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« on: October 02, 2011 01:56:09 PM »

I made this sweet little quilt from a beautiful book I purchased called Little Birds by Design Collective - this specific pattern was designed by Anita Peluso. I really loved making it because it was super quick and a perfect baby-shower gift for my friend who doesn't know the gender of her baby yet.

I had some issues with my machine, though.

It's not suited for free-form quilting, the feed-dogs don't lower; so I had to do a tight zig-zag stitch around the birds, and reduce the amount of extra details the birds originally had.

The birds were all supposed to have little feathers on their heads or little loops.

Plus wings and tail feathers or loops.

And because I didn't know my machine wouldn't do this BEFORE I sewed the quilt to the back, I would have embroidered little details by hand.

I do really love the binding fabric, I was looking everywhere for some nice fabric and this was the only one that really looked good with the other fabrics.

Finished size is 18.5x16" - perfect for transport between the car in a baby-bucket {carseat}.

Next time I'll be borrowing my mom's machine for detailed quilting work. I know her feed-dogs go down and I can always purchase a free-form quilting-foot for her machine -- I don't think my machine even has options like that {it's like a kids model with very little stitch-options, but it was all I could afford at the time}.

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« Reply #1 on: October 02, 2011 02:10:01 PM »

Oh my goodness...this is gorgeous.  I love the choice of fabrics.  I'm sure it is/will be cherished.  Cheesy

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« Reply #2 on: October 02, 2011 02:38:38 PM »

This is beautiful!  I love the little birds!
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« Reply #3 on: October 02, 2011 02:43:01 PM »

Absolutely adorable!  (Totally wisted.)

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« Reply #4 on: October 02, 2011 02:54:05 PM »

So cute.
My machines feed dogs will not lower either  Sad but it still looks great.

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« Reply #5 on: October 02, 2011 03:10:57 PM »

Totally love this.  So obsessed with birds right now! Your fabric choices are spot-on - they look great.
« Reply #6 on: October 02, 2011 03:44:41 PM »

I love it! It looks great without the little details Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: October 02, 2011 03:59:20 PM »

Awww so cute! Lovely colours and birds.  Cheesy  How did you do the birds is that some freehand machine embroidery in there?


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« Reply #8 on: October 02, 2011 04:46:42 PM »

Beautiful!   I wish that I had your eye for color and detail!

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« Reply #9 on: October 02, 2011 06:13:18 PM »

So very, very pretty - that is one lucky baby! 
I would never had known that the birds were supposed to have more embelishments if you hadn't mentioned it though. 

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