I am so excited to share this quilt with you. I almost said ‘share this finish’ but technically it’s not a finish yet. I still have to put on the binding. But the quilting is done and I’m extremely pleased with how it looks.

Front View Bird QuiltI was so excited for you to see this that I braved the 19 degree temps to take a few outside pics. I could only be outside a few minutes and then I was back in the house. It was COLD out there!

If you follow me on Instagram (I hope you do!) you might have already seen a few of these pictures but I have more to share here.

For the quilting I tried a new to me design. I first saw this on Instagram from Rebecca (@rubybluequilts), and I call it floppy feathers. I figured feathers and birds go together, right? It is a really fun and forgiving design to stitch. So fun that I’m using it on the current customer quilt I’m working on.

Floppy FeathersI didn’t do it perfectly, but trust me, no one but the quilting police will know. And since we don’t have quilting police where I live, it’s all okay! Later this week I’ll share how I stitched the floppy feathers.

I used the feather design on the pieced center of the quilt, and treated two of the borders individually. The third (skinny white) border I left unquilted, although I might revisit that decision and add some matchstick quilting there. The inner border has a loose Figure 8 design. It’s an easy go to design that works well in almost any shape and size.

Figure 8 BorderThe outside border shows off the piano key design – one of my favorite border treatments.

Piano Key BorderThere were a few rays of sunshine that hit the quilt as it was laying on the snow and shows off the texture of the quilting. If you zoom in on the picture below you can see the feather design better.

Quilting TextureAnd a back view….

Quilting Texture - backThis quilt is incredibly cuddly and soft, just what my friend wanted. I’m going to take my time putting on the binding, just so I can enjoy the quilt a while longer! Then I’m going to buy myself a bird panel and make one of my own.

Which reminds me, a few people have asked about the panel. I tried to respond to everyone who asked but just in case I missed someone…. The panel was designed exclusively for the quilt shops that participated in the WV shop hop last fall. My local quilt shop, Bolts & Quarters, has a few left and they are $11.99 each. The shop will be happy to mail them, so if you want one just give them a call.

That’s my crush for this week, now it’s time for you to share yours – here’s how:

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