theme and has a great motivational meaning too. So once that was decided, I finished the block rather quickly.
I really enjoyed embroidering the cursive writing and am thinking I should include them in my other work a bit more.