It's finally MY turn on the blog tour!!!
You can join in on the blog tour fun right here.
Quiltmaker is having loads of giveaways and there are many stops on the tour.
I was so thrilled when my block,
"Flutters of the Heart"
was selected for this edition of the magazine.
A little history.
I was participating in a sampler group (I think many of us have done)
and there was a bird block that had sea gulls.
While I liked the block and I like sea gulls it didn't really fit in with the fabric or
the feel of the sampler as I had been making it.
I had to come up with another block to make that would fit better.
I started to look at vintage embroidery patterns and
for some reason I was really drawn to the sweet little bluebirds.
I drew a blue bird for my block and then those darned birds got into my head!
I could NOT stop thinking about them.
This was my original block.
Aren't they so cute?
You can see that I used my "scribble" stitching around the outside of them.
But I thought they needed more.
Like maybe to be carrying ribbons?
I drafted a few versions but ended up with the one I submitted to the magazine.
I love this block.
It would also be great enlarged as a center medallion style quilt.
I would love to make one that way too
(just finding the time!)
Here is my block and some close ups of the individual birdies.
I love how the ribbons enhance the birds.
As you can see I opted for doing a blanket stitch around the birds for this block.
You could scribble stitch around it too if you prefer.
That would probably be easier for the ribbons too.
If you make my block I would love to see your version!
I have 4 copies of the magazine to give away too!!!
If you are interested in winning a copy please leave me a comment
letting me know your favorite vacation spot.
Of course I would love it if you would follow my blog too.
My hubby and I are getting a fifth wheel and looking for places to visit!
Please make sure I can contact you.
If you are unsure if your email address is attached to your comment please leave it in your comment. I will have to move on to the next person if you do not have a way for me to contact you.
I will draw the winners on Monday so you have lots of time to comment!
Enjoy the blog tour!