Tuesday, February 28, 2012

BIRD SONG PART 1

I just finished my first block of Bird Song.  It is really the second part of row one.  My friend Jeanne did the applique on the first part.  I will share that with you when I sew the row together.

I like the red fabric with the black zigzag used for the wing.  Gives it some pizzazz.  I have had parts prepped for the applique for quite a while.  I even started stitching but put the project away for some reason that I don't remember.  Time to give it some attention.  The background for the block is one of the Moda twills.  A soft hand to it.  The pattern was designed by Jan Patek.

And while I am stitching on this, I am prepping applique for my quilts.  Never ending.

Check back with me again for further progress.
Karen

28 comments:

Ric Rac and Polka Dots said...

So far I love it!
Julie

em's scrapbag said...

Beautiful work. I also love the zig zag fabric.

Linda said...

I love the wing fabric. Really makes him stand out! I'm loving your header quilt!!! Gorgeous!

neslininatölyesi.blogspot.com said...

gorgeous :)

Darlene said...

The bird's rick rack wing is the first thing I noticed. I love it.

The block is wonderful.

Loris said...

I love this quilt! Great choice of fabrics. The background is perfect!

Susie said...

That wing is a real zinger. Love it.

Doniene said...

Really cute!! The zigzag is great!!!

Lida said...

Looks great and can she make some blocks for me too? Sorry need to ask! Greetings
Lida

Lori said...

Another lovely block Karen!!

Quilting by the Lake said...

Beautiful! Love all the quilts you do !

Libby said...

I loved those twills - wish they would do some again, they are perfect for the stash *s*

Michelle May said...

Oooo! fun! Oh and love that bunny too! :)

Lisa said...

Karen, I have that same kit! I've even been thinking about it lately, and wondering where I put it, because it was almost done. It was actually my first applique project. Now you've put me on a mission to dig it up.

Karen said...

OH! I think my heart just stopped!
This has been on my must make list for years!!
Can't wait to watch your progress.
Thanks for making my night *smile*

Allie said...

LOVE the wing fabric - this is really pretty!!

Janet O. said...

I love this block, Karen--and the zigzag wing is such a pleasantly unexpected touch!

Sheila said...

Karen,
Your wing fabric was truly inspired! Love it. Like the way you used that Moda twill for the background. I love that fabric, but could only imagine a tote bag or something. Perfect use for a background here, though. Good work.

Janet said...

You are amazing. You always have something new to show.
Question, any idea where to get some of the zigzag fabric? I have been looking for some to use in the Liberty quilt pattern by Jan Patek and so far no luck.
As always, I look forward to your next blog.
Janet

Carole said...

What a sweet block! I do love Jan Patek's patterns.

What great work you do. I just love coming here and getting inspired. Makes me want to get back into my hand applique projects. Thanks for sharing!

Barb said...

cute bird block!! looking forward to more!

Ronnie said...

I'm glad to see you working on Bird Song, because I started it many years ago. Maybe you will inspire me to finish mine. I really like it!

deb said...

that is adorable....I just love anything with birds!!!

Ivory Spring said...

Beautiful! I love love love your banner picture.

Lynn Koeppen said...

OH, I love this quilt. I made one last year! I sent the pattern with a few extras to a blogging friend and she is working on it now!

Dawn said...

Love the wing - great use of fabric!
The entire block sings - perfect background farbic too.

~Bren~ said...

It is beautiful. I love the wing too!!!

Anonymous said...

Pretties as always! Enjoy your weekend!!