To say I’m on a roll would be pushing it a bit, as it’s taken me all day, on and off, but I’ve made another hummingbird for my niece’s quilt, I love it! I think it’s the most complicated hummingbird pattern I’ve got, but it’s just beautiful!
It’s another pattern off Craftsy, it’s designed by Liz Schwartz & Stephen Seifert, it’s called the Mango Hummingbird. I think it’s meant to be green and purple, but mine’s pink. Isn’t it gorgeous!
There are over a hundred pieces, so there’s only going to be one of these on the quilt! It went together beautifully, though I did have to concentrate on which colour and which shade. Three of the pink/purple shades were from one batik fabric, I just got selective as to which area I used!
My next big job is removing all the paper from the back, I can’t say I’m looking forward to that as some of the pieces are tiny, I think it will be a needle and artery forceps job!
I had a bit of a play laying the three hummingbirds I’ve made so far on the low volume fabrics, I think it’s going to work! I’ve one more pattern to try of another bigger hummingbird, then I think I’ll make a few of the first two simpler patterns, maybe using lighter shades and a stripy tail for the plainer one.
Once I’ve got a few hummingbirds made I’ll start setting them in blocks and hopefully pull the quilt together.