Friday, July 19, 2013

This One's For the Birds!

For the Birds

It's finished and I am just tickled pink with this quilt.  I love everything about it... the colors, the fun and sweet fabrics (including the birds), the old fashioned tumbler block, and all that scrappiness!

For the Birds

I love the mix of lime greens, soft and bright blues, yellows, low volume fabrics (including two text prints and my favorite chicken wire), with a little red and pink thrown in.  The finished size is 41" by 47".

For the Birds

The back contains a wide stripe of Church Flowers from the Nicey Jane collection by Heather Bailey for Free Spirit.  The colors and the beautiful blue flowers in this fabric blend well with the front.  I love this print and am so happy I found a great place to use it.

For the Birds Back

My sewing has been slow going, as I mentioned before, because I am in the middle of repainting my kitchen, master bath and making curtains for the living room, dining room, and breakfast room.  As far as I am concerned, making curtains is miserable, but I can never find curtains in the store that are the right color or length/size.  Several of you requested pictures of the finished product. Once I get everything cleaned up and put together, I will take and share a few pictures.

For the Birds

I am almost finished with the painting and can put my rooms back together, then I have to finish the curtains.  Once all that mess is over, I can get back to quilting.

For the Birds Back

I made sure I took regular breaks to finish this project.  I couldn't neglect it!

For the Birds

I hope you have enjoyed looking at all the pictures.  It is difficult to capture the true feel and appearance of a quilt in a picture, but I tried.  I love the texture of this quilt (what am I saying... really all quilts).

For the Birds

Happy sewing and in the meantime for me, happy home improvement.

Cheers!
Candace

Here is a list of previous posts containing all the different steps through the process of making this quilt:

Back to the Birds...
Brief Tumbler Update
For the Birds Quilt Top
For the Birds Update

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52 comments:

  1. Good Morning Candace, You are a wonder women to be able to finish this beautiful quilt, paint your rooms and run up curtains.
    This is such a light and airy looking quilt and I love that you have used tumbler blocks.
    I always feel such a wonderful sense of achievement when I finish a quilt, because there is then, the excitement of starting a new project.
    Have a lovely day,
    Best Wishes
    Daphne

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  2. I love this quilt, love tumblers & love your fabric choices! A fresh, breezy summer quilt. May I ask which tumbler template you used, I see so many of them out there?
    Enjoy the quilt & the work you did on your house!

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  3. The colors and prints are so so perfect. Could not love it more. Now I want to make one.

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  4. Oh Candace I just love it! I am also in the middle of some home projects and work full time so my quilting projects are last :0( But I try to squeeze in a few minutes here and there. Glad to see you back the room the quilt is in is so charming.

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  5. This is just the cutest thing! What a lovely post!

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  6. Hope you don't mind... I Love your tumblers quilt and your photos are so perfect. I just had to share to my faceboook page with a link back! Congrats on the finish, Candace!

    Lorna:)
    https://www.facebook.com/SewFreshQuilts

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  7. That's really a pretty quilt. I love the fabrics.

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  8. That quilt is beautiful! Saying that I LOVE the colors is an understatement! I just recently bought a tumbler template and think I might need to make a one asap! Just found you from Confessions of a Fabric Addict. New follower! ps - I love the scrap fabric jar...makes it look decorative instead of ominous like mine does.

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  9. Such a pretty quilt. I love the way you quilted it, too. I've been following you ever since I stumbled across your wonderful I Spy beach quilt - the one that is in your banner.

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    1. Thank you Pat! Always good to hear from you! I don't know if you know this or not, but you are a no-reply blogger (meaning email won't allow me to respond back to you). You may prefer it that way and that is fine, but you are always so sweet to leave me such nice comments and I cannot reply. So thank you, thank you, thank you for all the lovely comments you send me and for being a devoted follower!!!

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  10. Fabulous as always, hope the house redesign is going to plan and can't wait to see your photos :)

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  11. Tumbling for this quilt, its fabulous!

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  12. You're amazing. If this were me I'd just get overwhelmed and get almost nothing done. Turned out beautiful. Love the red pops!

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  13. Your quilt is beautiful!!
    One of my first quilts was a tumbler pattern. Did you cut all the pieces by hand?

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  14. Your quilt is so pretty! I love the colors.

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  15. This is just SO lovely! What size of tumbler is this made with? Just beautiful!

