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Thursday, July 28, 2011

Chirp, Chirp

The quilting began on the challenge, but it was slow going. I only completed the middle and it felt like it took as long as the border on the basket quilt.
I didn't want a showy quilt job. I wanted that bird to stand alone. I think I succeeded. The bird and branches pop, while the background melts away. The thread (So Fine) also helps it blend. Next step, the geese.
I hung my baskets over my bed and I love it!
I goes so well with everything. I really love it and couldn't be happier with my rooms new look. Only problem, it now takes twice as long to make the bed. I get distracted easily.

Take care, Brandie


Carrie P. said...

You are so talented. The quilting is great.
And the quilt looks lovely in your room. Love the pillow on your bed too.

Sharon said...

This looks fab on your wall, great job. I love looking at all the fabrics you used, I can see how you get sidetracked!

Jean said...

That quilt goes perfectly with your bedroom decor!

I love how you background quilted the challenge piece. It makes the important stuff pop!

LynCC said...

ahh - that was perfect quilting to choose for the bird background it subordinates itself, but is interesting. :) very pretty.

Anita said...

Oh my word, your bird is just beautiful, the quilting looks like a soft breeze playing through the branches.
Your baskets are just perfect in your room too.

Wilma NC said...

Your basket quilt is beautiful!!! Your bedroom looks so pretty.

M and M plus 3 said...

Your quilting in the background of the bird is outstanding! Looks like the wind is softly blowing. Your basket quilt looks beautiful hanging.