Saturday, July 17, 2010

Freebird Picnic Update 2

I used my four nights of sewing time this week to almost finish the Freebird Picnic quilt top. I still have to add a four-inch border in the Nest Ovals fabric, which will also be the backing.

This is probably the most time-intensive quilt that I've worked on so far, aside from my first quilt, but that was probably because I didn't have a clue what I was doing. I laid out the border fabric along the bottom edge of the quilt and that brown is going to make the rest of the quilt pop.

I've really liked how this one has come together. The design isn't quite as clear in mine as in the tutorial I used because of my fabric choice, but I think I like the subtlety.

*Image from Moda Bake Shop, Avignon Picnic Quilt

The binding will be made out of this Nest Eggs fabric from the line. Although the binding will be next to the brown backing, I think the white oval dots will give it a nice definition.


Gina said...

I LOVE your version. The colours are just superb. Well done.

Nana J said...

Sew cute! Lucky Jessica!

Jennifer Blosser said...

OMG - I am sewing the same quilt right now! My friends mother-in-law broke her hip and is at a rehabilitation center. We're making this quilt to cheer up her drabby room. We're using purple 1930's prints. I'll show you a picture when its done.

I still think my Freebird wants to look like your Freebird!

Hugs & stitches,

Crafty Girls Workshop said...

I found your blog from the feature on Pleasant Home. I'm so glad I stopped by your quilt is awesome! I absolutely loved that avignon quilt tutorial on MBS and it's so fun to see it made up with other fabrics. (My shop has some Freebird yardage left if you need any more for your project.) I've added your blog to my reader and I'm definitely going to be visiting again soon.


Heather said...

I like your quilt a lot, it looks great! Way to use your sewing time. It's so nice to be able to sew every day, I love it.

Jess said...

I believe my response shall be the following: Yaaaaaaayyyyyyy!!!!! I am so excited.


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