First, I must mention that I was so flattered to be featured on Jodi's amazing blog, Pleasant Home, on Monday. I feel so flattered! If someone had told me when I started this blog almost a year ago that I would have so many people reading and saying such nice things about what I make, I never would have believed it. Expect a blogiversary giveaway to celebrate all of this next week!
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My pink and green bird quilt, made of blocks from members of my Fussy Cut Love Bee, is complete! The members of my bee were so creative with the IKEA bird fabric and black, white, and green color palette. Of course once I had everything laid out, I thought the colors I chose were too limited. The blocks seemed to get lost in their togetherness. I added raspberry shot cotton sashing, and suddenly all of the individual blocks started to pop.
The quilting is pretty haphazard. I started it during a 5 a.m. sewing session when everyone else in my house was sleeping, and my brain was still processing my morning coffee. So I just went for it, and did a different something in each individual block. The inside sashes have some loopty loops, and the outside has my new favorite free-motion design-- hills. The come off as scallops on a border like this, which is kind of fun. In typical fashion, I was not loving the quilting as I was doing it, but a quick wash and dry made everything good. Of course I may never again do quilting with so many stops and starts-- burying all of the thread ends took FOREVER.
The backing is a polka dot flannel sheet from Target. Cozy and perfect for snuggling-- which is good, because we're keeping this one.