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Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Red Bird and Berries

I have busy with many things, some of which were gifts so I haven't been able to share a lot.  We visited my parents in High Point, NC last weekend and I gave them their gift.
I saw this quilt on Pinterest several years ago and immediately was smitten.  Sometime after that I started following Karen Miller on IG.  She lives on Keuka Lake which caught my attention as I'm from Rochester, NY and had a good friend that had a cottage on Keuka Lake and used to go there in High School.  Anyway, it turn out she created this pattern for Moda Bake shop.  So here it is.  
I used McTavishing for the background and hand appliquéd the bird, stems and berries.  Such a fun project.  There's also a second project in the works, I'll share soon.
Here's the second one, love the gray stems!  
Hope everyone is trying to enjoy these last few days before Christmas morning.
Karen 


10 comments:

Angie said...

Love the quilt! I know of at least two family members who would love this, so I may be following in your footsteps! Wishing you a merry Christmas and quilt-filled nw year!

Angie said...

Love the quilt! I know of at least two family members who would love this, so I may be following in your footsteps! Wishing you a merry Christmas and quilt-filled nw year!

Mdm Samm said...

ohhh I love cardinals too Karen...you did such a nice finish on it...I am sure your parents were all in feathers lol.
Wishing you the best from this day forward...may YOUR PASSION continue in the new year and inspire so many of us..

audrey said...

I remember seeing this on Pinterest! Lovely little quilt!

Barb said...

my friend, Pauline, would love this and so do I! she was raised in Africa and she adores the cardinal.
the grey branches are perfect for them.
What a wonderful gift - Merry Christmas!

Ruth said...

I loved that red bird project when I first saw it and saved the tutorial! But, sadly, I haven't made it. It's a wonderful gift!

Janan Doster said...

Beautiful quilt, I love Cardinals, both the male and female. I love to hear them sing.
Merry Christmas to you & your family.

Karen said...

My daughter would love to have a cardinal quilt like this. She is a cardinal collector.

FlourishingPalms said...

You did such a lovely job with this, Karen. I am sure your parents loved it! I'm terribly impressed that you managed McTavishing on it. That's a design I haven't yet mastered, though I've tried it a few times. I'm anxious to return to my sewing room, and get back to some FMQ. Seems that a wall hanging is the best size to feel like you've "done something." :-)

CecileD said...

Oh Karen, you realized a beautiful quilt !! Congratulations !
I love it and I'm going to look for it on Moda Bake shop !
I'm late for Christmas but I wish you a lovely end of this year !! :)