Category Archives: Birds

New Quilt | Birds for Lucy!

New Quilt | Birds for Lucy!

Here is the piece de resistance of all the things I’ve been making for my cousin’s new baby!!! The front is a series of improvly pieced rectangles, quilted with a grid (using a walking foot) that avoids the center rectangles each time, and then I free motion machine sketched a bird or two in each square…except one!… Continue Reading

FMMS Sketchbook | Elementary Aviary

FMMS Sketchbook | Elementary Aviary

Today I’m sharing another sketchbook while getting running my Free Motion Machine Sketching DVD blog tour. This one is called “Elementary Aviary”. In it I use a simple ROYGBIV color palette, one that reminds my of the few big crayons found in those beginning packs for young kids…and I love stitching my bird motifs on things I… Continue Reading

Branch and Bird Mini Quilts

Although it seems like a zillion years ago, it’s really been a little over 2 years since I started publishing articles for the awesome folks at Quilting Arts.   The folks at Quilting Arts have used an article I wrote for them a couple of years ago and re-published it in a free e-book called… Continue Reading

Make it University

Make it University

I’ve got more fun news to share! This July 29-31 International Quilt Festival comes to Long Beach, which is just about 90 minutes from my house. They have this really fun set of small classes sponsored by Cloth Paper Scissors called Make it University. Here’s how it works (text from their website): The fee for each workshop is $10,… Continue Reading

Scoutie-bird House # 2

Scoutie-bird House # 2

So, I’ve been sewing and dyeing my fingers off…not much time to blog, but I know I’ll appreciate documenting this stuff a year or so from now, so I’m going to quickly post things made in the past week so they are documented in some way! First up, I sold Scoutie-bird’s House #1 from the art gallery… Continue Reading

It’s a bird – more pictures!

Indulge me! I had some more time today, so I took my wee birdies outside for some more photos: As a reminder, this bird is made from a pattern Terry Grant of “And Sew it Goes” published in Quilt Scene magazine last year. Her birds are FANTASTIC, and I’m so happy to be jumping into… Continue Reading