I recently made this quilt for the daughter of our
pastor. This was our pastor's first grandchild, so when we went to the
shower absolutely every woman and girl in the church were there!
This quilt was made using a 'Birds in Flight'
pattern. I used the directions given by Eleanor Burns. She sure
knows how to make sewing on the bias easier! I had fun with the Lamb Chops
fabric, too. I tried to put a whole lamb or donkey into the large triangle
pieces wherever I could.
The binding was the trickiest part of making this
quilt. By setting the blocks on point I had a zig-zag adge which I usually
fill in with triangles of background color. However, I didn't have enough
of this background fabric! I cut out small squares to bring the edge out
more, then decided to bind the edge by hand. Every corner, both outside
and inside, had to be mitered. This was very tricky, even
when stitching them by hand! It was also quite time consuming.
I was sure glad this was only a baby sized quilt. When the quilt was
finished I signed and dated it, put the baby's name, Kiana, on it, and also the
name of Community Baptist Church, along with the name of the
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