By Renee Plains
Feathered acquaintances take fanciful flight during this various number of 21 initiatives encouraged through the undying allure of people artwork. even if you're keen on hand appliqu?©, rug hooking, piecework, or go sew, Liberty famous person fashion designer Ren?©e Plains bargains whatever for each quilter during this booklet. incorporated are six avian-embellished appliqu?© quilts and 3 pieced quilts with bird-themed blocks. if you happen to take pleasure in making smaller scale initiatives akin to pincushions, the e-book additionally positive aspects 8 vintage-style stitching add-ons starting from pinkeeps to stitching wallet - excellent on your stitching room or presents for fellow sewers. And Ren?©e has additionally designed 4 extra whimsical accents - a pillow and hooked rug for the house in addition to an off-the-cuff tote and computing device conceal to take alongside when you are at the move. She additionally stocks her favourite appliqu?© innovations and shrewdpermanent counsel for making many of the tasks pass easily.
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Extra info for A bird in hand: folk art projects inspired by our feathered friends
She arranged all the triangles facing the same direction, which gives this block a graphic and modern feel. This layout of blocks is the simplest of all—just blocks. You sew the blocks directly to one another in rows and then the rows to each other. This layout works well for geometric blocks, which often form a pleasing pattern when adjacent to each other, as you can see in this quilt. With 15˝ blocks, the quilt finishes at 90˝ × 90˝, which is large enough for a queen bed. FINISHING For general finishing information, including layering, backing, quilting, and binding, see Collective Wisdom (pages 98–126).
It takes 17/8 yards of fabric for the gray sashing, frames, and outside border, and 5/8 yard of the light blue fabric to assemble the quilt in this style. FINISHING For general finishing information, including layering, backing, quilting, and binding, see Collective Wisdom (pages 98–126). Ashley pieced together an interesting backing that’s mostly gray background fabric but features a section pieced from leftover triangle fabrics. If Ashley had used a single fabric for her backing, she would have needed 37/8 yards of fabric and 5/8 yard for the binding.
I encountered many quilt blocks throughout the bee that I’d wanted to try beforehand, but the prospect of making a whole quilt of them had been too daunting. The same applies for color and fabrics. Each participant has such a unique and wonderful eye for color that opening each package and completing the blocks was a real pleasure. I received combinations of fabric I would never have thought to put together and marveled at how beautiful they looked. I experimented with new techniques such as rawedge appliqué, and I even completed my first-ever Dresden Plate.
A bird in hand: folk art projects inspired by our feathered friends by Renee Plains
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