Thursday, May 9, 2013

I'ts for the Birds & Giveaway Too!!!

"Its for the Bird's"  Blog Hop is on it's way.  Did you see all those Beautiful Birds so far??   Oh, we must give a GREAT BIG  Thank you to Mary Winegar and Madame Samm for all their hard work and for doing such a good job!!

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.



 OK, Here it is:




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:



Fits Perfectly!!

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"
by
Carol Burniston

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:





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

101 comments:

Patty C. said...

Beautiful wall hanging - I don't know if I could let that one fly away ...

Judy B said...

First off, Happy Anniversary! Second, happy soon to be Birthday! Love all your birdie projects. Thank you for sharing.

Val said...

Happy Anniversary!

Cool bird projects. Love that bird wall hanging. It's really pretty!

Happy Birthday in advance. :)

Nati said...

Gorgeous work and thanks for the chance to win!

Lavonna ZWB said...

Congratulations on so many fronts! Beautiful birds. Thank you for sharing with us!

Britt-Inger said...

Your bird projects are so lovely. Thanks for being part in this hop and sharing your creativity

lefuntz said...

All of your projects are beautiful, especially the quilt. Happy Anniversary! And let me wish you a Happy Birthday too. May is busy at your house!

feltfree på Åsly said...

Congratulation. So lovely all these birds. And so many different quilts. Love them all. Thanks for sharing.

Frederika

charlotte said...

Lovely job on everything. I can see why that quilt sold so quickly. Beautiful!

Marla's Crafts said...

Beautiful wallhanging. Looks like a very nice book.

Charlene S said...

Perfectly gorgeous but what a shame to hide the pretty middle.

Elizabeth Coughlin said...

All your projects are great, especially the wall hanging.

Judy Cooper Textile Images said...

Happy Anniversary! Lovely work. Thanks for sharing.

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Oh so very nice!!!! love your pieces and your giveaway is fantastic thank you

Thearica said...

Hi Jane! I love the area where you live. There are a few odd name towns up that way that simply make you smile.

Your contribution for the hop is perfect! Thanks so much for sharing!

krislovesfabric said...

Not surprised you sold it quick...your birdies are wonderful :)

Valerie the Pumpkin Patch Quilter said...

Wonderful projects and congrats on your quick sale! :)

Margaret said...

I love your bird quilt no wonder it sold so fast. You are very talented. thanks for sharing.

Rosa said...

Congratulations,happy anniversary!!Love all your projects,they are just wonderful!!

Natasha said...

your wall hanging was wonderful! and I love your birdhouse.

Gill said...

Firstly congratulations to you both on your wedding anniversary!
I love your bird quilt and your birdhouse is so cute!
Happy Birthday for the 16th!
Thank you for sharing!

verstrickt und vernäht said...

Beautiful birds. Thanks for sharing.

apple blossom said...

your project are beautiful..quilt, table runner and all nice work

thanks for the chance to enter your giveaway too.

Linda said...

How beautiful! I'm not surprised it sold so quickly! Your other projects are also beautiful! Great job!

Cherry's Prairie Primitives said...

Loved all your beautiful bird creations!! Have a Happy Birthday!!

Bonnie58 said...

Love the birds. They are great. Thanks for sharing and for the opportunity on the draws.
bonnielarson58(at)gmail(dot) com

MooseStash Quilting said...

Beautiful quilt that I know the new owner is just loving. Your planter quiltie is beautiful. Puts those plants in direct competitions for the most beautiful... :-)

Lori said...

Happy Anniversary
Happy early birthday.
What a great month.
I love your mini quilt.
So happy and pretty.
Your table topper is very ingenious.
Thanks for a chance to win.

Janarama said...

All of your creations are stunning. Happy Birthday!

Patty said...

Wonderful job on all your projects. Happy anniversary to you. 1975 was a good year. My husband and I were married 38 years ago in June. And Happy Birthday later. Thanks for sharing.And of course I follow you, but not in a creepy kind of way. ☺

Scrapatches said...

Your birdies are so beautiful! They look very realistic and the patterns and fabrics are gorgeous. You are sew talented. Thanks for sharing. Lovely giveaways, thanks for the chance to win. Happy Birthday Month! ... :) Pat

Bente-I like to QuiltBlog said...

Your quilt and tablerunner are absouletly awesome, beautiful work!
Thanks for sharing!

Gwen said...

That bird quilt and the wall hanging are just gorgeous! And I love the little table runner you made. Also, Happy Anniversary (our 36th was Monday) and Happy Birthday!

Carol said...

