Sunday, February 15, 2009

Quilt: Little Birdie

Once upon 7 p.m. on a Wednesday night I heard a little bird calling to me from the fabric bin. It said, make a quilt and make it fast and hand deliver it in -- another state -- on Friday morning.

And, so I did.

So, to recap. I started hand stitching the blocks with embroidery on Wednesday as I listened to Twilight on the iPod. On Thursday I packed, chased my boys, and cut all the blocks. Then -- with the boys -- I arranged the blocks to our liking. About 7 p.m. on Thursday I started chain stitching those bad boys together. Then came the layering and quilting. I used an undulating pattern of trace and space with 1/2 inch, 1 inch, and 2 inch distances. By 1 a.m. (on Friday) I gave up on the binding with only 1/4 of it finished. I packed a needle and thread and a handful of buttons.

My flight departed at 6 a.m. and I landed with quilt in bag at 8:15. Throughout the next 24 hours I sticked a bit more on the binding and sewed the buttons on just before midnight on Saturday night. Phew! and Voila!


Angenette said...

Love love love this quilt. The colors, the patterns, etc.

Katlyn said...

I LOVE IT!!! It's funny because that bird fabric is one of my favorites and I keep pondering buying it and making something with it but I haven't gotten around to it...I've kind of been neglecting sewing in favor of other crafts lately but I do intend to get back to it (After I get a chance to do some more metal working and crocheting...which probably means after the craft fair....)