ain’t that the truth after the past winter many of us have endured. I thought I’d never be warm again and I think that’s how this poor fella is feeling.
First a big thank you to Quiltmaker and everyone there for allowing me to be in Issue 9 and participate in the blog hop. It is such an honor to be included in this publication!
He’s donned his hat and matching boots and I believe he may very well be walking his way to Florida! 🙂 Thank you to Hoffman California Fabrics for providing me with the fabrics I asked for!
He may look a bit familiar if you normally follow my blog since I was doing a series of free bird projects last year on the blog. There was an early drawing of a bird in cap and boots and many readers asked when I was going to give them the pattern for it … well I held it back for a reason. Actually this block ended up being a little different than that prior drawing — this bird is a bit shorter and squatter to fit the 12″ block finished format — but he’s had a long, cold winter and although most things don’t get shorter, the squatter part from being inside all winter long isn’t far off the mark. 😉 It’s an easy block to piece and with just a touch of applique — needleturn, machine applique, satin stitch, buttonhole stitch or raw edge — you pick your
poision favorite method of applique. So what to do with him when he’s done – little framed wallhanging, potholder, pocket on a tote bag? Here’s just a couple ideas. How about a placemats…
or a tabletopper / wallhanging like ….. “At the Crossroads”…..are you one of those birds that shoulda’ flown south? Which way would you choose to go?
Want to make a few more bird blocks…… how about “Wandering to And Fro” – they look like they are pacing…. or make their boots shorter and they’ll look more like they are sleep walking in their nightcaps and slippers.
or, if you really want to go crazy (I’m actually contemplating hitting my batik stash for this one)… what about Round Robin?
They are fun blocks no matter what colors you choose so I hope you’ll try making one yourself even if you don’t think you “Shoulda’ Flown South.”
Now, let’s not forget the giveaway. I’ll be drawing three winners who will each get a free issue of 100 Blocks magazine. Just a few simple rules to follow to be eligible for the drawing:
1) Leave only one comment on this blog post – just one comment from you because you’d like to join in the fun and have A CHANCE to win an issue (not one comment from every email address everyone in your family has ever had please).
2) If you’ve never commented on my blog before, your comment will be held in moderation until I approve it.
3) Comments received or held in moderation with a time stamp prior to noon CST tomorrow ( (4/29/14) are eligible for the drawing. I’m not responsible for comments that never reach me or arrive after the time deadline even tho you emailed them earlier etc, etc.. 🙂 Winners will be announced 4/30/14. Good Luck
EDITED 4/29 — DRAWING COMPLETE – BLOG POST FOR 4/29 INCLUDES WINNERS NAMES — CONGRATULATIONS AND THANK YOU ALL FOR VISITING MY BLOG DURING THE BLOGHOP!
Check out the Quilty Pleasures blog to find out what blogs are participating in the blog hop this week and find more fun giveaways.
Thanks for stopping by.