Monday, January 10, 2011

Birdie Stitches Block of the Month ~~ January

I spent a lot of quite and thoughtful time this weekend. I was able to finish my first block for the

Birdie Stitches Block of the Month





Wow, I have been away from embroidery a little too long. I need to work on my skills. I hope by the 12th month to have it all back again!! But this was such fun and I did learn a few things on the way. I used 4 strands of floss, a stabilizer to hide my mess and variegated pink floss for my bird. As you can see I have made my block for February. I did stitch a 1/8 inch seam all around the border to avoid fraying.

Come on February!!


23 comments:

  1. Your block is so cute. When you posted the first picture of this block the other, I was so in awe of it that I decided I want to do this quilt along too.

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  2. Your birdie is so cute!Love your border!

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  3. What a cheery, cherry birdie block! Have a great week!

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  4. It looks fantastic! I havn't started mine yet.. but I am saving the blocks to make later.. the 4 strands scared me a little.. I thought ???? what???? But I guess so.. it turned out wonderful!

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  5. you are off to a good start. fun colors.

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  6. Jane, yours turned out sooooo cute. The other day I came up with the fabrics...the fabrics my niece gave me at Christmas...so I am thinking now I can do this....excited. Between you and Terry, you both inspire me to jump in with both feet.

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  7. Your birdie is darling. I just finished mine last night. Need to press it and then will add it to the flicker group. Good idea about stitching 1/8" away from the edge to help prevent fraying. I also used four strands in mine.

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  8. Jane, your block is soo cute!! What a bright way to start the week!!

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  9. I love the look of your block...so bright and cheerful! I'm waiting for my fabric order to start this cute little birdie BOM. Can't wait!

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  10. Looks great! Did you use your OTT lite? What a cute quilt that's going to be! If you're so anxious - why not make 3 - one for each of your girls! lol

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  11. Such a lovely block! It's totally adorable.

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  12. Jane how cute this is! This is going to be a wonderful quilt.

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  13. Really cute block. Your embroidery work looks great to me. But I know it is fun to practice and see how a skill improves over time. You'll be a master in no time.

    SewCalGal
    www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

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  14. It looks great! Mine is ready to stitch, but I have to finish two other ones first. Probably next week, then.

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  15. Jane it turned out lovely...told you,you could do it,I'll be back to see how you progess with the blocks :) Barb.

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  16. What a lovely BOM, I love your colours.

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  17. Great job Jane. I am going to do this BOM too. I bought some pink background fabric and now I am looking for the perfect jelly roll. I really don't want to cut out all those squares.
    We have a big event coming up in our area with lots of vendors so I am sure to find one then.

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  18. your stitcheries are so adorable, Jane! The colorful fabrics sorrounding them are just perfect!

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  19. Adorable! You tempt me to start in on this BOM!

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  20. Jane, your block is just adorable. I love the stitching the center.
    Micki

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