Thursday, April 11, 2013

Spring Fling

SpringWelcome Spring! (which is arriving late to Minnesota... we have snow and are forecast-ed for more snow over the weekend) Wilson and I love to watch the birds on the feeders and in the birdbath, so I designed a bird block which I named 'Baby Birdie'. A cute, little, fat rolie polie baby bird. I made my bird look like a blue bird. Have fun and switch up the colors to be any type of bird that you would like! I had a lot of fun putting this block together and hope that you do too! You can find the pattern FREE HERE and also on my Craftsy store  I've seen some of the blocks to come and they are wonderful! All of these blocks made up would made a delightful spring time quilt! I hope spring arrives soon to Minnesota.


After I printed off the pattern, I cut the pieces out. Two of the pieces need to be taped together to make the 'A' section. I use my window to line up the lines, I don't have a light box.

I just use scotch tape to tape it together.

I went through my fabric stash and pulled out three fat quarters (Hoffman's Bali Handpaints) and some cream for the background.  For the bird's beak I only need a tiny little scrap of yellow.

I cut all my blues into manageable strips to work with for paper piecing.

Sewing on the lines....

Shown here are all of my sections, they need to be trimmed up before I can sew them together.

Here I am trimming my sections....

All ready to piece together...

'Baby Birdie'
I sewed two little seed beads on for the eyes.
10 1/2" x 10 1/2" (including seam allowance)


In addition to the prizes that I donated to Soma at Whims and Fancies for the hop.  I am also hosting a giveaway. Wilson and I will be giving away 2 PDF patterns of Thumper to two lucky winners! I'm trying out Rafflecopter for my giveaway.... you have three chances to win... leave a lovely comment, like the Quilt Doodle Facebook page, and be a follower....Wilson and I will pick a winner on the 30th.
a Rafflecopter giveaway

Thumper

Have fun hopping around!
Happy quilting,
The Designers -
1. 04/01 Teri Emerson, handiwerx
2.  04/02 Barbara Cain, B’s Modern Quilting
3.  04/03 Ruth Davis, Ruthie quilts! And quilts…
4.  04/05 Marissa Nichols, MKissa Creations
5.  04/08 Cyrille, Bubblestitch Quilts
6.  04/09 Gaya, Le borse di Gaya
7.  04/10 Vicki Ruebel, Quilting Lodge
8.  04/11 Lilja Bj√∂rk, liljabs.com
9.  04/12 Cindy, Quilt Doodle Designs
10. 04/15 Jennifer Ofenstein, Sewhooked
11.  04/16 Caroline, Trillium Design
12. 04/17 Sandy in Buenos Aires, Peek a Boo !
13. 04/18 Lynn Provencher, Thimblemouse & Spouse
14. 04/19 Jessica, Plum Patchwork
15. 04/22 Aalia,  Joy Of Stitches
16. 04/23 Michele Foster, Quilting Gallery
17. 04/24 Amy Gay, ButterflyAngels Quilts
18. 04/25 Soma Acharya, Whims And Fancies
19. 04/26 Michelle Thompson, misha29
20. 04/29 Regina Grewe, Textile Landscapes

54 comments:

  1. Baby Bird is so cute!
    Thank you!

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  2. Thanks so much for the cute birdie pattern.... it's just darling! I've already started my bird project for the bird blog hop or I'd be tempted to use your cute little bird. Thanks for sharing!

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  3. Your patterns are so cute. Thank you for the chance to win Thumper.

    syvisser@gmail(dot)com

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  4. I am really enjoying this Spring Fling hop. The birdie rates an "awwwwww..." for cute! Thanks!

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  5. I am really enjoying the Spring Fling hop! Your birdie rates an "awwww...." for his/her cuteness! Thanks!

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  6. Thanks for the cute birdie pattern, I am really enjoying this hop.

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  7. I will have to search out the Spring Fling...We received three inches over night and still snowing!!! I love your patterns.

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  8. ok, this is my fav pp you have ever done....adorable...funny thing when I downloaded it Cindy. the first page does not print..the rest does....love it love it thank you

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  9. Such a cute and fun looking baby bird :-) Thank you for sharing this sweet pattern...and for the tutorial too. Great ideas!

