Chirp Chirp Quilt
At last, I’ve finished the Chirp Chirp quilt. The quilting is done and binding is on.
I quilted it in a diamond pattern, much like the Rouenneries quilt I finished earlier in the year. Rather than quilt over the bird, I quilted around the applique area. This quilt is much smaller and therefore was much easier to quilt. I’m happy with the overall outcome.
I embroidered my initials and the year beneath the tree branch, just for fun.
I changed my mind about the binding at least ten times, and then at the last minute discovered I had just enough of the Kona bone to make a binding and went with that. I’m so glad I did. It gives a beautiful crisp edge to the quilt, and provides the contrast I wanted.
For the backing I used a beautiful cotton-linen blend from the Rural Jardin collection by French General. I think this fabric is especially beautiful. I felt drawn to the rich, deep blues in this collection. I love the subtle red, white and blue color scheme, making it a perfect summer quilt for my home. Of course, the birds don’t hurt, either.
Measuring 52 by 40 inches, this is a great size for my younger children to snuggle with. It was a simple and enjoyable project which I hope will be used and enjoyed for a long time!