Monday, March 5, 2012

Four in the Bush

Jennifer over at Ellison Lane Quilts recently hosted a modern mini challenge.

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

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  1. First of all I love that there is a chicken in that picture. Secondly, congrats on the super cute mini! Love that larkspur and those colors are great. Thanks so much for entering the Modern Mini Challenge! Good luck!

  2. Ooh, I love these bright pinks and reds! And that chicken is perfect - the fifth bird!

  3. I love your mini! Birds are always sweet and all the different reds look great! x Teje

  4. This looks great! I love all the colors you chose. I have a slight pink addiction. You picture with the chicken is great!

  5. Love those birds - the bright pinks and reds look amazing with those fabrics!

  6. love your focus fabrics and colors!