Sunday, February 1, 2015

More on Birds and two African quilt tops

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The medallion with birds has been appliqued to my Birds in the Loft quilt. I used Superior's The Bottom Line thread in taupe and the stitches just disappeared.

Next is another round of off-white hexagons.

It looks like there's a hexagon missing at the top and bottom of the quilt but it will be added later. The reason I've left it out is that the quilt is starting to get a little on the large side and to minimize the amount of handling I plan to construct what comes next in sections. What will be in those sections? You'll just have to wait and see!

My Mom has made two African themed quilt tops and has asked me to machine quilt them for her so she can embellish with beads, embroidery and assorted bits of this and that. She has already added some embroidery but there will be more to come!  One of these two is intended as a gift for me! Lucky me!

Maybe today I can get started on the quilting but I have one other that I'm working on for a friend and I really should get that one finished first!

Until I post again, happy sewing!
Karen H


  1. The medaillon is an beauty. You're lucky with such a gift. Nice.
    Greetings, Dientje.

  2. Love your mom's quilts. The medallion has such an antique vibe. Can't wait to see what you do next.

  3. I love your bird medallion
    I just adore your Mom's quilts they are soooo special-please giver her a hug from me-does she ever sell them?

  4. Okay Miss K. Your rag quilt with birds is going to be beautiful. Looks like another cold in my future.

  5. Your mom's quilts are so delightful! Are the raw edge applique? Lucky Karen! Your Birds in the Loft looks gorgeous. That white row you've added makes the center stand out. The medallion looks gorgeous. I look forward to what you are going to add. Happy stitching!

    1. My Mom's applique is needle turn applique of a sort. Many of the parts (like the turbans) have tiny gathered edges to give them volume. I know that when she did a piece with a little boy she had trouble making the short pants so she actually made a tiny pair of pants and appliqued them to the little boy!

  6. I love your medallion! Your mom's quilts are definitely works of art!

  7. Karen, this is such a gorgeous pattern, I love the idea of frMing these little birds, definitely a pattern I would buy :))

  8. I find it interesting how different you and your mother's styles are. I would have reversed these if guessing who made what.

  9. Your quilt block is gorgeous and Oh oh my your Mom's quilts are just jaw dropping beautiful. I hopee to try one this year. I finally feel better.. Had a mamogram scare last week and it knocked me for a loop. All is good thankfully..but some scary days.whew.
    I have almost got my BOM together maybe one more day. Bunny

  10. The medallion is so beautiful--I can't wait to see what you have up your sleeve for the next part!

  11. Really love the fussy cutting in the middle....that's gorgeous.

  12. As usual your work is gorgeous and I am looking for just the right fabric to begin in early summer
    Such inspiration.