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Thomas Moore

Monday, August 30, 2010

Links for birds, and finally a label for ~Bouquet~!

It was always my intention to make a label for my ~Bouquet~ quilt, but as months passed I simply never got around to it.
I finished the quilt last December, ready to begin sharing the blocks with you in January, then life got in the way and the label idea was pushed aside. Until today. I drew it up and stitched it this afternoon...
Tonight I'll add some binding before sewing it to the back of ~Bouquet~. Can you hear my great sigh of relief? It's a nice long, satisfied, sigh. :-)
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Now, for those who want to participate in the Birdcage Weekend Online Sew-In during the last weekend of September, but cannot track down a copy of Homespun for the pattern, I have searched for (and found!) some fabulous free bird patterns you can use!

Download HERE from Spool Sewing -
HERE for this pattern from Nellie's Needles...
HERE at Danielle's Place for a cute felted bird. (Unable to show photo)
HERE at Lollychops for this little beauty...
...and also HERE from Lollychops this sweet owl!
 If you like to knit then THIS pattern from Craftzine will be perfect!
Hope these patterns encourage you to sign on for the...

Remember, leave a comment telling me you'll be participating so I can add your name to the list. 

Hugs
Jenny
xxx

27 comments:

Judy said...

I think that could be a lot of fun!! I have a budgie pattern somewhere....
Will try and find that Homespun mag.

Melody said...

You have found some really cute bird patterns. I think this idea is great and I am looking forward to being part of it. PS thanks for dropping by my blog - I'm really enjoying Daisy Do and am working on Block 2 tonight

Vicki said...

Your label is lovely Jen :) hugs Vicki xoxox

Margaret said...

Delicious little birdswith great easy to understand tutorials . Thanks for the sites.

Stephanie said...

Congratulations on getting your label done. I'm very bad at that. I have an old bird cage filled with fabric birds. Love the spool sewing pattern (easy to make).

Laura said...

Congrats on the label! Many of us can identify how nice it is to be able to add that last piece - and the relief that follows. Thanks for sharing it (cool label)!

manos de chicureo said...

Hi Jenny,
I made a Spool Bird. Now I'd like to make some other.
Very nice your label. You should use this label for all your quilts.
Yasmin
www.patchworkmipasion.blogspot.com

chris, milatos said...

Love the label. Think the brids are so cute.

Tracy said...
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Tracy said...

What a sweet, sweet label, Jenny! Would you be willing to publish an alphabet sheet so we can make our own label for Bouquet, but keep it in the 'font' of the rest of the project?

OH! And thanks a million for the bird links. I love all of them - and have absolutely NO need for them... so of course they'll go straight to the top of my To Do list!!

Tracy said...

But wait! there's more!
Connecting Threads has a bird patttern in their free patterns section:

Partridge and a Pear

Allie said...

Love the label dear Jenny, thank you! Oh I wish I had time to join your challenge - these birds are too darling!

BubzRugz said...

The label is lovely - I always do such plain ones so this is a great idea..... I just want to make ALL those birds......
Hugz

Sabrina said...

VERAMENTE FANTASTICI QUESTI UCCELLINI,MI PIACCIONO PROPRIO TANTO,CIAO DA SABRINA

Lilycreative said...

Hola Jenny:
me gustaria hacer esta jaula con los pájaros, asi que tomame en cuenta, soy de Centroamerica, Costa Rica.

Elisabeth said...

Oh.. how I admire your stitchery..
It is so very well done!
I sure need to practic.

Elisabeth

mandapanda said...

Count me in on the Birdcage weekend sew-in!!

Rumi said...

Lovely label and cut birdies! May have a go at the knitted ones.

Rumi said...

I mean "cute" birdies. oops!

creativedawn said...

Hi!
This looks like a very fun project. You did say if we cannot locate the magazine, we could just wing it, right! (goodness did I say that?) Oh well, will try to find that magazine. LOL! Count me in with/without mag.
hugz,
Pam

John'aLee said...

What a sweet label! Good job!

Linda said...

Love these little birdie patterns!! I'm looking forward to playing with everyone at the end of the month!

Bri68 said...

I'd like to participate to this project; so we just have to show you our birds on the last wwekend of september,haven't we? am I right? I am French and want to be sure I have understood it !

Anonymous said...

Hi Jenny, I would love to be a part of the weekend.

Don't have a blog yet. Thanks for a lot of pleasure though the year.

Denise
ps had to use anonymous.

Bri68 said...

Jenny, my blog is:
www.boiteamerveilles.canalblog.com
thanks for being part of your challenge!

Amanda said...

I'd love to join in and play but that's the last weekend before DH heads off on a business trip to South America for three weeks, so I think we'll be rather busy. I might well make some birds whilst he's away though; I'm going to be looking for plenty of things to do so that I can make the time pass by quickly.

Bri68 said...

could you give me your e-mail so I can send to you the photos of my birdcage
thanks a lot!