Spoolin' Around

Spoolin' Around

Friday, May 10, 2013

Today, It's for the Birds

I have been so enjoying this blog hop. I really wanted to be a part of it, as I just love birds. We have lots of bird feeders in our yard and I can just sit and watch for hours.  A great big THANK YOU to Madame Samm for coming up with this great idea and another to Mary for being such a great cheerleader and helping us to stay organized.

When I first though of my idea for a project, it just popped into my head, pretty much the way it turned out.

 I knew I wanted to do raw edge applique birds and I wanted them to be 4 different ones, sitting on a branch. I drew templates for the birds and just free cut the branches. They sat that way on my table for days while I tried to decide what else to do with them.
 I love the cardinal and the bluebird. I had never seen a bluebird until I move to NC. The color of them is indescribable. We have lots of cardinals in our yard as well.
 The little grey is my attempt at a robin and the yellow one reminds me of the finches that come to one of our feeders. So bright and beautiful. After I got the details on the birds, I decided to add a few leaves to the branches. Then I quilted all over swirls.
 The back is a last chunk of a leaf print I bought about 8 years ago. Perfect! I wasn't sure this was such a great effort, but the more I look at it, the more I like it. I am going to California in a few weeks to visit my sisters and I think this is a perfect gift for my youngest sister. She paints beautiful birdhouses. So to my other sis who reads this blog: Sshhhhhh, it's a surprise.
Thank you for stopping by today. Now fly off to visit all the other wonderful ladies and see their projects. I know you will love them all.

Friday, May 10



Have a great day!


62 comments:

  1. I love your cute little birdies! They are so bright and cheerful! Great work.

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  2. Your little birds turned out great! They're so cute. Great job, it will make a great gift!

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  3. your birdies are cute but what I like most is your adorable Grammie Q tag.
    Happy Hopping

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  4. You're very talented Grammie Q !

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  5. What a darling bird quilt! Thank you for sharing.

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  6. What a great one. Sonice and bright. Thenks for sharing.
    Frederika

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  7. Your birds are very sweet. Thank you for sharing with us.

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  8. They are absolutely gorgeous and so sweet, thanks for sharing!

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  9. I love your sweet bird quilt !! thanks for sharing ;)

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  10. Your quilt with the small birds are adorable. I love it!!! Thanks for being part in this hop and sharing your creativity.

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  11. Fantastic project - another great stop on the hop!!!!

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  12. Very, Very cute....she will love it...

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  13. What cute little birds! Thanks for sharing.

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  14. Hi Charlotte...lovely my dear...how large is this.. a mug rug or a placemat or bigger?

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  15. awwww :) What a sweet gathering of friends singing their morning greetings!

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  16. What a darling little quilt. Love all your birds. Thank you so much for being part of this hop.

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  17. So cute - and I love your header!! That looks like the coziest sofa ever ;)

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  18. What a wonderful present! Such lovely summer birds hanging out on the branch.

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  19. Your birds are just beautiful...what a great gift!

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  20. Fabulous! I've never seen a cardinal or a bluebird!
    Thank you for sharing!

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  21. Your beautiful quilt will make a wonderful gift!!

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  22. Superb! Your sister will be so pleased. I love each little bird.

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  23. It is darling and I am sure your sister will love it.

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  24. Beautiful little gift! You did a great job on it!

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  25. You did a wonderful job on this! Lucky sister to receive it while you will still be able to watch the live version in your yard at home.

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  26. Too darn cute. The quilting and the adorable little birds, just make me smile from ear to ear!

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  27. So, so Cute! thanks for sharing

    www.notionnanny.blogspot.com

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  28. LOVE IT and so will our young sister -- especially the red bird! Oh I love the quilting on this one, perfect choice for the design!

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  29. The birds are so perfect! Love them all. You did a great job drawing the different birds. I recognized all of them immediately. Very sweet. Thanks for sharing.

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  30. Great mini Charlotte, I am sure your sister will be thrilled with it!

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  31. This one is lovely! So nice, the birds have different bodies, cute!
    Thanks for sharing.

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  32. You did a wonderful job drawing those birds. The artistic talent must run in the family.

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  33. What an adorable little birdie quilt--so cute!

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  34. Great job! Your 4 different birds look great together.

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  35. Hi!!! Love your sweet little birdies!!!

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  36. I just love your little birdie wall hanging! Great job!

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  37. Well done. Your sis will love it.

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  38. What a wonderful happy little quiltie! I love it!

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  39. Beautiful little quilt. The birds are too cute.

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  40. Your sis will love it! The birds are super sweet!

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  41. That is sew cute. I love the little tag. Can your sister keep a secret?

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  42. Very cute! I love when ideas just pop into my head and turn out great.

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  43. What a wonderful collection of fine feathered friends. Great job.

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  44. Your birds are so tweet!!!
    Great job!

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  45. Your sister will love this. What a great gift

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  46. This is a sweet piece that you made for your sis. It looks like the birds that hang out in my backyard. You did a wonderful job one it. I love the raw edge applique. Thank You for sharing it with us.

    Sincerely,
    Tricia

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  47. Your birds are so cute, wonderful work and great quilting!
    Thanks for sharing ☺

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  48. Your little quilt is adorable and the birdies just as sweet as can be. We've had an Indigo Bunting (he's a bright blue) at our feeders and in the garden today. This is the the first IB we've ever spied in our yard. What a treat!

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  49. Holy cow! I love it Grammie! So beautiful! Miss you!

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  50. Holy cow! I love it Grammie! So beautiful! Miss you!

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