Inspiring Quilters, Stitch by Stitch
Birds remind us that Spring is almost here. Let’s do a 12” block that incorporates a Bird/Birds. It can be any bird you want, make all the same for as many as we have participating. Opening for 12 spots
You will make 12 - 12” bird blocks that will be sent to me on or before April 18. Send blocks with a return self addressed stamped envelope. I will message my address to those who don’t already have it. It must be constructed of quality fabric. It can be done in any method you desire. The background can be what fits with your bird - if you have a Cardinal in winter on a snowy tree branch or bird getting a worm on a spring grassy area. Just remember the bird is the focal point.
You must post your progress on this discussion page.
RULE: you must Post progress or you could loose your spot in the exchange. We have created a great group from our block exchanges in the past. Several have created some wonderful works of art. If you are having troubles you can message me or Carla and/or post on the page and one or several may be able to help let’s make this fun again!
What ever you think it should be just so the Bird/Birds are the focal point.
I always get excited at this stage...
I will pick a Northwest bird, either the Chickadee, Owl, or Meadowlark. Not sure if I will embroidery or applique, unless I can put my hands on some beautiful bird fabric. I do so love the Cardinal and Hummingbird as well. Boy, it sure does sound like I am a bird person also.
I love, love birds. I will probably do a cardinal or a bluejay. Do all he blocks have to be the same, or can you do maybe half of one and half of the other?
Glad your joining us Gail
Do all the same! If you want to do both birds together on each block that works. We will have 12 swapping so each person gets the same block.
Wow you people are quick on you decisions.
We are all anxious to see some pretty birds in this winter weather.
Now for the harder part, do I want just the bird, something with background pretties like a tree or teacup, or vintage design or toile, or reality, or watercolor? I have been collecting bird embroidery designs for 10 years now so I have quite the selection. I have an eagle embroidery design that is beautiful, but stitching 74,398 stitches with 44 color changes 12 times, not sure I will go there. Will keep looking for just the right one in my lineup.
That's about how long I have been collecting flamingo fabric. And now all I am going to use is one I thought would go with flamingos. Lol.
I have never been to Florida. Are there palm trees near where flamboyances of flamingos frolic? If so I may put one in my background.
It's fun to be with you gals once again.
Put a palm in that’s fine. Do what you want.
Well, turns out that what I thought was 2 yards had a chunk chopped out.. Wonder what I made with it. So mine will have a bit of piecing, but the first eleven will be fine. If any more join, I will have to find a different background fabric. I have even drawn a flamingo, but I have no idea what method I will pick. Now, I will have to slow down and cogitate, Connie. ;-)
We will just have 12 if we get more interested we can do a separate group. 12 is manageable your good to go Jean can’t wait to see your flamingo. I thought about one but you beat me. Lol I love our Hookbill egret or spoonbill and the parrots.