"Birds of Autumn"

This is a table runner featuring birds that have been “fussy cut” from some autumn fabric that I fell in love with at our local quilt shop. The first fat quarter of it was a gift from a sweet friend, and I probably wouldn’t have gone ahead with the project at all if she hadn’t gently forced my hand by giving it to me…LOL (She doesn’t know it, but she’s got a little surprise coming too…)

I hand quilted it with a leaf pattern– my first real hand quilting project (I’ve definitely got some learning to do, but all in all, not a bad first effort I think). Here is a close-up of one of the blocks. You can’t really see the quilting very well in the picture (I suppose that’s just as well **smile**), but it really shows off the gorgeous fabrics.

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