Birdy Big Strip quilt

I saw the bird fabric and loved it immediately.  Usually I’m drawn more to clear colors, brights, reds, less the muted ones, but over the years, I’ve stashed away a fair amount of greys, greens, and cream contemporary prints.  I was feeling like a more quiet quilt, and a quick one, so with the bird print (Alexander Henry Fabrics) in hand, I decided to slice and dice less than usual, and pieced together this top in about 2 hours.

The big strips are 7-1/2″ wide.  Cut the width of the fabric (minus selvedges)  I pieced the strips end to end with Kona Cotton grey 2″ X 7″ bits, and then cut strips that were 60″ long.  There are some fat quarter strips in there, plus some scraps from the stash that looked good.  I mixed it up and sewed them together.  Voila.  A quilt top.

I quilted it with a loopy flower design called “button flower” that I thought suited the bird print I love on the quilt.

Birds have gotten to be a cliche in the mod crafty world.  Owls (which I realize are also birds) are totally overdone, as were deer a few years ago.  This video Portlandia: “Put a Bird on it” is worth a watch and a laugh.    I like my quilt even so.

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