Improv Bird Mini by Caribousmom

Summary

Category:
Quilting
Pattern:
Improv birds
Status:
Complete
Started:
2015-05-03T00:00:00Z
Finished:
2015-05-06T00:00:00Z
Tutorial:

Description

Recently I attended a small quilt retreat. We were tasked with making a mini quilt for one of the people attending...and my person also happened to be a good friend - +Conniharns .

We affectionately call Conni the "canary" because she breaks into song with the least little prompt (she makes up her own tunes and words and gets us all laughing)...so it was obvious I needed to include a bird or two in her mini. I found this amazing tutorial over at Pie Lady Quilts for improv birds...so much fun to just slice and stitch (I used my scissors and no ruler for much of the construction). The center bird had to be yellow to represent a canary...and I made a tiny label and hand embroidered the word "canary" on it - attached it to the mini with an orange button. I also created some labels with notes so it would appear that the bird was singing (I used buttons and hand embroidered to give some texture to these labels).

I included some improv flying geese (which ended up looking like a tree to me!) and fabric that had special meaning - some text of wines (Conni and I love to share a glass from time to time!), a print that says "You and me" and some text with definitions for sewing. I used really bright colors because Conni loves brights...and crafted two more (smaller) birds for each corner.

I made a special label for the back (you can find pre-printed personalized labels at Sweetwater).

This entire quilt was pieced with improvisational techniques. I planned it as I went, adding pieces as the mood struck.

I think there may be more of those improv birds in my future!

Pictures

Front Detail
Label on Back

Loves

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Comments

True

The absolute adorableness of this mini is beyond words. I so love all the "little" things you did to make it so special!!

Caribousmom

True thank you! :)

Ibtreerock

What a lovely, sunshine happy, quilt!

Caribousmom

Ibtreerock Thanks!!!

HawkFan

Perfect mini for Miss Conni!

Caribousmom
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