Jennifer over at Ellison Lane Quilts recently hosted a modern mini challenge.
Just in the nick of time I have managed to finish my entry, titled Four in the Bush. I am hoping to put in a better picture tomorrow--the sun was nearly down when this came out of the dryer!
The focus fabric is one of my all-time favorites, Larkspur Brite Multi by Alexander Henry, and I used much of the last large scrap I had after I made my kitchen curtains. I have been rather obsessed with orange and pink lately, so I had to pull those colors for the solids.
The piecing was improvisational. I first cut out my four birds, and added some of my favorite flowers from the print. I then started putting sloppily cut pieces together. I simply trimmed everything up before piecing my 3 birdy strips, and then trimmed for the binding. It was very quick and easy--or, it would have been, if my back weren't out. Ouch! It was more slow than fast. The quilting is generally straight lines from side to side. I let the machine choose the paths.
This is also the first time I have put a hanger sleeve on the back. Not sure how this will work. I made it up on the fly, and don't have a place to test it out. But I am regretting not putting a sleeve on my Made in Cherry mini, so here it is!
Do you ever wonder what is going on around the photo shoot?
Also linking to: Sew Modern Monday and Little Quilt Monday and Fabric Tuesday