Bird in Hand

“Use what talents you possess; the woods would be very silent if no birds sang there except those that sang best.”  Henry Van Dyke

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This is developed from a pattern by Laura Heine, who has a lovely collection of patterns that she has developed.  If you love animal patterns, be sure of check out her website at   This particular pattern is called “Bird in Hand”.  The background is a selection of indigo and tan batiks.  The birds are offset in bright Kaffe Fasset fabrics highlighted with contrasting and complimentary batiks.  The birds are hand appliqued onto the blocks.

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The birds and flowers are then enhanced with fancy machine stitches.

1 - 3The quilt in 70×70

1 - 5The quilt does not have a traditional binding, but has a knife edge with facing to the back.

1 - 6The quilt was then hand quilted to finish.

Finished 2015.



Filed under applique, hand quilting, quilting

5 responses to “Bird in Hand

  1. Hi Nan, I think this is fabulous: an unusual but very effective choice of fabrics.

  2. Kay

    Beautiful! I haven’t made much use of batiks but quilts like this make me want to

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