Monday, February 8, 2016

Birds in the Air


  I had to search back to see when I began this.....it was in July  of last year.  I started making the triangles and got side tracked.  I returned to making triangles and got side tracked again.  I began joining the units and got off onto another project.  This photo is from November.....it finally made it to the flimsy stage.     

  I was unsure how it should be quilted, so it hung on a hanger for a couple of months.   I debated on straight lines to accentuate the diagonal lines.  I thought about some easy meandering since the fabric are mixed and strong in places.       Then I thought it needed a border.....or not.    I finally asked myself a couple of questions.....was I keeping or giving it away?  ......did I want a soft or hard effect?   I decided to keep it for a small lap quilt.  I always want a small throw on my lap when I sit and read or watch TV.   And a soft effect was an easy choice.   Quilting motif is a pattern called swirly tails  from Wendy Shepard's blog.   It softly blends without being too dense.
      A pale purple binding finished it off.    I tried a scrappy mixed of colors/ all dark colors  but found it distracting on this one.   Since the color palette is blue, green, and purple  I thought a softer tone worked the best.


  And this Let's book It project is done!   
    I found a small project to play with for this month's Book It project.  It's a nice mind distracting / doesn't have to be perfect project.  When I have things tumbling around in my brain---life in general---I find that a simple project is best.  So I will be playing with it for a day or two.   Enjoy it all....happy stitching.  

13 comments:

  1. I loved this the first time I saw it and the finished quilt is even better! You made such wonderful color and fabric selections that really let show the pattern to great effect. Hope you enjoy it!

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  2. The colors give your quilt such a relaxing feel. Love it!

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  3. That is so pretty. Love, love all of the triangles. Now I really need to finish mine, finished piecing the top in Oct. 2010 and still contemplating a pieced border. Now that yours is done, I need to make a decision and get busy on mine.

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  4. Such a soothing quilt - a scrappy binding just wouldn't work for sure - great choice on the color. I would have a hard time parting with this one, too.

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  5. This quilt exudes calm, peaceful moments. I think it is so beautiful in its simplicity, and the soft binding is an appropriate finish!

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  6. Congrats on the finish. I love the texture from your beautiful quilting.

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  7. Absolutely lovely and a perfect quilting design for the texture and soft look you wanted.

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  8. I love the pretty colours, it is a lovely quilt indeed!

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  9. Lovely soft colors. It's beautiful and I love it!

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  10. So pleased to see a photo of the completed quilt, I always looked forward to seeing posts when you had been working on this and what a beautiful finish, such lovely quilting.

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  11. Soo pretty, the colors are fantastic. Good choice for the quilting too, I like how it softens those edges just enough.

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  12. Fantastic colours, calm & peaceful, love this quilt (and pattern and quilting) XXX

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  13. Wow Deb! Another beauty has come from your quilting studio. I love the softness & coolness of this quilt. It will bring serenity to someone's life. If you haven't already been asked, you should be a guest speaker/teacher at quilting retreats around the states. Everyone could learn from your expertise.

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