Birdie Stitches

Birdie Stitches Block #2

Birdie Stitches Block #2

Are you all ready for block #2?  Here it is! =)–“Those crazy kissing birds” as my 5 year old so aptly calls them. =)

Birdie Stitches Block #2

 Block Construction(All blocks will be constructed in the same manner):

Center square: 8.5″ square

 Border Squares: (20) 2.5″ squares

I like to assemble the block before doing the embroidery work–it’s just a little bit easier to hoop it up.  Sew together 2 sets of (4) 2.5″ squares–these strips will measure 8.5″long–sew one set to the top and bottom of the 8.5″ center square.  Sew the remaining 2.5″ squares into two sets of  6.  These will measure 12.5″ long–sew one strip on each side of the block.  And Voila! a 12.5″ square block all ready for embroidery.  You will find the embroidery pattern below in pdf format.

Birdie Stitches Block #2

A couple embroidery notes:  I used 3 strands of floss for the hearts & flowers(stems/leaves/flowers).  I used 6 strands of floss for everything else.  This pattern incorporates a simple back stitch and french knots.  Please note, as I used 6 strands of floss I only wrap the needle once for my french knots.  I used a water erasable marker to transfer the embroidery pattern onto my fabric–this was done after the block was assembled.

We have some stellar blocks over in the flickr group.  Be sure to add yours! =)

Comments (53)

  • What a cute block. I love it. Thanks so much for this awesome project.

  • Thank you for the second block, I am very happy to stitch with you

  • Cute!

  • Hurray! The second block has been released! I can hardly wait to get started. It is adorable!!

  • So sweet, thank you very much.

  • I love the block – and I am really greatful for your post being so quick! Lots of us are having so much fun and were really anxious to get going on another one! Thank you.

  • Yay!!!!!!

  • Love is in the air! Literally with these darling kissing birds.

  • Thanks so much for these adorable blocks. I was still on the fence about starting until I saw block # 2. Love it and now I am off to pull fabric from my stash!

  • This block is super cute. I still need to make last months. I guess i’d better get some fabric for the centers and some floss.

  • LOVE IT! Thank you!
    Maria

  • Oh this is so cute and lovely!! thanks again for such gorgeous patterns.

  • So stinkin’cute. Can’t wait to start stitchin’! Thanks

  • i love the little top hat! looking forward to doing this one.

  • Oh i love it, so sweet, thankssssssss so much!!!!

  • Super cute!!
    thank you

  • Yay! It’s so cute… and a snow day to boot, might just get going on it today!

  • Yes!! Thank you!! It is darling! I cannot wait to start!

  • too cute. This block is perfect for February!
    thanks so much!

  • So cute! It’s really adorable. You’re so great for guiding us through this! 🙂

  • This is SO cute! and such a fun block of the month. Thanks!

  • LOVE-ly!!!! These blocks are so much fun! Thank you!

  • Whoopee — yippee and all that good exciting stuff.
    So happy the new block arrived today — the snow is just beginning and IF we get the 2 feet of snow predicted, I will have this sunny, charming block to do.
    Thank bunches (of Valentine flowers LOL)

  • oh how sweet! Gotta finish a few other projects so I can get to stitching this cutie up! 🙂

  • Those are adorable!

  • I LOVE this one!! LOVE< LOVE< LOVE!

  • Waiting for block #2 has been AGONY but so worth it!! I’m especially excited because this block is perfect for me…….I’m getting married this month (only three short weeks away…EEK!). I can’t wait to stitch up this little cutie!! Thanks so much!

    • Congratulations, Stacy — and what a lovely block to celebrate your marriage.

  • Thanks for another sweet block… I just uploaded my first block to the flikr site. Can’t wait to get #2 done!

  • Oh how sweet. I am so ecxited to get this one done. I made up all 12 blocks last month so all I need to do now is trace and stitch. Thank you!!!

  • Thanks again. So cute!

  • whew, hew too cute. thank you!

  • Looks great and I’m ready to go!

  • I’m itching to get going on this now.. but I’ve decided I’ll work on these blocks each month at my monthly stitch’n’bitch with my friends, which isn’t until the 19th!! 🙁

  • Very cute! I haven’t been able to get started yet, but am hoping to this month.

  • Thanks so much for this adorable bird block! I love it! I’m doing it with Kashmir IV charm squares and love the way it is turning out. I’m not on Flicker so can’t show you 🙁 Maybe could e-mail when it is done?

  • Thankyou! Sew cute!

  • Soooooooo cute! I wish I could do stuff like that!

  • So much fun! I posted a link on our blog, I know our customers wil LOVE this!

  • An other darling little block! Thanks so much for posting these charmers, I’m getting a late start but just can’t sit on the sidelines any longer 🙂

  • I have my block #2 already to start to embroider. I love both the blocks. Thankyou soo much for sharing these with us. I am sure everyone will be so pleased when we are all finished. Blessings.. Dianne

  • I just came across these blocks and I absolutely adore them! They are beautiful. I can’t wait to get started on making my own.

  • I can’t wait to start making these. Super cute.

  • That’s absolutely adorable!!! Thanks so much. 🙂

  • I love this block, it is just so cute!! Thanks so much for this quilt along I am having so much fun doing the embroidery.

  • How absolutely adorable! Love these little birdies – thank you!

  • I bought the same Sunkissed Gray as you did from a seller on eBay…but on the selvedge it just says “solids for Moda”. Does your gray say that or does it say Sunkissed gray? I just want to make sure that the Seller actually gave me the correct shade. Thank you!

  • Happened upon your website via Star Crazy Log. The Birdie BOM is so cute..I am going to try it…now to buy the fabric!
    Thank you!

  • Many, many thanks for this cute BOM.
    Have a good day.
    Martine – FRANCE

  • Oh so cute! Thank you so much 🙂

  • Thank you so much for the pattern for this 2nd block. It looks so pretty.

  • lAny hints on what % to resize block 1 to. Being a PDF It prints out full 8.5 x 11. Way too large for aq 8in. block

  • I printed off block 2 and it has lots of dark everywhere. I can’t really see the true lines through the fabric to trace. Is it just me or has someOne else had the same problem. Love the pattern!!!

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