Saturday, March 26, 2011

Freebird Wedge Quilt


Here's another quilt. I considered titling this post "Freebird Leftovers" since that is exactly what it is. When I finished making the Freebird Circle Quilt I had a ton of extra fabric and lots of it was already sewn together so I just decided to cut it all into the same wedges used to make the circle quilt, and sash it. So, voila! --another quilt using the Freebird fabric.


I was all excited to make this quilt-- mostly because I thought I would just be able to bust it out in a day or two...ha ha. I got all the wedges cut out...then I got the worst cold of my life that lasted for almost 2 weeks, and I didn't have the energy to even touch it. Meanwhile, it was in a pile in the family room so I could see it not getting done every time I sat down to relax. I really wanted to just get it done, so the minute I felt better I laid it all out on the floor to get it in order. My design wall is currently occupied and I didn't feel like clearing it off so I figured the floor would have to do--and it would turn out fine. Well that's what I get for being lazy. Now every time I look at it I just want to kick myself for all the like fabrics that are next to each other and the super awesome--I mean awful-- job I did of evenly dispersing the different colors throughout the quilt. Yes, I have issues with randomness. Oh well it is what it is...and maybe the person who is getting this one won't even notice!


I quilted this one using the same pantograph I made for the circle quilt...I just made it a little bigger so it was faster to quilt! For the backing, I used the matching green butterfly print I had on hand (the one I picked up a few months back for $2/yard) -how lucky that I just happened to have that, right? Feels good to be using stuff from my stash!


For the binding, I decided to just go scrappy-- I still had a few wedges that didn't fit into the quilt, so I just cut those down and sewed them all together...I really like how it turned out!



I love quilting...

17 comments:

  1. There are so many things to love about your quilt! I love the white zig zag going through all the prints - it'd be fun to drive a matchbook car through there. I love the bright prints, and the black Morse Code dots and dashes on the ends of those prints. Just a fantastic look! Good job!!!

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  2. This is gorgeous as was your first freebird quilt! Love this fabric line and love the backing and especially the scrappy binding!

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  3. Beautiful! What a great design.

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  4. I so love what you come up with;) I took a close look at the random thing, and I think it came out just fine;) I know I work at making sure things are "random on purpose", so I understand where you are coming from;) I love the binding, and the backing is perfect;)
    Happy Quiltinq!!

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  5. That turned out very nicely. Don't be so hard on yourself. Quilts are to be fun and comforting and if they are, then noone cares if you got some wedges of the same color close together.

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  6. I love love love this quilt! It's so pretty and I love the fabric!

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  7. I love your Freebird Wedge Quilt, it's gorgeous!

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  8. That turned out really cute! Quilts with white backgrounds/sashing rock. There's almost no way to ruin them :D

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  9. Beautiful quilt, love your design.

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  10. How clever are you!!! That's a fantastic design.

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  11. Hello Cynthia! I'm so happy to meet you and see your beautiful quilts! I found you from autumns quilt festival. You create wonderful quilts!
    Sunny wishes from Crete! Teje

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  12. Oh my - this is such a lovely quilt

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  13. Beautiful! What a great design.
    Have a nice day :-)

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  14. I absolutely LOVE this quilt! Could you please e-mail me at s.ites@yahoo.com what pattern this is or what ruler you used? Thanks a ton!

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  15. This is lovely. I have cut out a lot of wedges and wondered how you get them to go together before sewing. Clearly I didnt think this through. Help!

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    1. Check out this pattern: http://www.unitednotions.com/fp_freebird.pdf
      it shows how I put the wedges together before sashing them. If you still have questions, email me at cynthi21m@gmail(dot)com

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