Saturday, January 21, 2012

My "Birding" Quilt

Birds of a Feather, which I have renamed Birding
Details of Birding

More blocks with blue eggs

About 1 year ago, I saw the directions for this quilt at Humble Quilts blog. Lori was giving them away. I did not win them. But I did find out through Lori that it was a Black Bird design. One search at Google and I found out it was now a book called "Birds of a Feather." Amazon came to the rescue. I bought the book and have been making this quilt on my travels and during my quilting bee time. I did change some of the blocks a bit and I also made my own borders using the elements from the blocks. I still remember where I was when I made the blocks. The pears were all made in Granada, Spain, while I sat on a deck looking at Alhambra. I demonstrated to some ladies in Seoul, Korea how to do needle turn appliqué while making the long thin block with the 6 flowers facing down. I only know "thank you and please" in Korean, and they did not speak English; but we all spoke "needle work."
I like this quilt a lot. It was fun to make and it looks great in my house. Jan Struble from Durham, NC quilted it for me.

3 comments:

  1. Wow!! It is certainly a beautiful quilt!!

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  2. I think your quilt is more beautiful then the original one!! Wow! And what a fun history it has being all over the place with you.
    Thank you so much for sending me an email and not allowing me to miss this one!!

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  3. My aunt Ruth is in your Wednesday quilt group and she sent me to your blog. What a great quilt. I love the sawtooth filler.

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