Friday, June 17, 2016

There Once Was A Little Birdie Quilt

My daughter met her very best friend when they were 5 years old.  
They lived down the street from us and they did everything together for many years. 
 Near the end of high school they drifted apart.  
Her friend and her familyexperienced some very difficult times and 
her friend moved away for a short time.  
I had also become good friends with her parents. 
 This time was tough for everyone involved. 
 Over time and with a lot of prayer, things evolved and changed.  
We never stopped thinking of this young woman as part of our family.  
I think growing up, she spent almost as much time at our house as at her own. 
 We have watched her mature and grow into the most spectacular young woman and soon to be mom.  We have always loved her and we always will.  

I was on the fence about making her a baby quilt.  E
ven though we love her we are not really part of her life in a real way any more. 
 I was invited to her baby shower and made her a chenille blanket.

I decided that I wanted to make a quilt for her new about to be born daughter.
The nursery colors are lavender and yellow.  
I have never worked with those colors and let me tell you, they are adorable together!
I had a pattern that I have been dying to make for someone and this proved the perfect one.
I did not realize the birds on it were quite so large.  
I had to adapt this to a baby quilt.
I figured out how to place the stars and then pulled fabrics.
You realize how much you lack when you pull colors you don't often use. 
I had to reach FAR back into my stash for this one!
Everything was made from my stash except the binding.

I give you 

~Little Birdie~

The Quilt pattern is called Feathers and it is by Lydia Nelson
You can buy a copy here

I altered the pattern to make only 4 birds.  
This meant I had to figure out how to make all the stars whole.
I also added Prairie Points.

The quilt design in the center is called Marmalade and you may purchase it at Digi-Tech Designs

Showing you the individual birds.  
The background is actually a white on white with little birds 
(a Moda Muslin Mate)

The quilt was quilted by Kathy Koch of Threadbear Quilting.  
She did a feather in the outer border.
Kathy is one of those quilters that can up your game by the amazing job she does.  
If you want Kathy to quilt  your quilts too you can find her right here
I promise you that you will NOT be disappointed!

I used up some of the 5" squares I had cut for the prairie points on the back since I didn't have enough of the  all purple background, even with the yellow.  
I made a yellow star as the label and wrote on it, all but the date. 
 (Still waiting for baby to make her appearance!)

 I love, love, love this baby quilt.  I hope little mama loves it as much as I do!  
I can't wait to meet the new little one and gift this quilt. 
I think mama is more than ready.

I am calling this a finish and will link up with Crazy Mom Quilts Finish It Friday.

Have a safe, fun and productive weekend!


13 comments: said...

Awe that quilt turned out so sweet.

Alison V. said...

This is just adorable!

Jennifer said...

Very cute and I'm sure it'll get lots of loving in the coming years.

Ioleen said...

Love this little birdie quilt.

celia ambrose said...

This is just lovely! You did a great job and the back is also lovely.

celia ambrose said...

This is just lovely! You did a great job and the back is also lovely.

KaHolly said...

Too sweet, tweet tweet!

Kathy S. said...

Love the quilting and the prairie points. A little one is gonna love it!

Jenny said...

So pretty - and nice for you to be involved in this young woman's life again. I'm sure she will love it!!!

Jan @Cocoa Quilts said...

What a beautiful gift and to think it was all from stash!!

Walkers Road Quilts said...

Cute birdies

Walkers Road Quilts said...

Cute birdies

Michele said...

Oh that is so cute!

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