This is the quilt I made for my friend Laura's bridal shower. (I shared this quilt already here, but Amy said it's ok to share an already previously shared quilt.) I'll admit, I fell in love with this quilt when it was done and had a really hard time actually giving it away. But, she's told me how she likes to use it, so I'm happy it's being loved!
This was the 4th quilt I ever made (the 3rd in recent times). I had fallen in love with the Alexander Henry Starling fabric in a quilt made by Elizabeth from Oh, Fransson! So I used the different birds as centers of some of the squares and put coordinating fabrics around them.
I didn't follow a pattern in making the quilt. I had seen many similar quilts created by other quilters and just choose a center square size myself and decided how wide of a border I wanted - and how much sashing to add. And...ta da! A quilt was made!
As I said, this was my 4th ever quilt - and I also wanted to try something else I had seen others do - a pieced back! I think I succeeded - and do love the back too!
I learned a lot about doing "quilt math" with making this quilt without a pattern! There are a few things I would do differently, but I still love this quilt (and hope to make a similar one for myself one day)!
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