Snow Birds

By: Jill Finger

Nov 03 2015

Category: Uncategorized

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In recent years, the word snowbirds has come to mean people who head south for the winter months.  I have real snowbirds in my just finished wall hanging–the ones that hang around all winter.  It’s another pattern by Sue Pritt (I love her stuff) and was a lot of fun to make.  Cathy and I each bought a kit and then replaced a couple of fabrics (of course).  We took a class from Sue in June at Log Cabin Fabrics and had the top pieced, the fence and tree trunk ironed on, and some of the quilting done and then we put it away until the October quilt retreat in Lake George. This was the first project we worked on, and it took all day Thursday to construct the birds, iron them on, and do the raw edge applique. (What didn’t help was that I had forgotten my applique pressing sheet, so we had to share Cathy’s, making working a bit difficult, but we persevered)  We finished by sewing on the binding, but waited until we went to our Thursday night group last week to hand stitch the binding down. I am very happy with how it turned out, and yes, we have already bought Sue’s next pattern and the kit of fabric, but the sky fabric needs to be changed.

One comment on “Snow Birds”

  1. Love it!


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