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  16. So beautiful Candace! I also looove the backing fabric! :) good luck with the painting, we just finished our kitchen!

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  17. An absolutely amazing quilt. I love the colors, the binding was a great choice and I love how you quilted it :-) Wonderful finish, congrats.

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  18. The most beautiful tumbler quilt EVER! I love this

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  19. That is so beautiful, Candace! I particularly love the little pops of red. Whoop whoop for a fabulous finish!!

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  20. Ohhhhh, it is so fun! I really love your color combination and the fabrics are perfect....great finish, Candace.

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  21. Love this quilt, the colors and just the overall layout. You did a great job!

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  22. I love this quilt! And you took some great pictures of it too. Thanks.

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  23. So adorable! Do you have a particular tumbler ruler/template you recommend?

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  24. What a gorgeous quilt, I agree with you about the colours, they work so beautifully together. I am thinking I must try a tumbler quilt sooner rather than later after seeing this! Cheers.

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  25. I just found your blog and I love your tumbler quilt! You chose great colors and prints for your quilt. Now I want to make one :)

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  26. This became the most beautiful quilt! I love the colours, prints and the pattern! Enjoy your home improvement - that's always fun! x Teje

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  27. Well done. Your photo does capture it, I think. I love all those colours together. So vibrant and peppy, too. Love it.

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  28. That is gorgeous I have a tumbler template that I want to use for a scrappy quilt soon, your version is very inspiring!

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  29. This is so cute!! A tumbler quilt is on my list to do (never ending list). Yours is adorable, and your pictures are lovely!!

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  30. This is a beautiful quilt! Everything about it is perfect - the fabrics, the colors, the quilting, such a pleasure to look at! You have a wonderful sense of color, and your work is amazing. I'm a new follower on bloglovin and instagram, your photos are amazing too!

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  31. Beautiful! Love the colors and the quilting and, well, everything about this quilt!

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  32. I love this quilt! The colors that you chose are so bright and fun! I would love it if you would come and link this up at my link party
    Dandelion Wishes Wednesday I'm also pinning this :)

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  33. This is super gorgeous. Visiting via Anything Goes link up

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  34. I'm in love with this quilt! Such a fresh colour pallet :)

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  35. Absolutely in love with your quilt!! It is so bright and vibrant! I might have to try to make one of these. Thank you for the inspiration! Stopping by from the Tator Tots and Jello Link party!

    Ashley @ PapertoThread

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  36. So beautiful!!! Love all the colors and prints together. You have great taste!

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  37. I love your quilt so much! The fabric combo is perfect and I love the backing fabric a lot too, Heather Bailey's fabric is so great, I've used it on many of my quilt backs too. I haven't tried the tumbler block, and you've really inspired me to give it a go :)

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  38. Such a beautiful quilt... as always, you do fabulous work!

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  39. Beautiful tumbler quilt and I hope you will show your curtains when they are done! Thanks for sharing.
    Freemotion by the River Linky Party Tuesday

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  40. Oh i just love this quilt. And I love love the back! I am a new follower:)
    jan@http://sewandsowfarm.blogspot.com

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  41. This quilt is so beautiful! I love the tumblers, and your backing is fantastic!

    Thank you so much for sharing at Needle and Thread Thursday, Candace!

    :) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

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  42. Sew Darn Crafty is all about YOU! its beautiful, I am fixing to work on one of these, hope it looks like this, but its for a boy..

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  43. Candace........what a beautiful quilt....love the colour choice!! The backing is gorgeous. Must add some of it to my stash. Have a great day Marie (mlismore@optusnet.com.au)

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  44. Love everything about this quilt, the fabric choices, the backing, the block pattern all gorgeous!

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  45. The quilt is beautiful and cheerful. You do such gorgeous work!

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  46. Quilt is beautiful and so is the FMQ. Looks like the top four rows you outlined all the seams, but then for the remainder skipped a seam? Am I seeing this correctly? Do you remember why? I'm about to FMQ my tumbler quilt that has been basted since late 2012... Thanks.

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    1. Thank you! I quilted it by outlining all of the vertical and horizontal seams. I didn’t skip any seams. This picture of the back shows the quilting a little better… https://www.flickr.com/photos/76589690@N08/9352449870/.

      Have fun quilting!
      Candace

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