Good Morning Quilters!
Today I happily show you a finished quilt! My UFO of Birds of a Feather, pattern by Barb Adams and Alma Allen of Blackbird Designs is finished. Most of the quilt is per their pattern, with a simple border instead of their applique border.
It is back from the long arm quilter and I finished sewing the binding on it yesterday. My long arm quilter, Sue Daurio, (Here) did a fantastic job of custom quilting it, and I am amazed and so pleased with the combination of her quilting and the piecing. It's final size is 74" by 86".
Here are some pictures:
This quilt has a long history. The pattern was offered as a monthly section of a newspaper in the State of Washington long ago. Lori DeJarnatt's blog (Humble Quilts) (Her post) had a give-a-way of this pattern in January of 2011, and my friend Sharyn Mallow Woerz won the pattern. Sharyn worked on it for a while, and when she tired of it, she asked if I wanted to take it on. I never turn down a free pattern, and said "Yes, please!"
I blogged about receiving it from Sharyn and my start of work on it in March of 2013. Sharyn had a dark green background fabric, and I changed it to this light background, and used a lot of Sharyn's teal blue and gold fabrics. Soooo, 10 years later, it is March, 2023, and this quilt is born! The label has to be made yet, and I will include Sharyn's name with mine, as it was a joint effort. I am so happy it is finally a finished quilt.
Here are some more pictures:
The joy of getting a UFO finished is amazing. I will have another one to show you next week!
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stunning! blackbird designs never fail...perfectly executed and fabrics...
This quilt is so beautiful! The colors are very vibrant and happy, perfect for a dreary gray winter day. Happy stitching!
WHAT A beautiful quilt!!! and Sue always does fabulous quilting.
A gorgeous piece of work on this!! Great choice of colors--congratulations on a lovely finish hugs, Julierose
WOW! Congrats on a gorgeous finish! The quilting really adds to the applique. Your border treatment works well, you really don't need any more gilding.
Oh how I miss this quilt. It was such a joy to quilt, the colors the piecing everything was to perfection. You make it look easy. I quilt on beautiful quilts like this and know that I will never have my own but at least I was able to work on one for a short time. I hope you enter this in a show Judy, it's a stunner!!
What a beautiful quilt and a labor of love!
What a work of art! This quilt is amazing! I want to use all the wonderful adjectives to describe it. Well done!
Oh my gosh! It is stunning! Your quilter did an amazing job bringing it to life. Your applique is gorgeous! Thanks for sharing the story!! I like to say, Great quilts can't be rushed!
This was a beautiful quilt before you sent it to Sue. And, Sue came through with wonderful quilting too. I second Sue's suggestion to enter it in a show. It will be an heirloom quilt for sure. Congratulations to both of you.
Ooh, it's a spectacular finish! I am a huge fan of Sue's custom quilting and she did an amazing job on your quilt. I love the story behind the quilt, too, and that you included both your name and Sharyn's on the label. Congratulations!
better late than never finished, well done! applique is way beyond my eyes ability to see any more. But just today I ordered Laura Heine's Sunflower collage kit, something new for the loft rail. Hugs to you both, Sharyn
Judy, it is BEAUTIFUL. Sue, you did a grand job. I echo the comments: enter it in a show!
Wow! This quilt turned out so nice. I made this pattern when it came out in book form many years ago. It is so fun to see the colorway of a different stitcher. It is just beautiful!
Stunning stitching! Love your color choices. Just beautiful. Congratulations.
Judy your Birds of a Feather is beautiful. Congrats on the finish and the collaborative effort. 😁 Carol
Wow!! That is a stunner!
and Sue's quilting - WOW - that makes it a double stunner!!!!
Wow, what a great quilt, congrats on the finish! The quilting is pretty amazing on it too!
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