I went back to add some labels to posts, and realized I never finished posting about this top I completed. Original post is HERE. At that time I needed to get back to my happy place, my Mother In Law had died and I was having a hard time going back to regular life. Sewing is such a comfort, and I wasn't ready for the comfort for awhile. But others were depending on me, and it was time. She wouldn't want me to stop what I love.
Anyone who knows me knows that 'my colors' are in the autumn spectrum. I find them warm and inviting. I chose these fabrics because I needed to sew for me and I knew it would be easier with colors that I love. This is how I line up cut fabrics for a photo op. Nice, right?
There was some sort of pattern type deal that I looked at when I cut these, they are slightly wonky. I have no idea now where I saw it or how much I copied. I think it was in a magazine, I didn't copy the quilt, just the cutting of the strips.
I had cut the Joel Dewberry Aviary 1 fabric so that the birds would all be going the right direction. I had just enough to cut the horizontal strips and then the strips for the border to be vertical, but I had to piece the vertical strips.
I haven't named this quilt yet, and I think I'm going to quilt it as soon as Sherbet Pips is done (it is almost), but this quilt to me says, home, nesting, beauty. And I know that I made it to bring me back to the happy place.