2.14.2012

Mom's Quilt {Bird Watching in Winter}

How about a red quilt finish for Valentines Day?  I made this one for my Mom (the one last week was for my MIL)

My Mom asked for jewel tones and I decided to work in her love of birds.


I did follow a pattern for this one, as I really liked the play of the red boxes that the blocks created.  It also gave me a way to let the fabrics with all those birds and baby deer and fox shine. 

If I think of it I'll come back and add the pattern name later. 

I had finished this quilt in December, but for whatever combination of reasons I am just gifting this to her now.  You know how that goes. 


Funny to see the leaves still intact in the pictures, isn't it?


I did random line quilting to compliment the boxes.  Gives it a really fluffy feel and I can see doing this type of quilting again.

The back is pieced freestyle with some of the fabrics I still had left from the front. 

And here's a look at the brightly striped binding I used to finish the whole thing off.  Really makes the whole thing sing!

Hope you are enjoying a special Valentine's Day -- hug and kiss the ones you love! <3

p.s.  I will be sharing this with some of the linky parties on my side bar and especially at Fabric Tuesday with Quilt Story. 

5 comments:

Rachel said...

I love it! I will be waiting for the pattern name. Such a great quilt to show off large pieces of fabric.

Carla said...

How lovely!

Mrs.Hearts said...

The binding was a great choice and finishes the quilt very nicely!

Visiting from QuiltStory's link-up!

Mrs.Hearts
www.busyhandsquilts.blogspot.com

Kris from DukeSaysSewWhat said...

I love it! Great pattern and neat quilting. I'm sure she will love it, Christie! Give those pups a valentine's day pat for me!

Kelli said...

Your mom's quilt turned out great! Love it. :o)
xo

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