Evening in the Garden Quilts

Adventures in Fabric Art

Design Wall Monday: Cardinals


Instead of a quilt top on my wall today, I have a “finished” quilt from 2007.  I liked the birch fabric and the interesting ways I added sparkle to the snowflakes, but it was never right.  Up close, the printed cardinals are colorful and interesting, but they don’t show up from any distance away.  At some point I added the red buttons.  Yesterday and today I added three applique cardinals.

This is a paper pieced pattern from Debby Krativil, but I used it for applique.  I changed the tail on one of them.  I satin stitched them to the quilt using a Sulky gray metallic thread to continue the glittery theme.

What do think, is this finally finished?  I’m pretty happy with it.

Author: Valerie

I'm Valerie, also known as Scooquilt. I am passionate about fabric and quilting. My quilts are colorful and modern, but grounded in traditional blocks. My degrees are in Fine Arts and Education. I'm retired from teaching and trying to quilt daily. Reading, gardening, and cats are also important to me.

5 thoughts on “Design Wall Monday: Cardinals

  1. Great solution! I like the simplicity of the cardinals.

  2. Those cardinals add the perfect amount of red to this quilt!

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