Rapid City modern quilt with Charlie Harper’s birds

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

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