Thursday, January 27, 2011

Bohemian Bird Quilt

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This quilt is a free pattern from Michael Miller fabrics called Bohemian Bird.

The story behind the quilt is that I was in the middle of studying for finals my second semester at law school when I just couldn't handle reading another case. So I procrastinated by piecing this together instead over a period of days when my time was perhaps more wisely spent on other matters.

This was my first attempt at fusible applique and securing the pieces with a blanket stitch. Good thing the pieces are so simple and large. This was also my first bargello quilt and it was a lot of fun to put together and not as difficult as I thought it would be.

It only took me 2 years to actually get around to quilting it. But after quilting the bugger (50" x 50") on my domestic sewing machine and washing the quilt, I decided I didn't like the quilting after all. So I spent the rest of 2010 unstitching all the quilting and removing the binding. Not something I recommend.

This quilt now hangs in my bedroom unfinished and is officially a work in progress and will probably remain a work in progress for a looong time.

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