Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Floragraphix III - Avian

I finally got the binding sewn on this quilt that I pieced at my quilting retreat in early November! The pattern is called Avian and it's from the Floragraphix III Quilt Designs book by Jason Yenter. The fabric is the Floragraphix line and I pretty much made it exactly as it was in the book. There's something to be said for not having to think every once in a while! I'll even admit to being lazy and purchasing the kit from Hancock's of Paducah.

The quilt was really easy to piece and went together quickly. Sandi quilted it for me and the quilting design includes some birds flying amidst ribbony swirls, which seemed appropriate, given the pattern title and fabric theme. The quilt is approximately 70" square and will be presented soon to a special student who worked very diligently for me for a couple of years. She's yet to graduate but her student teaching this semester conflicts with our work hours, so priorities are priorities! I do miss her, but we'll have dinner soon.

Here's a close-up so you can see it a bit better.


Gina said...

What a great quilt. She's going to be so pleased with it.

Love and hugs Gina xxx

mom said...

How pretty this is, Shel. What a lucky student who will receive it!