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  10. Baby Bird is so cute!
    Thank you!

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  11. Your bird and bunny are great designs. I have really been enjoying the Spring Fling hop and am looking forward to stitching them up. Right now I am packing to get ready to move to another state. Our new house has a place that I think will be perfect to hang seasonal wall quilts. Nancy: rangerer@sbcglobal.net

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  12. Adorable bird Cant wait to try it

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  13. I can't believe how cute your Blue Bird is........... :-D

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  14. Oh this little bird is sooo cute! I love him!

    susie
    legato1958@aol.com

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  15. Oh I cannot wait to try some of these paper piece patterns they are so cute and I am new to paper piecing.....thanks for baby birdie...

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  16. Oh, he is sooooo cute!! I am thinking I may make him in brown with a red tummy .......

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  17. You have very cute patterns. Thank you for the wonderful giveaway!

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  18. Oh the baby bird block turned out great. Very pretty. Thanks for the chance to enter your giveaway.

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  19. I allready follow along via bloglovin

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  20. What a wonderful chubby bird!!!! Great pattern.

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  21. I love the PP patterns. They are so cute. Thanks for sharing and for the opportunity on the draw.
    bonnielarson58@gmail.com

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  22. I am a 'hoppy" follower. Thanks for sharing and for the opportunity on the draw.
    bonnielarson58@gmail.com

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  23. Your Thumper and Baby Birdie are just darling!

    Thank you for your giveaway and a chance to win.

    usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

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  24. That baby is SO sweeet!!!!! There are some many birds feeding here every morning... yes I put feed out for them:)Just love looking out my window and seeing them all when I sew:)

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  25. This is the cutest little baby birdie. Looks like he/she is trying too keep warm during a cold Minnesota springtime. Thank you for the giveaway chance.

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  26. Love this pattern. Thanks for the chance to win.

    Janet

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  27. Thank you for the cute birdie pattern. The Spring Fling hop is really outstanding - really original bun patterns.

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  28. Thank you for your cute birdie. The Spring Fling hop is really fun. Really original, fun patterns.

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  29. I am having fun with all of the paper pieced patterns...so many so little time, can't decide exactly what I want to do. I just love this.

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  30. You have the funniest patterns! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  31. He is the cutest little baby birdie I have ever seen! Thank you Cindy for making him for the blog hop and the prizes :)

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  32. He is the cutest little baby birdie I have ever seen! Thank you for making him for the blog hop and the prizes :)

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  33. Baby Bluebird is so cute. Just want to give him tummy tickles.

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  34. Baby bird is so sweet! Thanks for sharing him with us!!!

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  35. I'm loving the blocks in this hop. The baby bird is super cute!

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  36. Thumper is adorable! I'd love to win the pattern. Thank you for giving the Baby Bird away for free!

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  37. Love the thumper block and the little birdy too! Hope the snow moves on for you. I thought spring was supposed to come early - guess only for us in the south-stupid groundhog ;)

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  38. I love Thumper so would love to win the pattern in your give-away! Baby Bird is adorable. Thank you for the free pattern.

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  39. These little guys are so cute. Thanks for a chance to win "Thumper"

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  40. hi!!! it's a nice blog! thank you very much for your beautiful pattern.

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  41. I love your birdie pattern, thank you for sharing. I would be thrilled to win Thumper.

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  42. I am in love with Thumper! Loving the different Paper Piecing patterns. Thank you for sharing!

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  43. Oh that pudgy baby bird is so adorable! Thanks for sharing it. Oooo, I really want the Thumper pattern too!!!!!

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  44. I'm not sure if my last comment posted because my computer gliched so I'm posting another one to say thanks for the pattern. The pudgy baby bird is so adorable! Thumper is the cutest bunny pattern I've ever seen.

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  45. Birdie is as cute as Thumper:-) Thanks

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  46. The little birdie is adorable! The bunny is too cute!!

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  47. Oh wow I love it. It's so cute and I can't wait to do them.

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  48. Way too cute. I love both Thumper and the little birdie.

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  49. Too cute! I'm new to your blog and will definitely have to spend a little time looking around. Thanks for the birdie and for the chance to win Thumper.

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