The Birds are a Finished Flimsy

I’ve had a productive week in my sewing room. I hope I can keep this momentum and make this kind of progress for many more weeks this year!

I was able to get the borders on the bird quilt. Three borders on the quilt meant taking an average measurement, piecing the strips, pinning them in place, stitching and pressing – 12 times! I just kept pecking away at it (see what I did there? πŸ˜‰ ) and finished them all up.

Bird Quilt FlimsyI apologize for the crappy picture. I had hoped to get the quilt outside for some nature shots – you know, birds in trees – but this is what it looked like outside yesterday:

Snow DayWith gusting winds and a wind chill advisory in effect, I thought me and the birds should stay inside!

Today my friend is choosing the backing fabric and hopefully I can get the quilt on the longarm next week. I’m not sure how to quilt it;Β  I’m thinking maybe an all over design but haven’t yet picked one. I know I don’t want to do anything too dense because this is going to be a cuddle quilt. Any suggestions?

I think the block with the cardinals is my favorite.

I hope you have a great weekend. Stay safe and warm!

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About Beth

I'm a wife, mother of two, and lover of all things crafty. I love to cook up new things in the kitchen and in my craft room, and sometimes get "licking the spoon" mixed up with "licking the fabric"!!
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15 Responses to The Birds are a Finished Flimsy

  1. Janice Spencer says:

    Really like the bird print. Do you know line and name of the fabric. Like the natural appearance of the birds. That quilt is really pretty. Looking forward to following your blog.

  2. dreamworthyquilts says:

    It is a lovely finish! Congratulations!

  3. Kathleen McCormick says:

    I love the hummingbird – so hard to see but when you do they are so much fun to watch! I wait for them to appear in my garden every year and with a winter like this it is always a welcome sign. For quilting, leaves would work, or vines and leaves, but my first thought was birds on a wire or branch (not that I could do it). Whatever you pick, it will be terrific.

  4. Kathleen McCormick says:

    I love how this turned out. I do love all those bird, hummingbirds are among my favorites, so I would pick that one. For quilting, would birds on a wire or branch be too much?

  5. This is just darling! I can’t wait to see how you decide to quilt it. πŸ™‚

  6. Kate says:

    This turned out beautifully! The cardinals block is my favorite too. We got the cold but no snow. Hopefully you didn’t get any of the sleet or freezing rain that came with that system too.

  7. Helen Glover says:

    I am really loving those birds….and the quilt overall! Where did you get those pictures? I would love to make one of these for myself. I think overall with leaves would really top it off! Beautiful!

  8. Susan says:

    Gorgeous finished top! The quilt is perfect for so many puns!

  9. Danette says:

    I love birds and this quilt is just beautiful!

  10. I would have stayed insdie too!! ITs a lovely quilt!

  11. Liz W. says:

    Great job on the quilt! Borders are the worst. I used to do the 3 measurements thing, and I hated every minute of it. Now … I’m actually more loose about it, and just pin and sew. I figured if I end up with any fullness or waviness, I’ll “quilt it out”. Have you considered doing an allover leaves pattern to complement the nature-y design of this quilt?

  12. It looks great with the borders! Three borders is a lot of work to keep it all square and tidy. How about a leaf and vine all over motif? To keep with the birds in trees on their perches, perhaps.

  13. I really love cardinals, so that block would probably be my favorite, too! Congratulations on the productive week! I might consider a large stipple for this quilt or something that kind of mimics a flight path of a bird.

  14. Even the birds don’t hang out much on those cold, wind chill days, so I think you are wise to stay in. It does make for challenging photos, though. I think yours is fine. We’re all about birds in this family, so I like this quilt! No suggestions on the quilting, since I’m not much of an expert, sorry!

  15. Vicki in MN says:

    Definitely the cardinals, but then there is the owl, the gold finch and, and, LOL Hmmm cold over there too? -8 here this morning with a high of 0-oh joy-NOT!

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