Birdie Stitches

Birdie Stitches Block #3

Birdie Stitches Block #3

And we are ready for Block #3! =)  If you are just now joining in, you can find links to the first two blocks over in my sidebar as well as a quilt layout and supply list. =) 

Birdie Stitches Block #3

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 #3

A couple embroidery notes:  Unless noted I used all 6 strands of floss for my embroidery.  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.

Enjoy!  As always be sure to add your finished blocks to the flickr group! =)

Comments (27)

  • So cute as always! Can’t wait to get my needle into it.

    Can you give the cutting directions for the sashings for the finished quilt? I’d like to cut the strips now and put them aside so I know how much fabric it uses and to make sure I don’t accidentally use it for something else in the mean time.

  • Oh this block is so damn cute – has to be fave so far!!

  • Thank you so much for this beautiful block.

  • Another wonderful block! I can’t wait to start stitching it!!

  • Thanks you for this new block

  • Oooohhh I like this block tooo. All ready to stitch this afternoon. Love the rainbow. Blessings: Dianne.

  • very cute!

  • Tweet! Tweet! Love this birdie!!!!

  • You are KILLING me, this is the most fun I’ve had making a quilt!!! Thanks a ton!!!

  • That is just so adorable!! I love it 🙂

  • I have a layer cake of Sunkissed that I was going to use for another project, but you’ve sucked me in with these cute little birdies! This will be my next big project after I finish a couple other quilts. So cute!!! Thanks so much for the tutorials! 🙂

  • I LOVE it!! Let me at it!!!!!

  • Ce bloc est trop trop beau, j’adore!!! Thank you very much Miss Shaby!

  • Another cute birdie! Love it- thanks for sharing. Oh, and I voted for your pillow at Sew, Mama, Sew since I love love love it and mine didn’t make the cut. Hope you win!!!

  • Oh, that is a SUPER CUTE block. Great job!

  • Merci pour ce nouveau bloc………..Thank you

  • Woo Hoo — love it’s simplicity — lovely little block —thanks again.

  • Darling block! Each one cuter than the last. I finally had time to sort thru my stash so I can start on these. Thank you for sharing your sweet patterns.

  • OMG….beautiful! I emailed you earlier to sign up for this stitch-along but when I got home from work and read further into your web site, I figured it all out! Wonderful….I will start this weekend! I have 7 days of spring holidays next week so will be happy to stitch all week long and get caught up to the rest of you! We have a snow storm coming in tomorrow, maybe I will be stuck at home? snicker, snicker

  • OK! I just have to say that I am in LOVE!!! My girlfriend just forwarded this site on to me today and I am tickled pink! I just finished a block quilt with the moda Sunkissed fabric and I have been looking everywhere for embroidering patterns to make the quilt complete. Who knew that you already had the same wonderful idea!! I sew can’t wait to show this to my daughter as we are going to work on embellishing this quilt together. IN LOVE! Thank you!!

  • Thanks for the great block! I posted mine on my blog~ 🙂

  • Hi,
    I hope it is ok to start this late! I just love it!

  • These are so cute. I am working on the second one, almost done. I can’t wait to start the third.
    Thanks for these.
    Vickie

  • I just found your site and LOVE LOVE LOVE it!!!!!

    I feel the start of something new coming tomorrow! Thanks!!!!!

  • […] is stitched up and done! If you don’t know about this stitch-along, you can read up about it here. Little Miss Shabby has come up with the cutest drawings. Can’t wait to see what the rest of […]

  • I found your website a couple of weeks ago. Just finished the first one and am working on getting my blocks all sewn together before I start embroidering the second. I was wondering if you suggest using something like fabric tac to make sure that the french knots do not come loose or if perhaps sewing a fabric interfacing to the back would work. What do you think?

  • Just found your website! You have really cute patterns–thank you for sharing!

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