Detail from "Rain Dance," an original quilt by Sherrie Spangler

Monday, October 24, 2016

The wool birds are quilted!

Here I am with Nancy, left, who quilted the birds.
After ripping out my disastrous attempt at quilting the wool birds on my little home sewing machine, I turned it over to Nancy of Nancy's Long Arm Quilting in Gig Harbor, 253-432-1029. She did a masterful job and I couldn't be happier! Now all I have to do is bind it and hang it on the wall more than one year after starting it.

(The pattern is from Sue Spargo's "Bird Dance" book, but I did my own border design.)

Here's the quilting in process in Nancy's shop. She worked up some sample quilt designs and I chose swirls for around the birds and circles for the border.

You can see the designs a little better here. Now that it's done, I have to find another hand work project to keep me busy through the winter. I've come to love hand work because it's portable and I can do it sitting in my favorite wicker chair looking out the living room window with my feet propped up on a bench.

Have a colorful day


Living to work - working to live said...

Love this quilt. Think it's the colour of the birds on the plan background. Beautiful .

Lynda said...

It turned out great! Love all of the birdies.

Judy Sall Fiber Art said...

Beautiful, Sherrie! You did a wonderful job, and Nancy's quilting really brings the birds together wonderfully! Can't wait to see what your next project will be...

The Idaho Beauty said...

Sometimes it's smart to cry uncle and hand something over to a pro. What a lovely outcome for your hours of handwork.

Robbie said...

This is a wonderful quilt!!! Just makes me smile when I see it and your workmanship is outstanding!!! The quilting turned out perfect...I'm like you..I love hand work....very nice...can't wait for your next project!