A couple of years ago, I found a postcard book with Charlie Harper’s birds. I really like his bird drawings – very modern looking. Last summer Mary found some fabric panels with Charlie Harper’s birds on the internet and some complementary fabric – trees.
I started searching pinterest for ideas for bird quilts that I could use with the bird panels. I found a modern quilt pattern by Elizabeth Hartman (Rapid City) that I thought I could modify to fit my birds. It took a lot of math to figure out how to put the birds in the 4 different blocks on the pattern. But I did it. I used the tree fabric for some of the sashing between the blocks. I wanted to use solids and prints that reminded me of a forest.
For the quilting, I used my walking foot and did straight line quilting using different widths. The binding was made using different fabrics from the quilt top (Mary’s idea). I pieced the back of the fabric with additional Charlie Harper bird fabric.
I have also been learning more of the features of my embroidery machine so I made a label with a bird.
Keep having fun sewing and quilting. Donna