It measures about 51 x 70.
These blocks were started back in May of last year, inspired by Cathy of Sane, Crazy, Crumby Quilting, who calls them "Happy Blocks." My Happy Bird Blocks are 5 inch squares of various bird fabrics that I've collected, with 2.5 inch strips added to them to make a 9 inch square. I made 48 blocks over a few months, half with light border fabrics and half with dark.
I quilted the birds with simple, straight(ish!) lines framing both the larger blocks and the bird squares.
I decided I wanted to try using minky for the backing, and I'm glad I did. It behaved pretty well for me during quilting, and is definitely soft. It also gives the quilt weight and warmth, which my husband will enjoy, since this is now his quilt!
While I was working on these blocks, a friend told me she had seen the perfect fabric to go with them at our LQS that was having a moving sale.
This fabric ended up being the binding!
It feels great to have this quilt finished and already being used. And it helps fulfill my goal of completing some projects to begin the year before I get too distracted by something new! :)
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