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.


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

  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!!

  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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