After Miss A’s visit and quilting on Monday morning, I had my normal Monday chores to get out of the way in the afternoon. Boy is grocery shopping at 8am much more pleasant than 2pm. But I digress. I was able to get the bird quilt loaded on my long arm Monday afternoon, and after puzzling over how to quilt it the rest of the evening, I was ready to work on it first thing Tuesday morning.
I chose to use an allover quilting design of a wide back and forth line using 50wt Aurifil 2312 (Ermine), which is a light khaki color that ended up blending in with all the fabrics of the quilt top beautifully.
This is one of those quilts that I liked more with each step. The quilting is loose and left a great soft and cuddly texture, and I really like how the binding frames out the quilt.
And I just love the backing for the quilt. I did not have enough of the print to match the seam, but I love getting to see the large scale swallow print in all its beauty across the quilt back.
All together, I spent 8 hours and 10 minutes making this quilt.
I made the lap size version of Elizabeth Hartman’s New Wave pattern.
- Finished Flimsy: 51.5 inches wide by 57.75 inches tall
- After Quilting / Binding: 51 inches wide by 55.5 inches tall
- After First Wash: 47.25 inches wide by 52.75 inches tall
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