Remember this collage from the beginning of August?
A closer look, some people thought it might be an underwater quilt.
The whole picture, meet Bird Brain designed by Dougal Ann Walker of The Freckles Collection. Dougal is a member of the Fraser Valley Quilters' Guild and designed this as a challenge for one of our guild shows. It was so popular she released it as a pattern. In March 2012 I started this piece in a guild workshop that Dougal lead. Click here to see some birds evolving. After the workshop I packed everything up and didn't touch it until August.
I had lots of fun with my domestic machine free motion quilting this. No marking everything came to me in a very organic way. I used a lot of different variegated threads and some solid ones. After some steam pressing it hangs nicely in place.
I like making my hanging sleeve match my binding in case it slips a bit.
Here is a picture of Dougal's original Bird Brain, the challenge fabric was the blue used for the legs. she also did a pieced square background that I chose to make as strips and one colour for sky.