Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Bonus - Marie's Birds

This is the quilt Marie showed us yesterday, but that we couldn't show until today:

Isn't it lovely? The birds, leaves and flowers are hand-appliqu├ęd, and the rest is machine pieced. The lovely swirly quilting was also done by machine. The birds' legs, beaks and eyes are hand-embroidered. The end result is totally charming, although I don't think it looks quite as good in the photo as it does in real life.

Marie made this wall-hanging as a gift for a lucky person. The gift was presented today, which is why we couldn't show it yesterday — we didn't want to spoil the surprise! If you'd like to make one like this yourself, the quilt is from a design called Holiday Morning, by Kathy Doughty, found in the book Material Obsession by Kathy Doughty and Sarah Fielke.

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