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Black Birds baby quilt
Thank you all so much for letting me know how much you like the Black Birds design. What a wonderful response I have been receiving through emails and comments left on my Let’s Bee Social post earlier this week. And on both my Facebook
feeds! You quilty peeps are the best!
Something must have spooked these birds.
‘Cause they sure wanted to fly away!
But I guess when it comes to us quilting folks…
Birds of a feather flock together!
Always showing support and encouragement to one another.
Most of the fabrics used in this quilt were purchased at my LQS when I taught the On Point class last month. Who can visit a fabric shop in person and resist picking up a little something? Not me!
| Love at first flight!
|For my background, I found this yardage from Northcott Fabrics’ Artisan Spirit Ambience collection in the Twilight colorway. I also picked out and got 1/4 yard cuts of a nice, bright red and a few black fabrics. The other black and grey fabrics were from my stash. A few of my favourites are Artisan Spirit Shimmer by Northcott Fabrics, Holiday Magic for Henry Glass Fabrics and Spot On by Robert Kaufman Fabrics.
Can you believe it?!!! As much as I adore solids… This quilt does not contain a one!
I dug into my stash to find an appropriate backing. And found this fun Ampersand Typography
in white that I last used on my Zany ZebraZ quilt back in March of last year.
Although I had considered using red, I made sure when I picked up those pieces from the quilt shop, that I got a generous cut of that Holiday Magic, and used it for the binding instead.
I do love me a dotty binding!
When it came time for the quilting, I considered using a grey thread to blend into the background. But then decided to add a little pop and went with this variegated King Tut in Rosetta Stone thread from Superior Threads, used previously on those American Eagle and Canadian Beaver cushions.
While I was piecing this top, and during a break, I got to thinking about a blue bird in place of the red bird. And saved this mock up drawn up in my EQ7. This one REALLY appeals to me!
Black Birds with blue bird – 40″ x 46″
“Black Birds“ finished at approximately 40″ x 46″
and was the 86th use of my 100 labels
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