Thursday, October 29, 2015

Happy (not angry) Birds!

This quilt is called Angry Happy Birds!  A few weeks ago Cynthia hosted another quilty orphan adoption event and I scored a few more of other people's UFOs for Covered in Love.

These blocks came from Linda.  There were a variety of four patches and other pieced blocks.  I don't know what design she was originally intending, so I just counted what was there and played around with them to make it work. Angry Happy Birds is the first of two quilts that came from her UFO.

The focal fabric in this quilt is these cute, cartoon birds.

I love the deep purple fabric in the four patches with the flowers on it. Linda also sent enough of that for me to use as backing! The quilt got a pretty striped bias binding to finish and soft rounded corners.

The second quilt from Linda's UFO, in complete contrast to the first, is a wild, scrappy-looking patchwork.

To tame the craziness just a little I set the 4x4 blocks in diagonal lines.  Quilting was a stipple over most of the quilt and a wavy line through the diagonal chains.

Thanks to Linda for donating the blocks that made these quilts :) All donations to Covered in Love are welcome! To get details visit the main page and check out November's block drive here.

Linking to Crazy Mom Quilts Finish it Friday.


  1. Oh my gosh!! I never doubted it was a great idea for you to receive these orphan blocks, but this just reinforces it! The quilts are prettier than I ever could have imagined. Thank you for your vision and kindness and dedication to this project. Hugs! :)

  2. What a great quilt! Loving the birdies...

  3. This is a lovely color scheme. I'm sure that whoever receives it will appreciate it.

  4. They're both absolutely lovely! A testament to the power of a collaborative creativity :-)

  5. Nice work. The birds do look happy.

  6. The cartoon birds provide interesting focal points in a bright quilt.

  7. You did an amazing job on these quilts, I love them both! But what I love even more is your quilt charity -- what an amazing gift to share with those so in need. Thank you for all your work!

  8. So nice to see what you made with what you received. These look cuddly and great!