QUILT INFO

The quilt block shown is made from a pattern called "Garden of Hollyhocks" and is found in Norma Whaley's book "Sweet and Simple".

Saturday, October 29, 2011

BIRDS OF A FEATHER SMALL QUILT

A small quilt top finish.  I used a block from the "Birds of a Feather" quilt book by Blackbird Designs.  I don't think I will be making the whole quilt but I did enjoy making one of the blocks.

I did hand applique on this piece.  And I used a dark brown background.  I really like the brownish reds on the dark brown.

I am stitching as fast as my fingers will co-operate and will have more to share very soon.

Karen

35 comments:

  1. You are on an appliqueing roll. It sure is OK to just make one block. Yours is great. Love the dark background.

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  2. The red on brown is stunning! This is a beautiful block/littel quilt.

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  3. What a great colour combination! Fabulous!

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  4. This is just BEAUTIFUL - I love the colors!

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  5. I too like the dark reds on the dark brown backgrounds. Nice choice.

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  6. I love red on brown! Your block looks wonderful! Hope you are having a happy weekend!

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  7. What a great top! Love the fabric cordination!!

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  8. Karen, you love the fabric you used, you had fun making this block and it looks fantastic how can you not go on! I love it! and know that you would love to continue VBG!! I have this pattern waiting in the wings (pun intended..LOL)

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  9. Love the colours in this block!! AND what a smart idea to just do one block...I look at the whole quilt..I "oh and ahh" it and then put the book away!! At least you have one block FINISH and looking wonderful!!
    P

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  10. I can't believe all that your busy fingers turn out!
    That red and brown combo is a winner. Very rich and warm--just a beautiful little finish from that block pattern.

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  11. Karen its wonderful!!!. I love this book very much, and of course your quilt...Congratulations...Hugs

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  12. I LOVE the block and the colours, it's so pretty!!!
    Happy quilting, Cisca

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  13. I love the colors in your block. Great choices, Karen.

    Can't wait to see what else you've been up to.

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  14. Oh, Karen, even making one block from that beautiful pattern is spectacular; it looks GREAT.

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  15. What a wonderful block Karen...you know I'm lovin' that brown background!

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  16. Love, love, love this block. The color combo is stunning.

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  17. I just love your block Karen...its so beautiful with stunning colors and fabrics.......well done!!
    greetings Francien.

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  18. very nice block-I love the red and brown combo nice and prim!
    Always enjoy the eye candy on your blog.

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  19. Good idea to use just one block as a small quilt. Cannot wait to see what your fingers are madly stitching at.

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  20. I love it, Karen. I actually have all of their patterns and this one is a favorite. I'm in the middle of A Garden Party, but it's been put on the back burner for quite some time.
    I love those browns. My favorite color :)

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  21. Well now you did it! My heart stopped momentarily...this one is a keeper!!!!!

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  22. The dark reds on brown is beautiful! I saw the free 'Autumn's Bounty' BOM and got caught up on her blog. ;-) Have a great day!

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  23. Karen, I love the two-colored birds--very flighty looking--sweet. The block is stunning....Julierose

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  24. Wow, girl, you are wearing it out!! Way to go! :) The block is stunning...makes me want to pull fabric and do one too. :) Thanks for the inspiration.

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  25. Beautiful block. I like your last two small applique quilts, too.

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  26. It's a beautiful block Karen and I love your choice of fabrics. blessings, marlene

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  27. Just one word Karen....AWESOME!! love it!

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  28. Love this - I have it all kitted up for me ready to go, for two years now. One day I will get to it! I love the dark background you chose.

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  29. Love this - I have it all kitted up for me ready to go, for two years now. One day I will get to it! I love the dark background you chose.

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  30. Fab-u-lous!! Was the brown hard to applique on? Brown and red - doesn't get any better for me than maybe brown and pink!

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  31. love your little quilt. the brown background is inspiring!! love that red with it.
    I love that book, so many great quilt ideas!

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  32. love this block and especially your beautiful colors....might have to go re-visit this book!

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