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 fiberworks-heine.com.   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.

 

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5 Comments

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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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