So here you have it, almost a year in the making. One For the Birds. Ta-Dah!
Okay, so the wind was blowing and you can't really see the Kona Charcoal border in the available light. But you can see the birds. And the quilting. There was always this shot instead.
Or there was the third shot, at an good artsy
Stick with me, I am trying to stay upbeat here. In focus or out of focus this quilt turned out how I imagined it in my head. I backed it with a black and white, with a touch of green, bird fabric from IKEA. And finished it with a narrow border and binding in Kona Charcoal.
I would like to thank every last person who so generously donated bird fabric to this quilt. I have so many more birds, and therefore more quilts, still to be used. But I needed this quilt finished for Christmas so stopped when it was a good throw size - 50" x 62". This quilt would not exist or look near so good without all the variety of fabrics that were sent to me. So, again, thank you.
One of the fun things in the making of this quilt was finding the right fabric for framing each individual bird fabric. It sometimes took a while, and lots of fabrics were auditioned, but when I found the one that I thought was right it made me smile.
This quilt was originally meant for my brother but he passed on it so now it will be going to a different recipient. I hope she likes her Christmas gift when she opens it in more than a months time.
Wow! This is superb S! The quilting is beautiful! I'm sure the new recipient will fall in love with it! So when do you start Birds II? JxoReplyDelete
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Wow from me too, it looks awesome. Brilliant quilting too. It's a pity you can't keep it to remind you of all the people who contributed, maybe the next one. Somebody is going to be over the moon excited when they open the parcel.ReplyDelete
I love this quilt! It is so playful. Would cheer up any rainy day!! Love how you showcased all the little birds. The random placement of blocks makes it 'tres moderne'. Well done.ReplyDelete
oh it's beautiful Susan! Love the quilting on it you clever thing! and the backing fabric is perfect! awesome and outdoor photos too xReplyDelete
it's just lovely. Even in the dreech light, it looks bright and cheery. LOVE the binding tooReplyDelete
Beautiful and your PATIENCE paid off.ReplyDelete
It's gorgeous...well done :o)ReplyDelete
Utterly utterly fabulous!! Love everything about it! The quilting is just brilliant and it's so fun. I'm sure it'll be greatly loved.ReplyDelete
Hope the poorly one gets better very soon!
You would not believe how very grey it is here, good job I like grey ;)
Yay another thing ticked off your to-do list. Looks great - in focus or not :)ReplyDelete
I LOVE it! The backing is fantastic fabric! Lots of work but it is gorgeous.ReplyDelete
Keep it! It's lovely and it's taken a lot more work than you expected.ReplyDelete
it is perfect i am sure she will love it .....i do !!!ReplyDelete
The photos are good, they show off the quilting so nicely and the whole quilt really. I love it and I think it will make anyone happy!ReplyDelete
It's lovely SusieQ!ReplyDelete
I think it looks fab, and i'm guessing it's a relief as it was becoming a bit of a mental block for you. Your brother is mad, he's passed on a winner there! : )ReplyDelete
It looks fabulous and I love the fabric on the back. Well done! :)ReplyDelete
it's fantastic! I bet you love it now it's finished :-)ReplyDelete
It's great! So cheerful and bright!ReplyDelete
It is just delightful. I envy the lucky recipient of this one!ReplyDelete
I can't believe your brother turned it down, is he mad?! It's wonderful and I think my favourite block is the one with the three blackbirds...I hope little miss poorly gets better soon and that it doesn't pass round the rest of the family!ReplyDelete
it's beautiful and you did an excellent job quilting it, tooReplyDelete
I love it. And yes it is hard to get the kids to take the pictures.ReplyDelete
Wow you must be thrilled with this, what adorable little birds! And how kind of everyone to donate bird fabrics. (I must not have known you then or you could have had some of mine). The recipient will be thrilled I am sure :-)ReplyDelete
I thought for a minute you wrote your brother had passed on ....didn't half give me a turn! Phew maybe birds are too girly for Aberdeen! His loss and some lucky person's gain!ReplyDelete
Great quilting Susan and the rest - hope you do get one for yourself...
J'adore!! The quilting is fabulous xReplyDelete
Fabulous! I am sure she will love it.ReplyDelete
absolutely gorgeous!! great work!ReplyDelete
Such a fun quilt Susan. You did a great job!ReplyDelete
Wow what a lovely quilt. So pleased your assistant got some good photos. The weather at the moment is terrible for photos, you have to grab your chances (and your assistant). SarahReplyDelete
It's simply stunning. You have so pulled this off. Am glad your brother passed on this as it's better it goes to someone who will love and appreciate it than someone who would rather have something else.ReplyDelete
Oh it is a beauty! Hope your daughter gets better soon, nothing worse than a sick child...oh wait yes, a sick man!ReplyDelete
Your quilt is fabulous and the photographer did a grand job! I am certain your friend will love this quilt! And I am happy to have made a small contribution to it-that angry little black owl prettied up with its pink border!ReplyDelete
she will love it! It is so gorgeous! Fantastic!ReplyDelete
Stunning! The quilting really adds to it too.ReplyDelete
Its absolutely fantastic Susan, no wonder you're thrilled with it. Someone will be lucky at ChristmasReplyDelete
I trust you are disowning your brother ;-) You must be so happy with it - I love the 'extra' sashing *ahem* and your quilting is inspired. Gorgeous ta-dah!!ReplyDelete
It looks stunning!ReplyDelete
I love it! It's like a birds portrait gallery :)ReplyDelete
It looks great! Get those girls both back in school and learning, as being small and photographers is clearly not an option!ReplyDelete
Gorgeous finish Susan! Love how the birds all look like they are in little picture frames on a wall.ReplyDelete
Woohoo, well done! It looks ready to fly away in that first pic, Anyway, your brother got a quilt last year, right? It was someone else's turn ;o)ReplyDelete
Love your quilting on these birds - fab! I love how the birds looks like an amazing framed portrait wall. Lucy recipient!!ReplyDelete
I think this quilt is spectacular. It is an inspiration for me to make one. Maybe not birds (you did that already) but something simliar...ReplyDelete
I love this quilt! You did a wonderful job!ReplyDelete
Wow it is lovely! Can see now why it was such a pain to piece together, but it looks brilliant :)ReplyDelete
If we're allowed to have favourites (with a 'u' of course) then this one of yours is mine....but it could all change in the future if you make something equally fantabulousReplyDelete
Utterly Utterly gorgeous. I remember when I first started following you , I was all aflutter about your wonky stars quilt and this one is even better. I love the colours and the theme. It's amazing.ReplyDelete
You did good Missus!