For the Birds

IMG_0474 And boy is this quilt full of birds!  My Mom had quite the collection of bird fabrics that were turned into this quilt.  We started this quilt a year ago (which is like an eternity in Allison quilt time) and now finally have it finished and sitting in her living room.  Its big, I think a queen size or better, so it was quilted by a long arm quilter who did a fabulous job as always.  The fabrics are funky and fun, and now we can bird watch while we sit on the couch and eat ice cream.  IMG_0479 I made another tree pillow before we left Cleveland.  I’m hoping I can get my sewing groove back soon so  I can sew  up some more of these, and finish up my list of want-to-do’s before my fabric stash takes over the world.   IMG_0484

37 Responses to For the Birds

  1. Fiesta August 2, 2009 at 1:17 am #

    Allison the quilt is definetly beautiful. I just love how you create such beautiful pillows.

  2. Calico Road August 2, 2009 at 1:47 am #

    ooo, love the quilt and the tree pillow! do yo mind if i borrow your tree idea for a wall hanging in my bedroom? Very nice!

  3. Deb August 2, 2009 at 2:53 am #

    I LOVE it!!

  4. Camille August 2, 2009 at 2:59 am #

    Oooh, pretty! Love the color combo, and of course the snowballs. Looks great! (thanks for the Dr. referral 😉

  5. allsewnup August 2, 2009 at 3:12 am #

    The quilt is a stunning piece of work and I just love the pillows, they're so darn cute.

  6. Marianne Penner Design August 2, 2009 at 5:03 am #

    So pretty, I love all the colors and the snowballs are just too cute!

  7. Hope August 2, 2009 at 5:58 am #


  8. Kari @ Ucreate August 2, 2009 at 6:03 am #

    I am sooo in love with your tree pillow. It is just darling!

  9. Blue is Bleu August 2, 2009 at 6:31 am #

    The quilt is gorgeous! And the pillows are too cute!

  10. Debra August 2, 2009 at 6:52 am #

    The quilt and pillows are beautiful!

  11. anne August 2, 2009 at 7:38 am #

    oooh love the quilt, what is the name of the block. How big are they. Happy Stitching

  12. Beth August 2, 2009 at 10:39 am #

    Oh, I LOVE snowball quilts! What fabric did you use in the corners? It's perfect!

  13. Catherine Watts August 2, 2009 at 10:46 am #

    Love that tree pillow AND the snowball quilt. Just beautiful!

  14. Amy August 2, 2009 at 11:31 am #

    Very pretty! And I love the pillows too!

  15. Linda August 2, 2009 at 11:51 am #

    I love the quilt. It is just beautiful. So many pretty fabrics to look at… And the tree is way cute. Hope the weather has improved!

  16. sewtakeahike August 2, 2009 at 1:11 pm #

    ooohh, I'm loving that quilt pattern! And your pillow is just too cute!

  17. Robin August 2, 2009 at 1:29 pm #

    I love that quilt! Beautiful…and that tree pillow is lovely….I might have to try my hand at making one!

  18. SandyB August 2, 2009 at 1:37 pm #

    Love the quilt. So glad your mom is using it in her living room where she can really see it all day long. And the tree pillow rocks!

  19. Jodie B-C August 2, 2009 at 2:00 pm #

    I love the colors in the quilt…and that pillow is adorable!

  20. Quilted Cupcake August 2, 2009 at 2:08 pm #

    The tree pillow is awesome! Nice work.

  21. Natalie August 2, 2009 at 3:05 pm #


  22. Mary on Lake Pulaski August 2, 2009 at 5:24 pm #

    Love the birds….and the tree….beautiful!!

  23. Jackie August 2, 2009 at 7:00 pm #

    Love the quilt! The tree pillow looks great, too!

  24. laura August 2, 2009 at 8:32 pm #

    That is ridiculously gorgeous. I'm feeling inspired…!

  25. Jessica August 2, 2009 at 9:00 pm #

    super super cute!

  26. beth August 2, 2009 at 9:13 pm #

    too cute! i love, love, love the quilt…i'm sure your mom is going to LOVE this and tell all her friends what a wonderful daughter she has. 😉

  27. Silke August 2, 2009 at 9:20 pm #

    Wonderful pillows!

  28. Jilly's Space August 2, 2009 at 10:51 pm #

    I love the quilt! and the pillows are gorgeous!

  29. Chase August 3, 2009 at 4:48 am #

    I love your pillows! I need to make myself some pillow cases, too. My friend gave me three pillows when she left. It is sitting in the room and have not being use much. The tree is very nice! Did you have the bird in the back pillow? cute !

  30. Laura August 3, 2009 at 1:48 pm #

    I love love love the tree pillow!

  31. Cheryl Arkison August 3, 2009 at 8:02 pm #

    What great fabric combinations on that bird quilt. Just lovely.

  32. Heather August 3, 2009 at 10:10 pm #

    I love the quilt you made, it's very pretty. I did a snowball quilt, and it took forever, having to sew corners on all the squares, it's worth it in the end. I really like the tree pillow, it's adorable!

  33. Heather August 3, 2009 at 11:07 pm #

    Both of these things look great. I love the snowball design.

  34. amber johnson August 4, 2009 at 10:00 pm #

    Ooh…so cute! Love the quilt and pillows. Great fabrics! And, I'm dying to do a snowball quilt one of these days.

  35. amandajean August 5, 2009 at 4:31 am #

    love. that. quilt. so so much!

  36. Stephanie August 10, 2009 at 12:57 pm #

    Wow, that quilt is gorgeous. How difficult was the pattern? I also completely love that tree pillow. I've been wanting to make some pillows for my house but haven't gotten around to it. I keep getting distracted!

  37. Jodi @ Simply This and That August 11, 2009 at 3:09 pm #

    I need to find my sewing groove too. I heart this quilt.

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