She would have been one of my quickest baby quilts ever, but I got a little bit carried away with the free motion quilting. The swirls I did on Quinn's green quilt last week were much looser than I wanted them to be. They would have been absolutely perfect for this quilt.
And they're what I planned to do until I started with the spirals between the birds and wound up doing some of the tightest little spirals imaginable. I love the way it looks, but I'm thinking that the quilting made it just a little too stiff for a good baby quilt.
I'll see if it softens up in the wash. If not, it'll look really cute hanging on a wall. If I was going to wind up with an unusable baby quilt, I'm kind of glad it's this one -- I could enjoy having this one in my sewing room.
The birds are from the pattern I used for my Birds in the Air quilt. They're fused and machine zig zagged around the edges -- a lot quicker and easier than the Nancy Drew applique!
The back is the same blue fabric I used for the nine patches on the front.
This post is linked to to Let's Make Some Baby Quilts!, Can I get a Whoop Whoop?, Link a Finish Friday, and Freedom Fridays.