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American Bald Eagle & Red Tailed Hawks

Posted on: April 18th, 2022 by Lorna McMahon

Note the camouflage slippers? My last table runner finish featured Camo boots.

Background fabric is by Ruby Star Society, which is lovely. Instead of piecing to make the top and bottom borders, I decided to leave the star and words from the selvages, as you can see above and below the eagle’s tail. Little touches.

Introducing my American Bald Eagle and…

Red Tailed Hawks table runner finish!

Quilted in organic wavy lines from edge to edge using blue variegated on top and on the back.

I quilted densely, adding an “extra” line of quilting between the usual spacing, which adds to the effect of these majestic birds floating high in the sky, on the wind currents.

I pieced the backing from scraps. And used plain black for the binding.

This runner is being gifted to my sister, who lived in the USA for over 35 years, returning to Canada, 8 years ago. She and I are truly birds of a feather… Cuckoo birds, mind you…. But we stick together.

I have only seen an American Bald Eagle in the wild twice that I can remember. However, my sister and I are always keeping our eyes peeled for Red Tailed Hawks on our travels, alone or together. And mention our sightings if we aren’t together. We both share a love of nature and are enjoying the signs of spring coming back to our area.

Hey!!! SQUIRREL!!!!!

My American Bald Eagle & Red Tailed Hawks table runner finished at 14″ x 45″

The table runner was made using the half sized blocks.

The pattern also comes with a full size block layout to make this quilt!

The American Bald Eagle & Red Tailed Hawks pattern includes instructions for both a quilt finishing 58” x 62” and a table runner finishing at 14″ x 45″

You can find the pattern here in my NEW SHOP!

Keep On Quilting On!


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2 Responses

  1. Chris says:

    Sometime could you describe how you do your quilting? I had thought it was computerized until now. I can’t quite figure out how to achieve that design.

    • Hello Chris,

      I quilt from edge to edge, beginning in the middle of the quilt and working across to one end, then turning the quilt around and going back to the middle to work across to the other end of the quilt.

      The wavy lines are a result of having practiced this quilting method for many years and I just “get into a groove”. It takes time to get a feel for being comfortable with making the lines flow.

      Best of luck
      Wishing you happy stitching!