Bird Song

posted by Claudia
Sat, Oct 22 2011


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"Bird Song", a Robert Kaufman fabric line called "Nature's Poetry", and their pattern.

This is my second quilt that I made for the library fund raiser. It is twin size.

When I went looking for a project to make, I decided this one was adult, neither masculine or feminine, and had warm, comfortable colors--all qualities I anticipated would appeal to an adult crowd. I found the pattern on the manufacturer's website, and went searching for the fabrics. I finally found a kit to order from a shop several states away (I won't talk about that experience). I had never purchased a kit before, and after this experience, probably never will again. I will do my own calculations as to how much fabric I need and what sizes various pieces need to be. Piecing the checker board was a little challenging, but the rest wasn't particularly difficult.

As this is a twin size, it sprawled down my design wall and about 18" on to the floor, so I realized there was no way I could quilt it at home. Ah, to find a longarm quilter. The closest was backed up 2 1/2 months, so I wound up using a quilter whose work I had never seen. Parts are good, parts are a disappointment. That's the way it is somedays. If you aren't a quilter, you won't see the things I see.

It goes up for auction tomorrow (10/23). We will see what my efforts are worth.

10/24/11 This quilt sold for $550.00

Comments

MNnancy wrote re: Bird Song
on Sat, Oct 22 2011 8:35 PM

That's a very unique, interesting design.  Sorry to hear you had a bad experience purchasing a kit.  I'm a little leary of them myself.

Denise_Oregon wrote re: Bird Song
on Sun, Oct 23 2011 8:35 PM

Beautiful!

Marge (AKA Dimples) wrote re: Bird Song
on Wed, Oct 26 2011 5:42 PM

Another beauty.  I really like that butterfly fabric you used for the backing

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