FO: Birds of Paradise

On the weekend, I popped up to Mom’s to finish up the parrot quilt. First I had to sew all the green fabric to the parrot banner. I waited to do that at Mom’s because it was a pretty large chunk of fabric, and she has more space for working on large projects like that.

It also meant I was under the snoopervision of Princess Winnifred. With her help, top construction went pretty smoothly and it was ready to quilt in no time.

I probably won’t surprise you when you hear that Mom took one look at those parrots and decided they needed some fancy quilting.

It was tricky to get a crisp shot of her stitch work, but I think you can get an idea of it here. After all 10 birds were done, she turned the machine over to me and I did my usually loops all over the background and green fabric. Not long after…

It’s a very simple design, but I think the use of batiks make it pretty spectacular. It’s a decent size too – about 60″ x 70″.

I love those colourful, rainbow birds, and the heart shape they make. If you’d like the pattern for those birds, you can get it here.

The whole thing is backed with this fun polkadot fabric. And it’s now safe in the hands of neighbour Krista who will use it to raise some money for the Hamilton Aviary. I’ll provide details of the fundraiser as soon as I have them!

7 thoughts on “FO: Birds of Paradise

  1. Shirley Elliott

    That is such an awesome quilt! There are so many special things about it starting with your fabrics. Love that the binding fabric echos all the colors in the birds. Your Mom’s quilting is exquisite as always. This is a quilt that even people who do not love quilts will appreciate. What a great donation.


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