The "Bird Chart" (below) was finished in November -- and was a gift for our great niece for her 1st Birthday! She just loved it -- it was so much fun to quilt.
It is by far my favorite of the three Suzybee Charts! I wonder why ??
You can see the others that I quilted here==> Mary had a Little Lamb and here==> Giraffe for Eric
For the Bird Chart I did not have coordinating fabric -- so I pulled the border and binding from my stash -- and it worked out fine !
|I decided to minimize the quilting on the birds themselves.|
|With all the pretty circles in the fabric -- I couldn't resist but to quilt circles for the background!|
|I'm in the hang of making ground for the birds & giraffes.. it's fun!|
|Finished Chart !!|
Here is the 2nd Giraffe Chart that I've quilted. Thank goodness Christmas with our kids and grandkids was delayed until Dec 30th -- it gave me time to finish a few projects!
This one was for our Grandson Zachary -- when I held him up to it - he just kept petting the giraffe face... so cute !
|This giraffe went much faster than the first one I quilted for my sister to give to her Grandson Eric.|
|Can you tell I love to do echo quilting ? I struggle with leaving the rest of the background unquilted.|
|I did much less quilting of the body this time - I think the little stipple worked out fine ? Do you ?|
I'm always looking for opinions -- would you have quilted more of the background?
Made different choices ?
**Updated Jan 2016 *** We're having a *free* 2016 Free Motion Quilt Along using another Susybee panel. Click the image below for more details and to join in the fun!
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