Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Birds in the breeze

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My Bird Crossing quilt spent the weekend in good company at the Quilting in the Garden show at Alden Lane Nursery in Livermore—right next to a quilt by Laura Wasilowski! The outdoor quilt show is always a nice day out; the nursery really thinks about how to arrange the quilts so that they complement each other instead of clashing. Blowing in the breeze under natural light is really a better way to see quilts than under the fluorescent lights of a rented auditorium.

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Bird Crossing pillow The show also marked the debut of my pattern for Bird Crossing, which includes a bonus pattern for a brand-new, never-before-published pillow. If you’d like a copy, they’re in stock at In Between Stitches in Livermore, or ask at your local quilt shop (any interested retailers can contact orders[at]feeddog[dot]net for details). Or you can download a PDF version of the pattern for US$7.50 from the shop on my website and get sewing right now! Either way, you’ll get complete, illustrated instructions for hand-look machine appliqué using invisible thread, full-size templates for the birds (to print at home if buying the digital version), and the pillow pattern.

This is the first Feed Dog Designs quilt pattern available, though there are more on the way—just last week I taught Slash/Backslash (finished pictures coming soon!) at my guild, and it’s on its way too, along with more fun appliqué projects. So stay tuned!

(See a few more photos from the Quilting in the Garden in my Flickr set.)

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