Friday, 21 June 2013

Bye Bye

Bye Bye Birdy is a new fabric line from Windham Fabrics.

I used my Quick Curve Ruler and Jenny's tutorial to make curved 8" by 6" finished blocks. You need to watch this video and this one if you want to make the block.

Then for the square blocks (Chartreuse by Windham Fabrics) I cut these 6", grabbed a plant pot, drew around to get a circle, cut out, eyeballed the placement on the plain fabric and then raw-edged sewed them in place with a short running stitch very close to the edge.

The stalk/straight blocks; the background fabric either side is cut 2 3/4" and the black and red fabrics were cut just over 2".

And on the back I added a few extra blocks.

And even though the backing fabric is not from Bye Bye Birdy I had to use it really.

And the binding is a Chicopee green just to echo some of the bits of green in the feature fabrics.

And the quilting is just straight line up and down to echo the vertical shapes.

Linking up to Finish It Up Friday

Oh, and I'm featured over on Amy's blog today if you want to hop on over.


  1. this quilt rocks!! The Little Birdy fabrics are so awesome! You should hop over and link up at Needle and Thread Thursday- a new link party for quilters! It is open through today!

    :) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

  2. Another beautiful finish. You are a very talented quilter. Enjoyed your interview. Well deserved ; )

  3. Your post title scared me for a moment...
    This quilt looks so fun, maybe you should write a pattern for it!

  4. I love the funky colors of this quilt, it's so fun! And that backing fabric is too perfect :)

  5. How fun is this!! Love the combination of the squares and ovals together!

  6. I adore this. . thank you for the inspriration! Just what I needed to get some boy quilts out the door

  7. Great little pattern to show off the quick curve ruler. You did a great job!

  8. Fun and fabulous!! I'm off to see the interview...

  9. I'm finally putting it all together, seeing you round the Internet. I've been reading your blog and wondering where you're from and wondering if it was the Channel Islands and now I remember I have read it before. My family nearly moved to Guernsey when I was 10 but my parents decided it would be quite isolated, so moved to NZ instead! Not convinced that's less isolated from the world, but it does have a few more people!

  10. What a fun fabric line, put to great use and effect.

  11. Great way to show the fun fabrics. Love your quilt!


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