So once again I disappeared from blog land for weeks. I made a quick trip to Missouri to visit family and that meant blogging took a back seat. Let’s face it, I’m a terrible blogger. One of these days I will get my act together. Hopefully some of you will still be here when I get my act together.
Today I want to share a quilt I made for the Modern Quilt Guild Michael Miller Fabric Challenge. I’m calling my entry “Me and My Shadow.”
I really wanted to make a peacock but as I was drawing, it looked more and more like a duck. So I changed it to a bird and my husband came home and said “you draw really good chickens.” Ugh. Really? Maybe I should trade him in…
I used the fabrics from the challenge for the appliquéd bird and I quilted a mirror image bird. I really love how it turned out. In fact, I think I might enter this one in the local quilt show in October.
I used a beautiful orange Moda cross weave on the back.
You can see that I used lots of batting. The appliquéd bird actually has 3 layers, not by design. When I stitched the appliqué down I thought it would be smart to sew it to a layer of batting for extra lift. Then I realized I was going to layer batting when I quilted it which meant 3 layers of batting for the appliquéd bird. That was fun to quilt. I used a layer of Quilter’s Dream Poly with a layer of Quilter’s Dream Puff on top. It definitely has poof.
My birds ended up being 35.5″ by 51.5.” I used Aurifil to piece and appliqué, So Fine for the quilting, and of course my favorite batting, Quilter’s Dream!
I hope you all like my peacock-duck-bird-chicken!