February Friends?

This wall hanging is untitled at this point.  Since it is a version of my Traffic Pattern quilt, my brain still calls it Traffic Pattern.  February Friends maybe?  Anyway, I’m pleased it is finished and I can take down the last Christmas quilt!

After I finished the quilting, I realized it needed a dose of red besides the birds.  So, I added some piping in with the binding.  I haven’t tried piping this small before and I’m happy with how it turned out.  I have often added 1/2″ flanges to borders in my larger quilts, but this piping is about 1/8″.  I cut 3/4″ strips, folded them wrong sides together and then lined up the raw edges with the edge of the quilt and basted them in place before I put the binding on.  I’ve been using Rita’s machine sewn binding technique (in her right sidebar) a bit lately and I’m getting much better at it.

Sorry the quilt looks a bit wonky in the photo.  I had just taken it out of the dryer and the lower right corner was a bit crunched.  The bright light from all the snow outside helps the quilting show up nicely.  It has been very cold here – about zero each morning, but is supposed to get up to freezing this weekend.  Yay!

  • Marg
    Posted at 20:19h, 11 February Reply

    The piping frames it well. I love the red birds against the light grey background and the quilting has added lots of movement to it, it looks fabulous.

  • Mary Pustejovsky
    Posted at 15:50h, 11 February Reply

    Beautiful! I saw a quilt in an issue of Quilter's World that was grey/white with red birds and I just love the combination. I think theirs was called "White Birches" but it is just striking to see the combination without a lot of pattern distraction. Very nice job!

  • BaileyGirl5
    Posted at 14:08h, 11 February Reply

    Red birds always make my heart feel lighter, especially against a light background. Real life, pictures, quilts …. they're all striking.

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