I am not sure if you remember my cute little birdies, who made their appearance in Nestlings, waiting eagerly for their Mama in their nest last year…
I am excited to announce that a companion sequel piece to “Nestling” is officially featured in The Quilter’s August/September 2012 issue!
This follow-up little wallhanging or door banner is aptly named “Out of the Nest”. It’s my quilty tribute to all parents out there (including my own) who have worked hard to raise their children to the point where their children are now out of the nest!
[Image source: The Quilter Magazine]
Don’t you think our little birdies here grew up rather nicely? :)
There are other signs of growth too, if you compare “Out of the Nest” with “Nestlings” — the overall palette in “Out of the Nest” is generally a little warmer than that used in “Nestlings.” The leaves are all green in “Out of the Nest”, and there are even blooms on the tree! The flowers were made with Clover’s yoyo flower maker.
Even my quilting is partly quilted with a green contrasting thread! Click here to read a few tips on quilting with contrasting thread. The feathers you see in this quilt are totally unmarked and free-handed. I used Aurifil‘s Mako 50 cottong threads for quilting over Hobbs Tuscany Silk batting.
Both Nestlings and Out of the Nest finish at about the same size. I trimmed and squared mine to be exactly the same size. Click here to purchase a back issue copy of The Quilter for the pattern instructions of Nestlings if you don’t already have it.
I hope you have enjoyed my Out of the Nest door banner! Thanks for stopping by. Happy Monday!