10.19.2015

do. good stitches: birds in the air quilt


Right around the time of our move to NH, it was my turn to act as the quilter for the Wish Circle of do. Good Stitches.


I requested all of my circle members to create two Birds in the Air quilt blocks, albeit with a slightly different color placement than the tutorial. I asked for a mix of solid whites and grays, with an orange print in only one of the two blocks.


Once I received all of the blocks, I played around with the layout, winding up with something quite different than I had originally envisioned---which I love! I also love the variations in the shades of solid gray, and the random pops of orange scattered throughout the quilt top.


I used an orange Marimekko circle print for the background, quilted it with intersecting lines in orange thread, and bound it with a scrappy orange binding.


This quilt will be donated to my local chapter of Project Linus.


P.S. I'm super close to 2,000 followers on Instagram, and once I hit that magic number, I'll be doing a sale! Be sure to follow me there to be among the first to hear about it.

5 comments:

  1. This is really lovely! I like the unique layout and the one orange bit per block!

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  2. Nice! I'm 1951 on Instagram...

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  3. Love this quilt! I thought I WAS following you on IG, but apparently not! The horror! I quickly remedied that!

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