Your work is just beautiful...love those birds! What a lucky person to have bought your quilt. Happy Anniversary!

Sharon Hughson said...

Love all the birds. I have yet to perfect raw edge applique. I'll get it someday. Love you give aways also.

Needled Mom said...

Your birds are just wonderful!! Happy early birthday to you.

Madame Samm said...

Jane your quilt of the species was sooooo lovely...and y,ou sold it....double wow...each ot your entries certainly something to tweet about ..x

Sharon said...

Such happy little birds. Your wall hanging is beautiful.

ljeanne said...

I have been enjoying birds outside my kitchen window. I have several by my bedroom window who sing to me each morning. Your quilted birds are beautiful!

Patty D from NC said...

your work is just beautiful. thanks you for sharing.

Sowing Stitches said...

Jane,
Someone has a BEAUTIFUL wall hanging thanks to your excellent creative skills!
I hope that you will be celebrating the whole month! :) Anniversary, birthday, blog hops, spring....
Beulah

Shauna said...

so so cute!!!!!!! Happy Birthday and thanks for the chance

Just Quilt It said...

I love your projects--just beautiful. I would love to have a wall hanging like this. Excellent work!

carla said...

Hi!!! So much talent!!! I can't draw a stick bird!!! Your are really beautiful!!! Love them all!!! Almost Happy Birthday!!!

Nellie Duclos said...

Jane-That bird quilt is stunning. I can see why someone would want that in their home. All your projects are wonderful and the potential giveaway is fantastic. The book looks intriguing and the Nancy Drew fabric is classic. I just returned from a Shop Hop and did not see and ND fabrics! From California, thanks for sharing.

Emily C said...

Love all your birds. Congratulations on selling such a lovely quilt.

Mara said...

Congratulations on selling the wall hanging, it is very beautiful.

Lou said...

Great projects! Happy Birthday a little early! As I am getting older and wiser I celebrate longer:) Instead of a day I get a week... soon I am thinking 2 weeks or maybe the whole month:)
Happy Anniv my 32nd is on the 23rd:)

Kirsten said...

Great set of quilts!

mattsbeandip41 said...

I love birds, Thanks for the opportunity to win!

Pauline said...

First: Happy Anniversary and almost birthday! What a lovely work you made, thanks for sharing.

JoyceLM said...

Happy Anniversary & and early Happy Birthday too. Love your bird projects. Thanks for the chance to win.

Sheila said...

Great bird projects , Happy Anniversary and Happy Birthday too . Thanks for the chance to win :-)

Linda J said...

Happy Anniversary to you! Lovely pieces and hooray for the commissioned (I assume?) quilt. It would have been hard to give that one up!

THX for the opportunity to win either of your giveaways. So generous of you!

legato1958 said...

Love all of your beautiful birds!

susie
legato1958@aol.com

Bonnie Pfrimmer said...

Love the quilt and the greens just make it that much better. Thanks for the chance to win some Nancy Drew fabric, I missed out during the hop so maybe this time. Happy Birthday and Happy Anniversary.

Unknown said...

Happy anniversary and happy birthday! May you have many more. We are going to celebrate our 51 year anniversary this summer. Love your birds! Thanks for such a great give-away. Nancy: rangerer@sbcglobal.net

Rose Best said...

Love your photos

Vicki H said...

I love your bird projects. Happy Birthday and Anniversary.

wanda said...

I love birds,we have 3 parrots. A blue and gold mac caw, a yellow collar mac caw, and a quacker parrot. So I have been waiting for this to start. Happy Anniversary, and Happy Birthday coming up.

Vivian said...

Love your bird quilt. The sashing is gorgeous!

BizyStitches said...

Happy "all month". I love your projects and I can see why you sold one so fast. Thanks for sharing and for the great gift giving.

KT said...

Oh man those squares! I have been debating on weather or not to buy the nancy drew line..

Carrie P. said...

You do have a lot to celebrate. Happy Birthday and Happy Anniversary.
Love all your bird projects.
thanks for visiting my blog during the bird hop. good luck in my giveaway.

jan said...

I really love all your projects - too cute! hapy Bday and happy Anniversary! I am already a happy little follower!
Have fun
Jan

patchouli moon studio said...

Jane those are wonderful bird projects. How nice you sold the one. I hope you got a good price for it. Happy Birthday too!!!!

linny said...

Beautiful wallhanging & runner. Love the first bird quilt. Thanks for the chance to win a fabulous giveaway.
lyn.robyn.smith@gmail.com

Tammy said...

