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Birdie Stitches Block #10


Birdie Stitches Block #10

Goodness–I can’t believe that we are already on Block #10 and that it is October–this year has really zipped by, hasn’t it!?  Next Sunday, my youngest daughter, Elonie, turns 3–can you belive it?  The same age Chloe was when Elonie was born–I can hardly believe that!

For Block #10 we’ve got our little birdie with some pumpkins and a few spiders…now, I hate spiders so…I completely understand if you prefer to leave them off of your embroidery–I would never have believed that I would have a quilt with spiders on it!


Birdie Stitches Block #10

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 #10

(Note:  If you ever have trouble with the size your pattern is printing out at, be sure that your page scaling is set to “none’ prior to printing)

A couple embroidery notes:  I used 6 strands of thread for all of the embroidery.  This pattern incorporates a simple back stitch and french knots.  For the spider bodies, I used a satin stitch(I opted not to pad or outline).  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–I really enjoy seeing them!

Comments (25)

  • This is just as sweet as can be!! How do you do it, with little ones to care for?

  • i’m in love. this is my favorite block yet. thank you corey for another cute block.

  • I really like this block! Very Cute! I only found this BOM 2 months a go; but am almost caught up…they are turning out so cute!

  • LOVE! I got up early for my garage sale this morning and luckily it was slow enough for me to get in here and look at Octobers block! Thanks for another great one! 🙂

  • thank you for sharing your birdie stitches pattern. I love all your pillows. you have a real talent for putting fabrics together that look awesome! thanks for sharing! Holly

  • Love it. I will even put the spiders on it!!
    ps are you doing a BOM for next year with embroidery?

  • I love spiders! They eat the other bugs. =) I love this block, too. Thanks!

  • Thank you for another lovely block. You are so creative. I’m always anxious to see what is coming next.

  • How cute!! Those spiders are “cute as a bug”- got to love ’em. 🙂

  • P.S.-I REALLY like Mary’s idea of you doing this next year!!! This has been lots of fun!! 🙂

  • thank you for this very special b o m….so october is a birthday month for you too? our boys were born on the 6th and the 8th(one year apart!)..grand children are the 14th and 24th(twins) and one anniversary on the 3rd…

  • Corey, thanks so much for sharing this darling block! I’ve loved them all, but this one is a favorite w/ those cute little pumpkins 🙂
    Yes, those little ones grow up when you’re not looking! Just savor every stage, every minute, every word b/c before you know it, you’re packing them off to college!

  • Lovely block – thanks for keeping us all happy in our stitching!

  • Ha I can’t believe its Block 10 either I only found you at Block 9. Love your design though. Thanks for sharing. Happy Stitching. Chrisb.

  • Love this BOM, love this block, will even stitch the spiders as my son says “You have to , Mom!!”…thanks for taking the time to give us all this wonderful gift!

  • Oh another darling block! I found this BOM in April and last night finished my September block, so I’m finally caught up with you – such fun!

  • Thank you for another cute block. I am actually keeping up with your BOM. I love the little birdies.

  • So cute! My second favorite so far.

  • I love this month’s block! I’m way behind and still stitching July fireworks, but I will catch up. I promise!

  • I’ve always heard that a little spider embroidered or sewn into your work brings good luck. So, there ya go!

  • Another winner! Fortunately, I am keeping up with these darling blocks. Thanks, again……

  • The pumpkins are GREAT! I’m still working on September, but I am really looking forward to October’s block. I’m not sure if the spiders will stay…

  • Ohhh!
    I am equal to you!
    Fully arachnophobic!
    Thank you for allowing us not embroider! Hahaha!
    Thank you very much for sharing with us every block!
    I enjoy embroidering your designs!
    A hug!

  • This project has been so much fun. I am making it for my daughter who is due in seven days with a little girl. My grandson helps make the templates and everyone has made a stitch or two to have their work part of the quilt. What a very talented lady you are and thank you for sharing your patterns. We kept the quilt a secret for so long but then we couldn’t stand it anymore because they were so cute we had to show my daughter the surprise.

  • Love the new block. I just realized that I had not started my October block yet, I don’t know where the time goes. I will have to get right to it.

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