A couple of years ago I started this quilt "Tail Feathers" by Australian designer Natalie Lymer of Cinderberry Stitches fame. I'd bought this as a block-of-the-month kit from Buttonberry, (an online store that has since closed down) simply ages ago. This involved lots of piecing - it was made with a Honeybun (Patisserie by Fig Tree Quilts for Moda) lots of applique and lots of embroidery with varigated threads. Anyway, it wasn't going to be a quick quilt to make, and I finally finished the quilt top in the summer of 2010. It was left folded in a box, as I really did not know where to start in machine quilting it. It really was a project that was quite beyond me!...
...then I discovered Janette, who has a longarm quilting machine - and she has woven - or should that be quilted - her magic and made a beautiful quilt absolutely stunning. We chose the quilting design "Debs swirls" for this quilt, which reflects the swirls of the birds tail feathers and the round curves of their bodies. Janette chose a soft yellow coloured thread that has blended beautifully across the muted colours of this fabric, and the design leaves the quilt with a lovely texture...
...here I am slaving away attaching the binding - I used more of the Patisserie fabric for this, having already chosen an extra wide cream tonal fabric for the backing (Aster Manor, by 3 Sisters for Moda)....
...and finally the binding has been slip-stitched into place by hand. I've also hand embroidered a label for the back. and added a quilt sleeve for hanging it too. Do you know, I am so thrilled with this quilt - it looks absolutely FAB-U-LOUS!!
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