Friday, 29 January 2010

ATWQB - Birdie Block

There has been quite a break from producing theses quilt blocks lately, so I had to get myself in gear to make this one. Thought for ages, too long really, but then settled on these greeny colours. There is also a bird and butterfly theme going with this quilt. So I hunted through my books and magazines and found one that I thought would do the trick.
I started creating a Roman stripe block for the boarder (well, that is what it was called in my book anyway) and then cut a piece of white cotton for the middle.

Using pattern paper I created the bird shape and cut it out of fabric. I then attached it to the block using bond-a-web. I changed the machine setting to satin stitch and appliqued it to the block. Some wing and tail feathers finished it all off and a bluey craft button for his eye.

All in all I think it turned out quite well and I am really pleased with it. Sent it off to Maria today.

Relieved that it is Friday today. My eyes ache so much that the old specs are not even helping to keep things in focus!

Ballet tomorrow morning and then maybe a trip to Eden etc.

Have a great weekend.



twiggypeasticks said...

Wow well done that is gorgeous. My favourite colours too. Have a great weekend and rest your eyes !!
twiggy x

Barbara said...

Yes, do take care of your eyes, I've had two corneal transplants in the past year. Your block looks beautiful.

wonderwoman said...

absolutely lovely - have just realised that i have some butterfly fabric so am thinking of a block design!


Molly said...

I love your bird, the whole block is adorable. I've have 3 eye surgeries in the last 5 months and I am better but gosh take care of yourself. Our eyes are so precious, you take care.

picciolo said...

very cute!
: )

Fenland Textile Studio said...

I love the colours of your block. How lucky you are being so close to "Eden", its my very favorite place to visit when I am down in the West Country. Angela

silverpebble said...

How beautiful - I love that block, both the colours and design. Hope your eyes recover over the weekend x

MarmaladeRose said...

I'm not a greeny girl but I do like that block. The colours look lovely and fresh.

Great CK bag too.

JuicyFig said...

wow! I am doing a photographic study at the moment using these colours, and birds - I am even more inspired now!


Lynn said...

I love this block! I am hoping to get back to doing some quilting this year.

katelnorth said...

Nice block - far as I know, the next one(s) are still held up - nothing on the way to me. I'll let you know when to expect something, as soon as I know!

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