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Little Birds Quilt by DragonRhapsody Little Birds Quilt by DragonRhapsody
This is a small, 18.5" x 16" quilt that I sewed up in a couple days for my childhood friend's baby shower.

The pattern is from the book Little Birds by Design Collective; the actual pattern was created by Anita Peluso.

I really hated the fabrics I was using when I started, I was concerned that they wouldn't look good together, that they weren't looking nice, etc. But after it was all done, I was super pleased with it!

The friend who got this loved it as well, and that makes all the difference.

My sewing machine is not cut out for free-form quilting, so I had to do some tight zigzagging around the birds instead. I took out a lot of the detail around the birds, too, to keep the project to only a couple days. Because my machine is a cheap kids-machine, I'll be using my mom's machine for future quilting projects!
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JadineR Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2011
This is darling <3 Since you had trouble with sewing around the birds, maybe you could try hand sewing the birds into the quilt next time? Or maybe super-gluing them once the sewing's done?
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DragonRhapsody Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, they are already fused down, and I would do a blanket stitch around them if I was to hand stitch the embroidery. But I made the mistake of sewing the back to the front, so all my knots and random "back-stitches" would be viewable, and I'm all about the "neat" quilting! LOL

But I am planning on hand-embroidery next time for this quilt, unless I can borrow my mom's and if it will work the way I want it to!
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andimccloud Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011
HRRRRRRRRNG THIS IS ADORABLE I AM DEAD OF CUTE.
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DragonRhapsody Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
LOL
*prod with stick*
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moonwolf17 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011
this is so adorable :)
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DragonRhapsody Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you!
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yuki-nohana Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2011  Professional Photographer
Super cute!
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DragonRhapsody Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks!
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MizaoRocks Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2011
I love it!
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DragonRhapsody Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Me too!
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leichan Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2011
Oh, and imagine all the kinds of animals you could do instead of birds with your little animal drawings! AAHHH WAANT WANT WAAAANT!!!
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DragonRhapsody Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
XD You're right! Other little animals would be super cute! Fawn, raccoons, foxes!~
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leichan Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2011
OMG do want! This is adorable!! I think you should sell these :D
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DragonRhapsody Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, I don't have license to sell these specific quilts online, because of the copywrite laws in the book. I can make for myself and sell offline, for whatever reason. Anyway, I do like this pattern, but it would be nice to come up with my own! XD
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leichan Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2011
DEFINITELY! :D But absolutely make sure that you incorporate the little animal silhouettes :D
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DragonRhapsody Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I was thinking of little foxes, but a bigger blanket - hence bigger animals, maybe a lap-quilt so it's not super big, but enough to warm the thighs! XD Or a baby in a carseat/stroller!
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leichan Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011
There you go, get to it girl!
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ZandKfan4ever57 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Outstanding!
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DragonRhapsody Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you!
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ZandKfan4ever57 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
You're very welcome :-)
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AriaThordia Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
aw so sweet
a very nice work
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DragonRhapsody Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you!
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AriaThordia Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
yw
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Veirilin Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Aww this is adorable^^ just beautiful..i want one! :D
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DragonRhapsody Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! It was super simple and really easy to do in any size, I think I might make a bigger one next time! XD
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songofamazon Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Ee! So cute!
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DragonRhapsody Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
XD Thank you!
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sakkysa Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
awww so cute! :D
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DragonRhapsody Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! XD
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