Thursday, January 8, 2015

Birds in the Windows

I am so grateful for my time off work (and hoping the school construction will be done and ready for us on Monday).
I just finished piecing Aunt Naomi's quilt and a backing for it. I sewed on the label that identifies it as hers, but I ran out of our prayer quilt labels, so I'll have to get some when we have our workshop at church on Saturday.

 I decided to go with a two part attic windows setting because these blocks are so small that I needed to group four together.  In hindsight I should have used slightly different fabrics, but these reminded me of her, so this is what we have.
I did modify the piecing so that I used half square triangles instead of mitering the corners.
Also, since the top was too wide to fit within one width of fabric, I used longer side borders than top and bottom borders so that all the birds in the batik could be upright.

I made a table runner for a dear friend from the gold cardinals at Christmas, so I was able to pair that fabric with some of the batik for a backing.

Now to go choose a batting and start the quilting.

Happy quilting....and knitting...,


Missy Shay said...

It turned out great!

Needled Mom said...

That looks beautiful. It is so soft and pretty looking.

Kathy said...

Very pretty. And I like your label. Did you embroider the name with a regular sewing machine's decorative lettering? I have to make a label for a baby quilt and I think I might like to do something like this, although I haven't played with those stitches yet.

andsewon said...

What a lovely quilt. So feminine too.
Sure it will be appreciated.

Scrapatches said...

Oh, this is lovely! When I saw your comment on the Bird Tree Hop post on Sew We Quilt and you said you had already made a quilt with the Beautiful Birds fabrics, I just had to go looking. I love the way the batik fabrics work with this panel. Thanks for sharing ... :) Pat

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