Wednesday, May 8, 2013

It's For the Birds Blog Hop

I signed up right away when I heard about the It's For the Birds Blog Hop.  I have had a project in mind for some time and this was the motivation I needed to get it done.  I had a bird pattern designed by Bari J and I knew how I wanted to use it.   I set the materials aside but just didn't seem to get going on it.  Thank you Mdme Samm and Mary for this blog hop and for the motivation I needed.

I made this quilt top using a "Botany" jelly roll and machine appliqued the bird's using Bari's design.  I enlarged the pattern a couple of times to make it look as though the birds are flying off into the sunset or maybe the sunrise.


I plan to try quilting this quilt myself using some of my decorative stitches on my machine and some of the bright colored Aurifil thread I used to applique the birds.  Machine quilting is new for me so it will probably be a slow process and I did not expect to complete that part of the project before the hop.


The bright colors in this quilt top are not what I usually use but I will be using more fun colors in the future.


In a post I wrote a few days ago I mentioned a book I bought recently called Redwork With A Twist by Pat Sloan and right away I spotted a bird project I just had to make for this hop.  I used scraps of French General fabrics to make this fun pincushion, it is about 7 inch square.


I will choose a winner, using Random.org,  from all of the comments when the hop is over and this little bird pincushion can fly to a new home.

I hope you are enjoying the hop.  Visit all of the blogs on the list below to see what the other birds are out there.  Have fun!

Thursday, May 9



56 comments:

  1. Love the quilt. Nice little give away.

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  2. Your quilt is fabulous! And so is that pincushion. The French General fabrics are all the rave! I must get me some!

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  3. that is a great idea!!! Love your quilt

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  4. A great project - I wish you luck with the quilting!
    Thank you for sharing!

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  5. Your quilt is so cute and I love the small pincushion. Thanks for being part of this hop and for sharing your creativity

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  6. Thanks for participating in the blog hop. I can easily spend hours on the computer, but I get so many great ideas.

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  7. Your work is very nice. Have fun quilting it. I am just learning to FMQ and am having fun doing it.

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  8. Beautiful job on your projects, I like your choice of colors :)

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  9. It`s just wonderful.Happy quilting!

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  10. your quilt is so cool! I love the birds applique on it, what a great idea!

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  11. lovely quilt and cute little pincushion giveaway thanks for sharing

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  12. Love the pincushion. I would love to give it a new home. Thanks for sharing and for the opportunity on the draw.
    bonnielarson58(at)gmail(dot) com

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  13. Your birds are lovely. I love your pincushion. Almost too pretty to use. Thanks for a chance to win.

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  14. I love your birds. They are so bright and colorful. And thanks for the chance to win a great pincushion.

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  15. I love this quilt. The birds really set it off. Beautiful job, and the pincushion is so cute!

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  16. Wonderful quilt, looks great!
    thanks for sharing and the chance to win ☺

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  17. You did a wonderful job on your quilt and I'm sure you'll do great with the quilting too! The little pincushion is so cute!

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  18. I really love your bird quilt and the colors! Your pincushion is sweet. Thank you for sharing.

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  19. Great colors in that quilt - thanks for sharing!

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  20. Hi!!! I love your bird quilt and the colors are so pretty too!!!! Such a sweet little bird pincushion too!!!!

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  21. I love your bird flying quilt Very nice.

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  22. The colors are beautiful and would make a great Fall quilt. Love the birds flying around on it! Cute little pincushion, too. :O)

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  23. What a lovely quilt, you did great! The pincushion is adorable. Thanks for sharing.

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  24. ohhh i just love your strip quilt...how nice to be able to do something like this that speaks volume....something to tweet about right..

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  25. Sherry, this hop was a perfect one for you to join in considering the blog name you chose. Love the birds flying on your strip quilt.

    Your pincushion is adorable and someone is going to be quite lucky to have it fly away to their home. Probably not me but you never know, right? THX for the opportunity.

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  26. Lovely quilt! Thanks for sharing and thank you for the giveaway!

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  27. That little bird can just fly to my home, He is very cute. Thanks for sharing this give away with us.

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  28. I really love the colors you used in your quilt! The pincushion is adorable!

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  29. Hearts and birds just go together...cute pincushion!!! :)

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  30. Lovely quilt ! well done.
    cheers
    maggie

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  31. Your quilt turned out lovely. The bird pincushion is so cute. Thank you so much for being part of the hop.

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  32. The quilt is very pretty and such a cute pin cushion. I have a quilt top that I made out of a jelly roll and was wondering what to do with it. I think it would make a great background for some birds.

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  33. What a wonderful way to add the birds to the Jelly roll quilt. Very pretty.

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  34. love the birds appliqued on your quilt! it really adds pizzaz. love this bird hop! lots of great ideas and inspiration.

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  35. I love your quilt and all it's wonderful colors you choose! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  36. Both projects are so cute. I love the bright colors in your quilt.

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  37. Oh Sherry, I dearly love your little bird pincushion! Thanks for participating.
    Charlotte

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  38. I like the colors in your project. I am breaking old habits and using new colors more lately too. Your pincushion is so sweet.
    Happy Hopping

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  39. I like the colors of your quilt. I am going in the opposite direction - trying to use fabrics that are more subdued. I am interested in all the pin cushions available. Just can't have too many.
    swalker287 (at) aol (dot) com.

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  40. Love your birds. Your quilt has given me ideas for a project I'm helping my granddaughter with. Good luck with the quilting!

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  41. Both of your projects are so cute. Take your time with machine quilting and it will be beautiful.

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  42. LOVE your Quilt!!! (&pin cushion!) Jelly roll colors are perfect!!

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  43. I love the fabric you used for the quilt - very lovely! And the pincushion is super cute. :)

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  44. How fitting the name and banner matches up with the theme... ;). Your birds give your quilt a nice finished look. Thank you for sharing this bold beauty with us and the chance to give your little redwork birdie a new nest.

    Sincerely,
    Tricia

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  45. Your little redwork bird is adorable. Thank you for a sweet giveaway.
    ks(dot)eyles(at)yahoo(dot)co(dot)uk

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  46. What a sweet bird pin cushion!
    nicolesender(at)yahoo(dot)com

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