Thursday, May 19, 2011

Sea Bird Quilt!

I started a piece last night, but it was late and i was tired, so decided to finish it today.
I joined a flicker group that is making quilted pieces from Charley Harper designs.
They are wonderful designs and great practice for art quilts and machine quilting.
I started with the machine, then I added hand stitches and decided it would look good with walnut stain.



I still have a lot to learn with machine quilting, but it is fun practicing and I really like how this one came out.
I decided to antique it and hang it in my bathroom, since I have a mermaid theme and a few sea items will go nicely in there.
It is the perfect size for a small area next to the bureau.

I still don't know how I will edge my quilt, first I will do the panels and lay it on the bed, then I can decide what to do next.

29 comments:

Michelle said...

I love it -- that's so neat looking!

Jacque. said...

I love that! You are one busy girl. YAY!

~Madalynne~ said...

Would have never thought to border that with a stripe . . . it looks great! I like the detail stitching on the border too.

TheCrankyCrow said...

That is really a great piece Debbie! LOVE it! I can just imagine it in a mermaid bath!! Smiles & Hugs, Robin

Allie said...

OH MY GOSH I LOVE THIS SO MUCH - yes I'm shouting - oh Debbie I love this! I'm dying to do a Charley Harper. Can you send me a link to the flickr group? Your sea bird is just brilliant, the border is PERFECT!

Linda said...

Love your sea bird!!

Kathie said...

this is wonderful!
OH I just love the way you aged this, Charley Harper have always admired his birds.
I may just have to try something like this
Kathie

Courtney said...

Oh, I love it! I collect carved sea birds! What a beautiful quilt!
Courtney

moosecraft said...

Another goodie!

Joanne Lendaro said...

LOVE the way you positioned the head to have the bird looking around to it's side. Very cool!!

Quilt Hollow said...

It's a wonderful piece!!!

beth said...

I love your bird! It's wonderful!

primitivebettys said...

Beautiful! You always get so many great things done. |:)

paulette said...

Wow!! this is lovely!! Well done!! I thought you were working on a braid quilt!! You are one busy quilter!
P

Primitives By The Light of The Moon said...

Very unique....you did a great job on this piece.

Melissa said...

Debbie, I love Charley Harper! You did a wonderful job with the bird design - love it!

Regina said...

You did a wonderful job!

cindy said...

it's gorgeous!! i love the natural colors and the stain!

Barbara Strobel Lardon said...

Love love love it! You are doing great! I love it with the basket on the wall.

soggibottom said...

I'm way behind :-) Just spent some time catching up on here. :-)
As always Debbie beautiful work.
:-)xxx

Terry said...

I love your little sea bird! He's so cool! :0)

Jeni said...

I love your sea bird quilt! I especially love the mix of machine and hand work!
Jeni

Laura Wasilowski said...

Wow! This is lovely. Thanks for sharing your little bird with us.

www.welovequilting.com said...

Beautiful

Thistle House Primitives said...

Your seabird is wonderful!!! Loving the aging you gave it and your choice of fabrics!
Terri

rockriverstitches said...

I just LOVE your sea bird quilt!!!!!

Tammy

Quilts And Pieces said...

Oh I love your sea bird quilt.

Linda said...

This quilt is awesome! Love the colors, fabrics and Charley Harper design of course!

Carrie P. said...

I love this. Great job!