18 March, 2009

Doll Quilt Show and Tell 4

Now, find me a little girl - or a grown woman - who wouldn't love this quilt.  I am thinking of adapting it to at least a lap size or even bed size.  A whole flock of appliqued birds on a modern, bold background?  Hmm, I already have a collection of pinks and browns set aside for another idea...

The quilting really makes this design.  The pattern is simply that of my quilted interpretation of tree branches.  Swooping and curving across the quilt, the branches support the bird and add some flow to the design.  And boy was it fast!

I have to give credit where credit is due.  We have pretty rockin'  Friday nights in this house. Hubby was watching TV and I was quilting a few feet away in our messy dining room.  I threw the fabric that has the small birds in it and a pad of paper his way, with the instructions, er... command, to draw me a larger version.  First shot and he got it bang on.  I probably should have put his name on the label.

Another label, another skinny binding, and another quilt for the order completed.

8 comments:

luminousquilts said...

Ooh, I've been waiting to see this one finished. It's wonderful. Love the birds in silhouette. And quilted branches. Very nice.

Jessica said...

I LOVE IT! Those quilted branches make the quilt!

heather said...

I love it!

jacquie said...

i love simple and graphic. this would make a great big quilt.

amandajean said...

i'm so enjoying your doll quilt posts. this quilt is fantastic, too. the quilting is great...and way to go getting your husband involved in the process. how fun!

Amy @ Park City Girl said...

Love this one! the fabrics and quilting are so spot on - are there more to the set!?

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