Quilts From My Past – Parakeets for Christmas October 5, 2012Posted by Pam in KC in Uncategorized.
One of my early quilting classes was a Block of the Month at Hancock Fabrics. This was not it. This was the previous year’s quilt and I bought the blocks on clearance. I have no idea how the quilt was to be originally set, so the blocks sat waiting for inspiration to strike.
I first found the stripe fabric, then the border fabric and finally the bright green. My notes indicate I started the quilt in March 2005 and finished it November 28, 2005 – obviously before my UFOs needed to age a year or more.
The quilt measures 70″ x 90″ and is quilted on my sewing machine. The batting is probably Warm and Natural. The backing (which I don’t have a picture of is a mish-mash of the left over fabric. I gave it to my oldest niece for Christmas when she was about 12.
I scanned the fabric to grab a bird. The label was created in my word processing program and then printed on “dark t-shirt” transfer material which I fused to a piece of the sashing fabric.