Saturday, April 16, 2011

Friday Night Sew In: Part 2

It's amazing how much you can get sewn if you just sit down and sew.  I have been looking at this quilt for a couple of weeks as I would pass my sewing room.  I knew I needed something that would just make me stop everything and sew for a little while.  Heidi's Friday Night Sew In was the best way for me to get this little quilt finished.

From the Spring 2011 Issue of "Quilts and More"

I had the top sewn together, and Terry quilted it for me.  I still had to applique the little bird and sew the binding on.  I fused a piece of light weight  batting underneath the bird/background applique so that the quilting wouldn't show through.  Then I zig zagged along the edges using thread the same color for each piece I appliqued.  Terry's technique of sewing on the binding by machine made this project quick to finish.

I didn't have anyone at home to hold it up for me, and it was raining outside so I couldn't throw it over my wooden fence, but it's larger than it seems. 

The floral brown fabric, the brown polka dot, the stripes, and the pink print behind the bird came from Hobby Lobby.  The other fabrics came from stash.  I bought enough of the pink print to do the binding. 

Terry free motion quilted the feathers all over.

Sometimes that's all that our UFO's need; just a few minutes here and there, and they would be finished.  What I'm really excited about is that I have a present completed weeks ahead of when it's supposed to be given.  That rarely ever happens! 

You can go see what everyone else was sewing on last night by going here.

Have a great weekend!



  1. Amanda .... that is ADORABLE !!!! Glad you were able to do the finishing touches on it during the FNSI last night. And....yes, we (mostly me) will have to be more organized for next month!

    P.S. how was the prom ?!?!? Hope your daughter had a great time !!
    Evan's prom is coming up later in May ... (sob) ... our babies are graduating !!! YIKES !!!!

  2. FNSI is the best thing ever for me... makes me sit down and get things accomplished, all the while thinking about others who are sewing/creating along as well.

    Love the quilt and the bird applique! Congrats on a great finish!

  3. What a happy little quilt! I can't imagine finishing something EARLY so you must be thrilled. Congratulations on a cute FNSI finish.

  4. The quilt is so sweet! I love the colors too!

  5. You quilt is so cute and cheerful.

  6. Love the quilting on the yellow. Very beautiful

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  8. Oh GIRLY...such a cute the little birdie!!! your blog header is that little picket fence photo really and truly on YOUR property....I'm just swooning!!!!

  9. This quilt is undeniably adorable. I love the little bird on it. Love your choice of fabrics, too! You did a pretty good job with this quilt. Keep up the good work and all the best!

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  11. Hi! Greetings from Finland! Your quilts are so fantastic! It's so nice to find other quilters all around the world!
    Yours, Ulla

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