30 June 2017

Birds of a Feather



This Birds of a Feather wall hanging was a satisfying finish this week. I have been wanting to make something from the pattern that I can take with me when I go to guilds to provide trunk shows. You see, I made the table runner version of this design, but it was a gift for my mom.



But I am not 100% happy with this piece. However, I learned a valuable lesson. Always use a fresh copy of the pattern. I used my working copy from back in May. And I have a poor memory, so I forgot about a few things that I learned back then.

















So the tail and wing pieces do not line up so well, especially on the Red Winged Black Bird block. But I am happy with the overall look of this sweet wall hanging. And am looking forward to sharing it as part of my shows.





I added a hanging sleeve. One of the few times I actually do any hand sewing, I stitched the top of the sleeve into the binding, and then hand stitched the lower edge of the sleeve.











Just like when I made the Forest Friends 2.0 quilt, all of the fabrics used in this project are from the new Hopscotch collection by Jamie Fingal for RJR Fabrics. And I especially love the Crosshatch My Way print used for the Blue Jay. And how all the prints are "reads like a solid". I've told you before - I do love to use solids - so even though these are prints, they make me feel like I'm cheating to say, "All the fabrics used in this piece are prints." 







The "Birds of a Feather" wall hanging finished at 21" x 34"
and was the 37th use of my 2nd edition of 100 labels
ordered from Ikaprint.






This is the Birds of a Feather table runner that I made for my mother for her birthday this year. Click here to see the post.






Linking up to Finish it up Friday with 

Amanda Jean of Crazy Mom Quilts








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8 comments:

Nicole said...

We are always our own worst critics. The hanging looks great from here!

Little Quiltsong said...

Beautiful, Lorna!

Motherdragon's Musings said...

I love how you do your quilting. I "borrowed" your idea and tried it on a little table mat. I was pleased with the result.

Anita Jackson @ Domestic Felicity said...

As always, such lovely quilts!

Juliet Wood said...

I love this quilt but am especially comforted to hear someone else say they forgot about the stuff they learned when they made it previously. Quilting is what I love most but if I don't write copious notes about how I did something - I forget!

Hill Country Livin' said...

It looks great!

Vicki in MN said...

So very cute!!!

Bernie Kringel said...

This is wonderful Lorna. I have this pattern (remember I won it a few weeks ago?) and I cannot wait to get started on it as a Christmas gift.

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