Sunday, September 28, 2008

Sing Sing Sing

Presenting....Holiday Chorus! I sewed all the blocks together today and added the borders. This quilt is bigger than I expected. It is about 68 inches square. It will hang in my living room behind the sofa. I hope there is enough room!

There are six birds in the panel, so I left out the robin. The robin does not look like the robins around here, so I did not include it. This quilt has the tufted titmouse which is so sweet and a relative of the chickadee. My gmail name is chickadee24, so I had to keep her. Also, the black capped chickadee is the State of Maine bird. Cardinals and nuthatches frequently come to my birdfeeder, so those were easy choices. So, it really came down to the wren and the robin. Wren teaches us to sing and use our voices, so that seemed appropriate for this quilt.

Next I will need to buy backing fabric and quilt batt. Any suggestions for "quilt as desired"? I will be using my home sewing machine. I don't want to hand quilt it, but may handquilt the ring around the birds.

4 comments:

Sue R said...

What a pretty quilt, Beth. I like the bird panels so much. Where did you find the fabric? Maybe you could do some stippling or a filler in the background of the bird blocks, and maybe the blocks too. What about a leaf or vine in the sashings and borders?

Margo said...

Sooooo pretty..it came out very nice..congratulations...finding time when working I am sure is not easy...very nice...

Karen said...

Very nice. I think I would keep the quilting simple. Nothing too busy.

Barb D said...

That is beautiful ! What wonderful color combinations. I'm no expert on quilting designs but I like Sue's idea of stippling in the background - that's easily doable on a bench machine. Be sure to post pics after you do the quilting!!