With so many babies being born in the next several months,
I've been on the lookout for baby quilts to make.
We have boys and girls coming in the extended family,
so I need quilts for both genders.
While on a quilt shop website,
I found this pattern and knew I had to order it!
This quilt is so not my style of quilting,
but I love it!
AND it was a blast to make.
The pattern is called
"Bird on a Wire"
by Barbara Persing.
I didn't want the quilt to be stiff with so many applique pieces,
so I pulled out my copy of
"Crafted Applique" by Lara Bucella
that came out a number of years ago.
She uses Modge Podge instead of an iron on adhesive
and it works well.
It was fun choosing the fabric for the birds
and putting them together.
I've had this bird fabric in my stash for a while.
It was found by a friend at a local thrift shop!
Organic straight line quilting was sewn across the quilt
and the blue binding was added.
This quilt will go into the pile of quilts
waiting for babies.
Oh, I love this quilt. I just found your blog and I have been touring through many of your past posts. I can tell that you are more advanced a quilter than I am, but seeing what others create gives us the encouragement you try new things. I am your newest follower and very happy to have found your delightful blog. If you have the time come on over and visit me, by blog is a bit homespun and not as sophisticated as some, but neither am I, LOL
So cute! I’ve seen this pattern before too, and was very tempted to purchase it.
Those birds are too cute! I've been wanting to try Lara's Mod Podge technique, even bought the Mod Podge, but haven't had the courage to try it. Glad to hear a positive report.
I love this pattern too and your version is fabulous. That will make such a nice baby quilt. Lara's technique remains my favorite for applique because of how cleanly the edges come out.
I think I have seen this pattern before, how cute you made it! I just bet you did have tons of fun picking fabrics for those cute birds!
SEW super cute!! Congrats on your quilt finish.
Love the colors that you used. Nicely done. I enjoy reading your blog. Thanks for sharing.
OMG, these birds are so cute. Looks like a squirrel but you conquered it beautifully. What a gorgeous backing!!!
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