Thursday, February 17, 2011

Block 11 Bird and Nest

I finally had time to take a picture of my first finished (almost) block. I am waiting on a piece of ultrasuede so that I can do the dreaded feet. I love this block. It looks very springlike to me. I am prepping block 6. Wow what a lot of leaves. Can't wait to see how that one turns out. Mari in a very soggy Santa Monica.

14 comments:

  1. Mari,
    What a fun block. You are right ... it is very spring like. Great fabric choices for everything. That bird and those eggs pop nicely with in that tree branch. And I really like the background fabric. Can't wait to see the next one too!

    Judy

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  2. Hi Mari,
    LOVE your leaves! How on earth did you decide to choose that fabric? And the birds feathers are great. Hope the rain lets up soon. Here in Holland we're getting a taste of spring, yeah!

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  3. the fabric in the leaves is amazing and the whole block just perfect.

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  4. great leave fabric. They really have dimenson and add so much to the block.

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  5. Wonderful colors Mari, and thank goodness for ultrasuede!
    Happy Stitching,
    Cheri

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  6. Lorene, I chose this background because my entire life has been beige beige and more beige. I took a class years ago from Freddy Moran and my eyes opened to the world of color. I figured if I was going to spend time making it and then looking at it until it was inherited by someone else, I wanted it to be cheerful looking. I love the pattern and cannot believe that I am able to make it. I love the civil war colors but decided that cheerful and spring like were the way to go since there is so much work involved. I only bought a fat quarter of the green fabric. Now I am on a quest to find more. It makes leaves look so pretty. Thank you for all the wonderful comments, they encourage me to move forward.

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  7. Hi Mari,

    Love the whimsical polka dot beige fabric you chose for your background. The leaf fabric is fabulous. I hope you find some more of it; in fact I wouldn't mind finding some of it myself. Do you have a name or manufacturer?

    Using ultrasuede for the bird legs/feet is a great idea.

    I like your clear bright colours, keep up the wonderful job.

    Sandi in New Westminster. B.C.

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  8. Hi Mari, great block, love your bird too. Kaffe Fassett rocks ...
    Also your background great choice, both in print and colour.
    Spring is coming!

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  9. Love the block ,especially the leaves. Do you remember what fabric it was?
    Judy

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  10. I cannot find the name of this green fabric. There was no selvedge writing. I am heading back to the store this weekend to see if they have any fat quarters left of it. I bought it well over a month ago. It was a beautiful piece of fabric with light to dark green done in long swirls. You know that's how it always goes, the smallest piece of fabric becomes one of your best finds.
    I love the background fabric too it's a creamy golden yellow that blends nicely with all my fabrics. At least so far.

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  11. Very beautiful choice of fabric for the leaves...love it!!!!!!!!

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  12. What a great idea to use the ultrasuede. My friend who is doing the quilt with me has been using felted wool with one strand of floss for the "dreaded feet". I have continued to applique them using needle turn, but they are not much fun!!

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  13. I got the ultrasuede yesterday and wow does it sew easily. i cut the feet out after tracing them on one side, don't know if ultrasuede has a right or wrong side but my pieces are so small it doesn't matter. I flipped them over so you can't see the black drawn lines and took close to matching thread and just used a simple cast over stitch and the thread melts into the fabric and you can't even see it. What a cool looking set of purple feet my bird has now.

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  14. Love the bird Mari, great colours. I used to use ultrasuede to make the paws on tiny, tiny teddy bears and it's fabulous to sew. Wish I'd thought of that when I was doing birds feet and legs...!
    Lizzie
    xxx

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