Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Put a Bird on it!

I'm happy to be part of Madame Samm's "It's for the Birds" blog hop today!  I happen to just love little birds on quilts - and one in particular that means a lot to me.  You can see that story HERE.  I love that the Momma Bird is encouraging the baby bird to spread her wings and fly...


I decided to combine a couple of my favorite design ideas for a fun pillow topper:  Bloomin' Blossoms  + Quilt in the Garden = A "Bloomin' Garden Blossom."



I love using a bias tape maker for vines... spray with starch or sizing, feed the fabric through the little unit, press it as it comes out of the tape maker.  And because it is bias, you can press it into curves - perfect!


I'm putting together a pattern for larger quilts soon, in fact, this version uses some "hot-off-the-press" fabric, Twig & Grace (coming in June) just in time to head with it to Portland for Quilt Market with Riley Blake Designs!

I just remembered that this is my second "Put a Bird on it" post...see  Part I <<.

Be sure to visit our other feathered friends on today's hop:

www.quiltscapesqs.com  (You are HERE!)

Happy Hopping!
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55 comments:

Judy B said...

Love your birdie quilts! They are both beautiful> Thank you for sharing.

Mary said...

Your birdie quilts are wonderful. I love them both. Great job. Thank you so much for being part of this hop.

Amy said...

Very cute bird quilts! You must enjoy putting a bird on it. Me, too! Yours are too adorable!

Frederika said...

Love your quilt. So sweet these tweets are. Thanks for sharing.
Frederika

Patty C. said...

I think my heart skipped a beat !!! love the red & all of the flowers !!!!

Nati said...

Both projects are so cute, the red one is my favourite! thanks for sharing!

karamino said...

Wonderful quilts - you did great job) Thanks for sharing!

charlotte said...

Very nice quilts. I love the reds.

Britt-Inger said...

Your quilttop is so cute. Thanks for sharing

Thearica said...

Love both of those quilts! Great job and thank you for being in the hop!

Celtic Thistle said...

Nice quilts!

Unknown said...

Wonderful work on your quilts....thanks for joining in.

Elizabeth Coughlin said...

So beautiful! I really love the red quilt.

Pauline said...

Both are lovely, read your older post aswell, your a real bird lover, aren't you? Love your work. Thanks for sharing.

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Beautiful quilts Deone...I really love the bright colors.

Tammy said...

Absolutely beautiful birdie projects.

Ale jc said...

ahhh both are stunning Deonn, your color combo's are always picture perfect

Patty said...

Love the quilt! So bright and cheerful!

krislovesfabric said...

Gorgeous!!

Unknown said...

Beautiful. I especially liked the red one. Thanks for sharing.

Valerie the Pumpkin Patch Quilter said...

Oh just beautiful!!!

Just Quilt It said...

I love your quilts! I can't decide if I like the bright colors or the pastels the best. Both are beautiful!

Jeanie said...

These are just wonderful! Makes me want to put a bird on everything I make! Thanks for sharing!

Leanne Parsons said...

Beautiful job! It's so cheerful.

Saskia Smit said...

Very pretty

Patty said...

I like the quilt. Very pretty.

Linda C said...

Lovely quilt and pillow toppers. I don't know which I like more---the flower applique blocks or the pieced posie. Have fun at spring market!

Carol S. said...

Your design and fabric are just beautiful! I love the sweet story that went along with the first quilt--very happy looking girl. :O)

Needled Mom said...

I loved your inspiration for the quilt. Your daughter's expression is priceless. Both of your pieces are fabulous. I love the bright, fresh and cheery look to them.

apple blossom said...

beautiful work. love them. thanks for sharing.

Judy Cooper Textile Images said...

The quilt is lovely. Thanks for sharing.

Calicojoan said...

Love your quilt. The flowers are just so fun, no wonder the birds are happy!

Abbigail said...

I really love you quilt! Beautiful!
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Daryl @ Patchouli Moon Studio said...

Deonn your quilt is beautiful!

Lou said...

Beautiful quilts!!!
My daughter introduced me to "put a bird on it" so she egts things with birds now:) ha ha!!!

Unknown said...

The quilt is just beautiful

Scrapbook-ChickADoodle said...

Wonderful. Especially love the red with bluebirds. Thanks for sharing.

Janet said...

Such pretty quilts! And a daughter to be so proud of!!

jan said...

Sew very cute! I love the red floral with the bluebirds!

lefuntz said...

I've never been big on flower quilts but adding the birds makes me love it. Love the colors!

sandra said...

Oh sew cute, love both of your birdie quilts and the pillow to. Your work is always beautiful.

maggie said...

Love the birds on the pretty flower quilt! Nicely done!
cheers
maggie

tink's mom said...

What a wonderful quilt. Great job.

Pam in IL said...

Beautiful quilt and pillow top!

carla said...

Hi!!! Very beautiful quilts!!! Love your little birdies on them!!!! Very pretty!!!!

LJ said...

The birdies just look adorable on your quilts. Love both but the red one is outstanding.

Pamela said...

Your work is fabulous. Thank you for sharing.

Carla said...

Such sweet little birdies. They are so cute on blossoms. Thanks for sharing.

Amy W. said...

I love all the flowers, great quilts.

Amy W. said...

I love all the flowers, great quilts.

Amy W. said...

I love all the flowers, great quilts.

CharlotteT said...

I loved your projects so colorful! Thanks for participating!

Vickie said...

I love your quilt design !

Denise said...

Beautiful projects! I think the red one is my favorite!

Tricia said...

Very Inspiring!! Delightfully colorful! Thank you for taking part in this great blog hop and sharing your creations with us.

Sincerely,
Tricia