Thursday, May 9, 2013

It's For The Birds! Welcome to my Day!

 
Happy Birthday Linda!
 
 
Welcome to my day!  Well, as usual, I had all kinds of ideas, but none seemed to be right.
 
Then, I found a pattern on Moda Bakeshop, and a few ideas came together.
 
But a story first.  A long time ago, I bought a fat quarter set and a panel of ladies going to a quilt retreat.  I'm sure you have seen it.  A short time later, our guild had a mini sale and swap, with the proceeds going to the guild and I donated the same fat quarter package.  My friend Linda was just learning to quilt, Moi being her tutor, and I suggested she should buy the package for a minimal amount.  Of course she did!  She asked what she could make with it, and I replied whatever she would like.  In a quilting magazine, she found a pattern for a curtain for over the window in her quilting room.  It turned out so cute and she did an amazing job!
 
 
If you click on the picture, you can see the cute pictures of all the quilters!
So, when I found Crystal Hendrix's this pattern at Moda Bakeshop, I had a plan!
You see, Linda loves birds!  All birds!
I asked her if she had any bright fabric scraps left, like she used for her window topper.  She included some  blocks from the panels too!
Unfortunately, this isn't finished, but I think you will get the idea.
I apologize to everyone, but I had a busy week this week and did my best.
So I made 6 birds, like in Crystal's pattern, 3 black, 3 green and 3 orange. 
Two of each.  Lots of piecing in those birds!  They are 8.5 inches unfinished.
 


 
You will also see a panel block
So, there are birds above and below the panel block
 
 
It's a sewing machine cover!  Or will be....
So far it is 22 x 26 inches. 
There are more panel blocks and fabrics, I could put on the reverse side,
Linda can make the next few sets of decisions and then yes, I will finish it.
The yellow isn't sooo bright, but the lighting late last night at 11 pm, it is, what it is!
 
Linda's birthday is next week, but she will be away,  so here is an early birthday present!
Sorry for the funny stories Linda, but I wanted it to be a surprise!
 
Many thanks to Mary and Samm for your ideas and coaching!
Here are some of my friends for today's postings!
 
 
Enjoy the blog hop!
Take care, Leslie

51 comments:

  1. Love all of your birds! Great story and I bet Linda will love it!

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  2. adorable birds and a lot of work too.

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  3. Darling birds! Linda will love it. Thank you for sharing.

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  4. So cute. Great job. Thanks for sharing
    Frederika

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  5. Very sweet. Thank you for sharing it with us. :)

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  6. Very cute, thanks for sharing!

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  7. Well it will be lovely when it's done and I am sure she will love it.

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  8. It is so cute already and will be lovely when it is done. Thanks for sharing

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  9. Very cute and allot of work....great job

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  10. What a lovely gift! Thanks for sharing the story and photos with us!

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  11. What a nice gift! Great job on the birds.

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  12. It is going to be a nice cover. Birds are great.

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  13. it is going to be a great cover..love to see it when you complete..

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  14. This is going to be a beauty, love your fabric choices!

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  15. You are doing a super job on the machine cover. I love it. Thank you so much for being part of this hop.

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  16. Just wonderful! thanks for sharing.

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  17. Fabulous! I love your birds!
    Thank you for sharing!

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  18. The birds are very cute and colorful...what a great machine cover it will be!

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  19. Love the beautiful colors!! It will make a wonderful gift!!

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  20. This is going to be such a cute cover for a sewing machine! Great birds and great fabrics!

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  21. Very cute and it will make a wonderful gift.

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  22. You struck gold with this one....great idea that will be treasured! :)

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  23. How wonderful! What a great friend you are to "that other' Linda. She is going to be so thrilled!

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  24. Nice project, thanks for participating.

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  25. Very cute. You my dear have given me some great inspiration here!! :-)

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  26. I love your valance and your birdies... I might have to "Borrow" your ideas...

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  27. What a wonderful gift for your friend that will go with her valance! Well done, Les!

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  28. Very cute cover. Your friend will be thrilled.

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  29. What a wonderful present for your friend! Those birds are just great!

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  30. Congratulations to Linda! I love your story and the dustcover for her machine, it will be lovely - a great gift!
    Thanks for sharing the fun and the birds!

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  31. Cute birds!That will make a great machine cover. Love the window valance too.

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  32. Looking good so far...I'm sure she'll appreciate it.

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  33. That's a good looking flock of birds that will look even better when finished! Thanks for sharing!

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  34. tweet. love your valance and machine cover.

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  35. Hi!!! That is a very cute machine cover!!! Wonderful gift!!!

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  36. Great job . Your friend will be very surprised.

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  37. It's going to be a beautiful cover. Your friend is going to love it.

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  38. What a wonderful birthday present!

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  39. It is going to be lovely. I am sure Linda will love it.

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  40. What a lovely present for your friend!!

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  41. Looking good! Can't wait to see the finished pics! What a great friend you are:)

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  42. Very sweet, I love the birds and the colors . Hope to see it when finished. blessings Sandra

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  43. Tooo Cute!! What a great gift it will make for your friend. Thank You for sharing it with us.

    Sincerely,
    Tricia

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  44. How very sweet of you. The birds are paper pieced, right? Perfect.

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