Saturday, March 21, 2015

A Bird in the Hand...

I made a name panel for my nephew's quilt, and as I was making it I knew the quilt needed a bird.

The fabric around the letter L really is purple, although it looks bluish here.

But yes, the bird's beak is a  bright yellow green. Gotta have a little zing of the unexpected in there somewhere.

I bought two big chunks of purple fabric from an online shop (it's amazing how difficult deep purples are hard to find locally) but when they arrived they didn't "match" as much as I had hoped, so I'll be cutting up the fabrics and arranging them in a giant nine-patch variation on the back so the fabrics won't look strange next to each other.

The end is in sight, and I'm happy with this.

Dear Selvage Fairy, I never thought of the quilt as lightning, but I think you've just named this quilt, "Lightning in the Night Sky. "I love it. Thanks!

Dear Meagan, I never quilt my quilts. I always send them to Chris. She makes magic.


Pat said...

I love that bird. A year or so ago I found instructions somewhere to make them. One of the hardest things I've ever done was to reverse them so I could have two birds facing each other. I only made four of them and since it's been so long, I doubt I'll ever try to figure it out again. lol

Your quilt came out just great and I love the name you've picked. So does that make the bird on the back a Thunderbird?

Quiltdivajulie said...

Excellent name . . . and I think the bird is awesome.

Love the giant nine-patch idea, too.

Megan said...

I love the fact that the back of the quilt will be fun - not just a single fabric all over.

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