F.O.: Lovebirds Art Quilt

Title: Lovebirds
Fabric used: Hand dyed cotton by dyeartist.com, blue gradient colorway. (This was old stash fabric, not sure if dyeartist is still in business based on her website)
Finished size: 15.5" x 18.5"
Method used: I cut 1 inch squares from about 4 of the 7 shades of blue. Placed them on fusible quilter's grid by Pellon until I was happy with the layout of the background/gradient. Freehand drew two small birds facing each other and cut them out with fusible backing. Couched down a long piece of plain black yarn to act as their perch. Fused the birds in place. Added backing and batting, then free-motion swirl quilted the heck out of the whole thing, changing blue thread colors about 4 times.

Close up view:

(I'll probably pick out that little bit of dark blue thread against the pale blue background...eventually.)

Finished off the quilt with a standard facing so it has no visible borders or binding, but instead hangs like a painting on the wall.

This little quilt is now hanging in my bedroom....kind of fitting, huh?

Have a lovely weekend!



  1. This turned out very well! I like your choice of facing for the edges.

  2. It is really lovely---very serene looking.

  3. Wow! i love this! The quilting you did is perfect for it.

  4. Your love birds are adorable! Love the quilting!

  5. I absolutely love it! Wonderful job! It is just so sweet.

  6. Love them. Highlighted in the night sky, they look deep in thought!

  7. I listened to your podcast 38 and would love to win the copy of The Giving Quilt. I love to hear your book recommendations.


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