August 30, 2010

Birds in the Forest


August is my month for the Sew Scrappy Sew Happy group quilting bee. My theme was "Birds in the Forest" and I asked participants to make 12 inch liberated log cabin blocks featuring my bird fabric from Ikea.  It is so fun to get my fabrics back, with some new fabrics mixed in. I love free pieced quilts! I wish I had given some specific instructions about not putting skinny skinny strips on the sides (this will be a pain when I go to sew them together), but live and learn. I like the way they are turning out. Now I am trying to decide whether to sew blocks together as is or to use setting blocks for a larger quilt. I kind of like the idea of setting blocks featuring small bits of the botanicals from the bird fabric. Hmmmm....

8 comments:

Sand and Sunshine said...

Your bird fabric looks great in these blocks what a great group.

Mary-Kay said...

The blocks look great! To solve the problem with the skinny strips, you could just add another strip around the blocks. I really like all the different greens.

Elsa said...

I bought some of that bird fabric from Ikea too ... just love it! haven't quite figured out exactly what to do with it yet, but I know something will come to me! love the blocks!

WoolenSails said...

I love that fabric, really nice artistic look for fussy cutting.

Debbie

Allie said...

Oh my that is gorgeous - I like the idea of setting blocks too, would that help with the skinny strip problem?

Carmen said...

Últimamente estoy apreciando que las telas de Ikea triunfan en el mundo del patch. Yo aprendí en un principio que las telas para estos trabajos son específicas, pero para estos pájaros es muy interesante estas telas. Conclusión: Ikea entra en mi lista de tiendas de tela. Gracias por enseñarme esta particularidad.



Besillos

Fat Chick said...

I think it looks lush!

Linda said...

This is one of the prettiest quilts I have ever seen. Maybe it's because I love birds and because I've been having a love affair with green lately. Which ever way you put it together I'll think it's wonderful.

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