Monday, September 17, 2012

For The Birds

Funny thing ... I was making this quilt and, after much debate with myself (while on the phone with my girl friend who has surely now lost all faith in me), found the most perfect backing fabric. Which led to a great personal debate about thread color, which I also resolved, by, of course, going with my first choice. Whew. I was feeling awfully successful. Came home, all motivated and determined to get said quilt sandwiched and quilted. And ... no pieces of batting large enough. Hit the internet and couldn't find a bolt of cotton batting for less than $250. Dang.

Does that ever happen to you? Usually for me it's the thread, I get home and have none ... but I was so careful this time!

Plan B. Quilt A top set aside. New, smaller quilt begun.

I remembered I had this wonderful Timeless Treasures Frolic Bird Cages yellow cotton print waiting patiently to be cut into. It just so happens that the yellow birds in cages fabric matches the backing fabric for Quilt A. Sorry Quilt A. The pretty brown bird fabric in the quilt above (including the entire back) ... yup, that's it. I guess I owe Quilt A a backing fabric.
Anyhoo, a simple sweet little girly quilt. The birds in cages print is just delightful and pairs so nicely with the backing bird print and the orange birds on a line print, from Connecting Threads. I mixed in an Amy Butler Soul Blossoms print and a sage green Kona cotton, as well as another simple complementary floral.

The quilting is loose loopy swirls, mimicking the details on the bird cages. I wanted the quilting to be casual, nothing that looked too serious.

The binding is an Amy Butler Lark print in blue and green.

This cuteness measures about 39" by 46", and is available in the shop.

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