Birds Birds Everywhere (Part 2)

Honestly I had every intention of including all of this yesterday – but then I ran out of time. 🙂  So let’s pick up where we left off….

 Birdie Quilt

My friend Elena sewed this adorable Birdie Big Blocks pattern in the  Just Dreamy fabric! (By the way, these photos are all hers -she has graciously allowed me to use them for my blog) After reading the pattern we made a couple minor changes that I’d like to share with you –

We opted to use 10 different fabrics in 1/2 yard cuts. This makes the background of each block and the binding all different. Also by using 1/2 yard cuts you start out with an 18 inch square instead of a 19 inch square.  This didn’t affect the rest of the pattern – you just end up with a quilt that is a little bit smaller.

Birdie Big Block Quilt

I loved it so much I had to make it available as a kit as well – You can buy it here.  If you decide to make this pattern using other fabrics I really would love to see!  Like I said – we used 10 fabrics in 1/2 yard cuts.  The pattern is available here.

The really cool thing is that you end up with a bit of scrap fabric – and I just love what Elena did with that!  She made a really cute baby quilt!  She shrunk the birdie pattern down 50% and put it on a 9 inch block.  Then just used basic strip-work for three rows.  The forth row is the left over binding fabric.  Super super cute – and her daughter is a cutie too – don’t you think?     🙂 

Adorable - made with scraps

Thanks, Elena for letting me share this! (And if anyone else has a project you’d like to share with my readers, please feel free to email me.)


9 Responses to “Birds Birds Everywhere (Part 2)”

  1. 1 kathy weller June 21, 2009 at 5:45 pm

    WHOA… that quilt is PHENOMENAL.

  2. 3 Mom June 21, 2009 at 9:24 pm

    I really like the quilt made with the just dreamy fabric. Nice job Elena.

  3. 4 Jackie June 22, 2009 at 8:17 am

    Cute, cute quilt! Love the fabrics too!

  4. 6 Michelle June 22, 2009 at 9:30 am

    I’ve never been in to quilts much because they always seem so old fashion. THIS QUILT…I LOVE! What a great modern twist on a quilt!

  5. 8 Sarah June 23, 2009 at 12:48 pm

    Hi! I just found your blog yesterday, and absolutely fell in love with this quilt! I’ve recently been thinking about a new foray into the quilting world, but I don’t even know where to start… the fact that you mention the word “beginner” sounds promising, though 🙂

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