Well, today is my day to let my birds sing for you. And let me tell you they have a lot to sing about, for today is our 38th Wedding Anniversary!!
SO LET THE CELEBRATION BEGIN!!!!
Let me show you what I made first: I call it "Birds of a Feather". I drew each bird to fit an 8 1/2" block. There is a Robin, a Hummingbird, 2 Chickadee's, a Cardinal, a Blue Jay, a Finch, and a Wren:
(the pictures were zoomed in, and got a little blurry, I am sorry)
Unfortunately....NO, actually it was Fortunately ....I sold the wall hanging just as it was completed, so in haste to get it in the mail I did not get other pictures. (It now resides in Maine)
I used different shades of Green Bali's, and appliqued them on with my machine. I then Machine quilted in an all over random pattern. Total size was 37 1/2" X 37 1/2"
Then I made a table topper for on a folding table which I keep my houseplants. I drew my picture, cut out my applique and arranged it where I wanted on my white block. After I pressed it all in place where I wanted it, I put another white block on top (So I could see through and have the opposite side exactly the same:
I then made a center block out of my scrap Tonga Treats:
Since I wanted it wider to fit were I was placing it. I added a 1 inch boarder on each side.
I painted eyes on the birds, and a hanger for the birdhouse, and also embellished the flowers with paint.
And, here is where I placed it:
Here is my Bird Feeder that I watch in our yard:
AHHHH BUT LOOK WHAT THE BIRDS FLEW IN WITH THEM..... YES.........A Giveaway, I am celebrating my Anniversary with a Giveaway. I have a Sweet, book called:
"WONDERFUL WHIMSICAL QUILTS"
There are 10 Playful projects to make. All are soooo Sweet! It will go to one lucky person. All they have to do is leave me a comment. I am not even going to ask you to follow me. (even though I hope you do) Just leave me a comment!
BUT WAIT....TODAY IS SPECIAL
SOOOOOO, how about something else?
I have 33 - 5 inch squares of NANCY DREW by Moda
for the second lucky person that leaves me a comment.
Yes, two giveaways and ANYONE can enter, I will ship to ANYWHERE. But midnight (Mountain time) is the deadline. Early on, May 16th, I will go to Random.com and pick two lucky names. Gee, That is my Birthday...LOL Did I mention that this is my favorite month??
NOW........ Stop reading and join me while I go see all those Beautiful Birds just Singing away just for you:
http://Ipiece2-Mary.blogspot.com Robin Sheaffer
And I don't want you to miss a one blog.... here are the rest:
Friday, May 10
Monday, May 13
Tuesday, May 14
Wednesday, May 15
Thank you all for stopping by, Oh, one more thing....As some of you know, I am Pennsylvania Dutch. I was born and raised in Lebanon County, PA. In fact, only a few miles form Lancaster County. In that County there is a very cute town there that has MANY Amish Quilters....It's name: "Bird in Hand". No, kidding!
HAPPY QUILTING EVERYONE
To get special designed quilts or to see my gallery, check out my site at: http://janesquilting.com