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Wednesday, October 22, 2008

nine patch & birds

As this picture shows...all squares ended up into nine patches which on their turn ended up in a bigger quilttop. And now this quilttop is in need of a border and some fabric for the back of the quilt. So time to ask mom what fabric she has in mind for this purpose. When this quilt is sandwiched, Heleen, mom and I are gonna handquilted it together. With six hands making stitches it will be a quick job!

nine patch quilt
Instead of finishing old projects which are desperatly waiting to get finished I made birds. Sorry I can't help myself!

red & white spotted bird
I'm not so happy with the eyes of this one below, maybe I'll change them for button eyes instead. If you have another suggestion on what to use or how to make the eyes please let me know!

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Till next time

32 comments:

Ingrid said...

I love the red spotted bird! Very cute! While I like button eyes too, I think that the X eye on the red bird fits her perfectly :)
ingrid

méri said...

I like that eye!and all your birds! Go ahead!

(i've just write about slippers...)

nicolette said...

I can see why you love to make your birds!
Love the nine-patch quilt-top. The center blocks of the nine-patches are intriguing!

Jackie said...

I love your nine patch quilt! Bright and beautiful!! Loving the birds too!! I like the buttons on the first one for eyes.

dutchbaby said...

If I could make birds like that I'd be making them all the time too! I like all the eyes you have. Have you ever used seed beads?

The nine-patch is coming along beautifully. The harvest colors are beautiful.

I've restarted my blog and I wrote three posts about the Pacific International Quilt Fest in California. Drop by if you can tear yourself away from your birds :)

Swiedebie said...

Your works are so unique and exquisite. I like the red dotted bird. It's so simple but yet edgy.
Cheers
Swee
www.swiedebie.blogspot.com

LiLi M. said...

Je hebt weer hard gewerkt en wat een resultaat! Misschien zou het ook leuk zijn om het oog in rood te borduren en/of een half rondje te borduren; alsof haar oogje dicht is.

Guðrún said...

The button eyes are great.

christina(apronstrings) said...

omgosh! i l;ove the quilt. love it.

Moorea said...

All the birds are so great, I do not think I can pick a favorite!

Heidi said...

I love the simplest of quilt blocks and the many variations in fabrics and colors that make them always interesting! This one is great!

Anonymous said...

You make the most beautiful stuff Corry. I absolutely love the birds you make. Am curious to know what you use to make the feet, they look lovely. I loved your angel bag as well. The folks receiving it will be so thrilled.

Eileen said...

Wish I could add my two hands to the quilt. that would be fun. Very pretty how you fussy-cut those medallions for the centers. Can't wait to see it all finished.

And I LOVE the cross-stitch eye on that one bird.. it suits her perfectly!

Kris said...

I love your birds! So beautiful! Sometimes a bead can make a good eye. It is so lovely that you and your sister will be having a quilting bee with your mother. Hope you have fun quilting together!

Jewel said...

The quilt is going to be lovely! I love your little birds there so cute.

Rachael Rabbit said...

I can't believe you are going to hand quilt the quilt ... such an amazing undertaking - can't wait to see how it turns out. I think I like the button eyes better .... for the birdies. Hope you are well x

Rose Marie said...

Love the birds and that quilt is adorable!

Levin (and Emily) said...

your quilt top looks great. i love the fact that the three of you are going to hand quilt it together - seems like a lovely way to do it.
i love your bird and i quite like the eye - i don't think you need to change it at all!
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bunches of yarn said...

The quilt will be so soft when you finish handquilting it.
An observation about eyes...here in the U.S. when cartoon characters are depicted unconscious or dead their eyes are always an 'X' Perhaps that is not the case in your country.

I agree with the bead for an eye, or a dark button sewn with the same color thread. Such as black button/black thread, blue button/blue thread, etc. But, you may be designing a different look besides the 'traditional'.

You are an inspiration to me. All the things you make are beautiful--especially in my favourite colours, red-white-and-blue.

[Did you ever have any communications with the lady that 'copied' your tea cosy?]

^__^

Idaho Quilter said...

Oh my I do love those sweet little birds you make, I don't blame you they look like fun.

Anonymous said...

I like the eyes just as they are now! Lovely bird.

Greetings, Carolien

jacquie said...

what a wonderful 9 patch and those birds...they are simply adorable!!

Elly said...

Nou, ik kan me wel voorstellen hoor, dat je steeds naar je vogeltjes toegetrokken wordt! Ze zijn ook zó schattig! En allebei de oogjes vind ik leuk hoor, alhoewel ik zelf voor het knoopje zou gaan denk ik, of een frans knoopje! Je quilt wordt ook mooi en helemaal fantstisch dat jullie het met z'n 3-en gaan quilten. Dat doet me denken aan die film, ben even de naam kwijt, maar het meisje heette Finn in ieder geval. Prachtige film overigens!

Anonymous said...

Hoi Corry, Leuk je ontmoet te hebben op de markt in ons dorp. Natuurlijk doordat je met zo'n prachtige tas rondliep. Veel plezier met het samen quilten, en mooi zijn je nieuwe stippen vogeltjes. groetjes Peti

Michaela said...

Corry,
I love those bird eyes as thy are. If you are looking for another idea though, I 've seen similar birds an eye made out of little beads. (Well one bead for an eye.)
The quilt is beautiful. I wish I had someone t hand quil with me.

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Those birds are amazing!

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Those birds are amazing!

Christina said...

beautiful quilt, and there is nothing wrong with thaking your time and enjoying every moment of the prosess. The birds were worth the detour.

Christine said...

Glad you made the birds ... they are so cute.

Orjana said...

wat leuk! de quilt is zovrolijk! ik wou dat ik zo iets kon maken! groetjes x x x

Dotty said...

I love both birds. did you come around to likeing the eyes on the second one?

And the quilt is amazing! X

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