Finishing up Katy’s Block reminded me once again of my fondness for all the bird fabric that has been popping up. I had showcased for Sunday Stash some of the bird fabric I have in my stash, and was happy to add a bird scrap from Katy’s leftover stash to my pile of birds.
For awhile now I have been wanting to do a Bird Quilt. I’d admired quite a few on Flickr. I liked the idea of an improv scrappy log cabin block with a bird center.
I finally sat down and put together the first block. I like its outcome. The purple bird fabric were scraps from a friend that passes them on, and most of the other scraps are from swaps, little of my own really.
I was thinking this will be my Nothing But Scraps Quilt. We’ll see if I can stick to it. I had cut a bunch of birds out originally for another project that never was fruitful, so sitting in my scrap bin I would think qualifies them as scraps. I do like to dive into my stash though, so it might not work out for me.
I was ambitious to think I would get to another over the weekend, but worked on a wedding quilt instead. I am in communication with another quilter that has the same love of bird fabric and we are on for a swap! Perhaps more this week.
What a beautiful collection of bird fabrics. I love the flying owls.
Purple and green block is very nice, can’t wait to see more.
Ohhhh, loving the bird prints. I have a couple of them but WHAT is that paint by number one??? Reminds me of LUSH!
Beautiful. I love the colors.
What a fantastic first square and wonderful collection of bird prints you have – nice job!
I’m loving birds atm too, especially owls. I love the Alex Henry owls print. What is the name of the print/designer that you used in Katy’s cushion? I love it. The purple block is great, can’t wait to see the rest. 🙂
Oh, wow! I LOVE birds and your fabrics are fabulous. I can’t wait to see the rest of it come together. The first block is so good!
I have tons of birds and also tons of flowers. I love that white/yellow bird one above, i’ve been meaning to get some. Love the Tina Givens purple ones too of course.
I just made some scrappy log cabins too for Project Improv! Check them out on my blog.
I love bird prints, so naturally, I love the way you are framing those sweet birds in these blocks. I wish I had time to participate in that “nothing but scraps” challenge. Can’t wait to see the rest of the quilt as you progress.
I love the idea of a bird quilt! Fun!
What fun! I have some scraps of Tula Pink’s Nest that I’d love to contribute if you’re lacking birds of that particular stripe…er, feather. Say the word and I’ll pass ’em along. Can’t wait to watch this one take shape.
I love the birdy idea !!
I have not long finished one for my sister .
I have a little Summer in the City left & have been searching all over for some more .