Birds All Around
This quilt is made with a totally different method as it is NOT pieced.
Instead, each circle is made inside out with feature fabric, batting and backing and stitched all around. Then batting is trimmed close to the stitching and a slit is made on the feature fabric near the side edge. The circle is turned right side out through this slit and pressed.
Rows are sewn together along one edge (a straight line across, not following the curve) then these rows are sewn to one another and all the curved edges are turned back over the front side and topstitched.
I used bird fabric for the center section and a floral around the outside. The birds are all backed with various greens to call to mind leaves in the trees and the florals are all backed with various teals to represent the sky.
I did not turn in the outer edges so it leaves a beautiful scallop.
Because all of the rounded edges come to the front the back becomes a grid of squares. Actually, because I stitched my circles with wider margins on the sides than the top and bottom My back came out as rectangles.
The resulting quilt is 42 x 50.
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