Autumn is for the Birds
I was thrilled when my friend Jamie Fingal ask me to create something using her new fabric line, Autumn is for the Birds, from Hoffman Fabrics.
I decided to use my favorite method of creating: free form piecing. When I create a quilt with this method I rarely plan anything out, other than perhaps a general size and a few elements. The problem with this method is that I often have to rearrange as I go. And sometimes I need to unpick - a LOT. I took a few photos as I went to help me get an idea of where things were going and then based upon those photos I added or changed. I put the photos together in a short power point so that you could see a little bit of my process. I apologize for the dark photos as my design wall is in a dark hallway but I think it still gives you a good idea of how things went.
The final quilt is approximately 30"x 37".
I love the focus fabrics! There are a lot of textures in all of the fabrics. Honestly, I could have quilted the Bluebird fabric, given it a border or two and been very happy with it! But I always like to mix things up a bit.
And because I love to make more than I need too,
I made a set of wings for my teenage daughter to put on a backpack.
She saw a Kawaii style backpack with wings and asked if I could make her a pair. She helped me to design the wings and now we just need to find the perfect backpack to put them on!
What do you think you would make if you were given some Autumn is for the Birds fabric? Leave a comment here on my blog or any of the other blogs in the hop, for your chance to win a fat quarter stack generously donated by Hoffman Fabrics. (Sorry US Residents only)
Here are the links for the rest of the blog hop:
Feb 20 - Candy GlendeningFeb 21 - Sue Bleiweiss
Feb 22 - Jamie Fingal