|Sharon Kessler Concord Home Dec Baker Bird Floral|
It is harder if you buy online, 100% cotton can be heavy, not an ideal quilters weight. The weight will matter less if you machine quilt.
Some online resources will provide or sell swatches before you buy.
Keep the scale and pattern repeat in mind.
Another consideration is shrinkage.
|A Bountiful Life/Civil War Bride/Bird of Paradise|
Border Print: Pat L. Nickols
Check out quilts by Cynthia Collier Quilts.
Each of her quilts is a work of art.
Cynthia has a gift for combining fabrics - quilters, batiks and home decor prints.
Stunning fabric combinations!
See the bird in Cynthia's second row - fourth block?
|Waverly Olana on Cream Ground|
Cynthia uses fabric to make each block her own.
The Waverly blue resist is a blend, it is also printed in an outdoor treated version.
I first purchased a half yard and washed it. I was pleased with the results so I will be using it for backing on this older pillar print. It is soft enough for hand quilting.
...and more birds...
|Birds, fruit, baskets....|
I love the beautiful mono-print options.
Polished finish, so this one might not be a candidate for hand quilting.
Then there are the Waverly curtain panels.
You can read more about the "curtain along" HERE.
Each panel is 50" wide and 84" long.
That's a nice border quantity!
No birds - but a lovely fabric with a nice finish and 'hand'.
I personally think it is too light weight for curtains, and unlined too!
...OK, one last bird...
|Jewel Tower by Waverly|
This is another bird print from Waverly.
It is available in yellow, blue and red colorways.
Thanks for your inquiries on the valance fabric, you will find several links at the bottom of this post.
No decisions on the left over bird fabric and a quilt project...I have a lot of birds to decide on!
Have a great week.
Check your local quilt shop too, mine has home dec on rolls
Baker Bird Floral HERE
Waverly Curtain Panels HERE
Olana Birds on Blue HERE Cream HERE
Blue Resist RAYON Blend HERE
Jewel Tower Print HERE
Quilt Pattern: A Bountiful Life, Bird of Paradise, Civil War Bride