Sunday, March 16, 2014


My Birds in the Air quilt has been sitting loaded on the longarm for a week waiting for my attention.

Today, I started the quilting. Here's a peek at my beginnings.

Birds in the Air_quilting

I'm finding that the paisley or "headband" quilting design is very forgiving of differences in the widths of the headbands, which is something I appreciate. For more on the quilting, see here.  

I would love to quilt these birds in one session, but the busyness of the week ahead tells me that I will only have time for mini quilting sessions.

Still, it's progress!


  1. Looks great Nicole! I'm so looking forward to seeing this one finished as I've been watching it come together and I'm so in love with the colours you've chosen. Here's wishing you lotsa quilting time this week!

  2. Your headband quilting is so pretty. Happy week to you, Nicole!

  3. Wow, that corner looks amazing - I love all that texture. I'm surprised you can start in the corner or is it basted/ditched?

  4. It is beautiful Nicole! I love green and blue! Savour each stitch- and enjoy the quilting journey!

  5. Very pretty Nicole! Great color and I love your quilting

  6. It's gorgeous so far! Such tiny, intricate quilting -- the texture is amazing!

  7. Love how you tackled the white part, looking forward to seeing what you do in the HSTs

  8. Oooh, I can't wait to see some more of this! Beautiful quilting.

  9. Beautiful! I really like the paisley. I can't wait to see the finished quilt. :)

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  10. Your quilting is so pretty. I think I may have to invest in the Quilt Savvy book and keep practicing. I'd love to be able to quilt like you! Thanks for sharing.


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