May I present to you my New Zealand Bird Quilt which I am entering in the Original Quilt category.
When I first designed my paper pieced Kiwi pattern, I would never have imagined that it would lead to the creation of this quilt.
If I had started with a plan I would probably at least have chosen to give all the blocks the same or similar backgrounds, but as I had little choice, I just carried on the blue and green theme.
Roz and she asked me if I was going to arrange the birds in a grid. When I confirmed this she said something like "oh", gave a polite nod and the conversation quickly moved onto other things.
Her reaction got me thinking- why cage nature? Wouldn't it be better to have a more natural, organic layout? In the end I did a bit of improv piecing. I love how it turned out- Thanks Roz for inspiring me!
I was thrilled with the pieced top, but scared that I would botch it up with my dodgy quilting skills, so I saved my pattern sales money and sent the quilt to Leeanne. It was worth every single penny- she did an amazing job! Just look at all those ferns, berries, flowers and leaves- stunning isn't it!?
Thank you Leeanne for your beautiful work it really makes my quilt extra special!
It's taken me a while to take these photos, but I'm sure that you'll agree that it was worth the wait!
All the bird patterns used in this quilt can be found in my craftsy store.
my second finish for the Finish along 2014
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