Happy Anniversary. What great bird projects. Thnaks for the chacne to enter such a awesome giveaway.

BudandMarsha said...

Lovely birds. Your plant stand piece is so gorgeous. Thanks for offering a lovely giveaway. I'd be so happy to win it. This Hop has really been for the Birds!

maggie said...

What beautiful work . I love that wall hanging. You are so talented.
Thanks for sharing,
cheers
maggie

Grammasheri said...

What a sweet runner and wall-hanging! I enjoyed looking at your gallery also. Great work!

Mary said...

You did a beautiful job on all of your projects. The table runner is super. Thank you so much for being part of this hop. (Have heard of Bird in Hand.)

Kathy H said...

Hope you will have a happy birthday. Beautiful wall hangings. The one with all the birds was especially beautiful. Those greens really made it.
Happy anniversary also.

Teresa said...

Happy Anniversary and Happy birthday, too! I have a birthday on the 29th, so we are birthday month buddies.:D Love your wall hanging, table topper, and bird feeder. You did an awesome job!

hueisei said...

Happy Anniversary and Happy Birthday soon! I love your beautiful projects. Thanks for sharing.

Karen in Breezy Point said...

Fun Blog Hop--love seeing all the birds. Thanks for the chance to win that cool Nancy Drew fabric!

Frances said...

Beautiful wall hanging and runner. Love the way you transfer one image to get the reverse one. Hope you had a grand day for your anniversary.

Debbie M said...

Jane,
I love the top quilt!

Debbie Rogowski said...

The birds are precious I love how you framed them with the green, like leaves.

Theresa said...

Beautiful projects!

Jeneta said...

I am a follower. What fabulous projects! I thoroughly enjoyed looking at your photos - just gorgeous!

Sewgirl said...

Well, a very happy anniversary to you, and and early Happy Birthday! I really like the way you set the appliquéd birds together. Looks like they're up in a tree! Nice job with all your projects. Thanks for sharing.

Crickets Corner said...

No wonder you love this month! Happy Anniversary and Happy Birthday. Love all your bird projects. Wish I was as artistic as you but I can't draw a straight line. I make sure I always stop at Bird In Hand, Paradise and Intercourse when I go back east in the fall.

LJ said...

Wonderful projects; you are a very talented artist. Loved the table runner and thought your idea of putting the white square on top of the completed one to get a mirror image was fabulous. Thanks.

CharlotteT said...

Hi Jane,
Loved your projects. That hanging you sold was so beautiful. Now you need to do another one.
Charlotte

Got my no-reply thingy fixed!

Marianne said...

adorable quilts. and Happy Anniversary!

S Walker said...

Happy Anniversary; Happy Birthday. Great green and white quilt with the birds. I would not have wanted to part with it. Thanks for the give aways.
swalker287 (at) aol (dot) com

Rebeckah Austin said...

Happy A! and Lovely quilt I love it !

OhioLori said...

Happy Birthday!!! ENJOY!!!

Love all the Bird projects!! Soooo Awesome! Thanks for sharing all the cool pic's! :)

newsurfiegirl said...

What beautiful bird houses you have made. Thanks for sharing.

witje said...

Happy birthday en thanks for the give-away

Cloud 9 said...

Beautiful work. How were you ever able to part with the bird quilt? Thanks for sharing.

Diann said...

Your Birds of a Feather quilt is just beautiful!

Nancy said...

Your quilt is beautiful. I have learned to take photos as I do a project, because I never know when it may become the topic of my blog or a memory after it has gone to a new home.

Susan said...

Love the bird wallhanging and the table runner. Are these your patterns? Hope you have a lovely birthday!

Janet said...

Your birds are fantastic! Wonderful depictions of birds, two lovely wall hangings and a great table runner!

Tricia said...

Thanks for sharing your great birds with us!!! Yes PA. does have some interesting names for their little towns. I remember seeing the names & giggling a little when I lived out there 4 yrs ago. Who would have that they not only have Bird In Hand, but Blue ball, Virginville and Intercourse. Them Early founders must have had a wonderful sense of humor. Thanks for teminding me of my time out there.... I miss it.

Sincerely,
Tricia

Charity McAllister said...

Just beautiful! You are one talented lady! I'm your newest friend via GFC. Happy Mother's Day!

Charity

http://humboldtcherry.blogspot.com

tink's mom said...

Lovely work. Thanks for sharing it with us.

tink's mom said...

Lovely work. Thanks for sharing it with us.

nicolesender said...

I agree, May is a great month. The flowers are starting to bloom. I look forward to the sunny days of May.
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