I didn’t make it to International Quilt Market myself this spring, but if you did, stop by the Petersen-Arne booth (no. 2628–33) to check out my Bird Crossing quilt in person before the show closes tomorrow! Petersen-Arne distributes the pattern for this quilt, so if you’re a shop owner, you order on the spot. (If you’re not a shop owner but are itching to make the quilt, ask for it at your local quilt store or get the e-pattern.)
The cool versions I’ve seen made up prove it’s a versatile pattern. Gloria Foley of the Victorian Quilter came up with this one, which you may have seen in her booth on the northern California quilt show circuit:
She called it her “girlified” version, adding hats and baskets to the birds and even showing one of the baby birds snacking on a worm! It’s so fun as a designer to see the creative ways people interpret my patterns.
Gloria recently retired, but her quilt is hanging at Sew Many Quilts in Tracy, California—it’s definitely worth stopping in to see all the details she added (as if you need an excuse to visit a great quilt shop).
I snapped a mobile phone pic of another version on display at the Tokay Stitch ’n’ Quilt Guild’s show last fall:
Check out the bird fabric in the bodies and border! The rickrack in the binding is a nice extra touch, too.
If you’ve made your own Bird Crossing, I’d love to see it! Upload a picture to the Feed Dog Designs photo pool on Flickr to share your creativity.