Like a flock of parrots into the night!

How has your week been? I am holed up at home stocked up with a frozen pizza and brownie mix watching the snow pour down on Washington. Everyone is freaking out and the snow is twirling down merrily nonetheless. I expect it to be a wonderful precipitation-filled weekend.

This is a quilt that I finally, finally finished for our guest bed. About a year in the making (*bows head in shame*) it’s very exciting to finally see this quilt in its completed glory. The pattern is supposed to be a flock of birds taking off- in this case, perhaps a flock of parrots into the night? It’s a new idiom- “They took off like a flock of parrots into the night!” The colored fabrics are a Cotton and Steel basics line that, now that I look, is no longer available (probably because you started this project a year ago, HEIDI…).

The pattern called “Canyonlands” comes from a book called Beyond Neutral that has a lot of nice modern patterns. The backing is a basic goldenrod fabric that came from Fancy Tiger in Denver and the binding is from Fat Quarter Shop. I love the black that I used on the binding- if you look closely, you can see it is distinctly darker than the main portion of the quilt and really pops in person.

Happy weekend, and if you’re in the DC area- get out and ENJOY THE SNOW LIKE A NORMAL PERSON tomorrow instead of hunkering down in fear. We fully endorse whole-hearted snow enjoyment on this blog.


  1. Lovely quilt! The fabrics & colors are perfect for the quilt pattern. Can you share the name of the FMQ style quilting pattern you used or share any details on the quilting?

    • I’m not sure- I had it quilted by someone at Sew Inspired quilt shop in Connecticut. I will check and get back to you. Thanks for stopping by! 🙂

  2. Hi, great quilt! Bought John’s book just for this pattern but haven’t made it yet. (And no, a year is not a long time to make a quilt).

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