Birdie Stitches Embroidery

Birdie Stitches Block #12

Block #12

Our last Birdie Stitches block folks!  This month our birdies are celebrating Christmas. =)

Block #12

 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 #12

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.

I hope that you have all enjoyed my Birdie Stitches patterns!  I have enjoyed designing and sharing them with all of you. =)

I will share the quilt finishing instructions soon so keep an eye out. =)

Comments (46)

  • Thanks so much for this lovely series of stitcheries…

  • Delightful!! Thanks so much.

  • Hi! Greetings from Finland! Your quilts are so fantastic! It’s so nice to find other quilters all around the world! 🙂

  • very nice! i have enjoyed watching these birdies come to life all year! 🙂

  • Little Miss Shabby,
    Thank you EVER so much for the wonderful patterns. I rarely finish anything, but I have looked forward to today as I have completed every block to date. I can’t wait to put them all together. I’ll be sure to send photos when I finish.

  • Fabulous block to finish up the year. I have loved doing these little embroidered birdies and cannot wait to finish up my quilt. I am making a queen size quilt because I chose to do a scrappy one and it just used up more scraps!! Thank you so much for sharing. It was so fun to look forward to each month. You have the most adorable ideas and I love following your blog. Thanks for a great year.

  • What an adorable block, can’t wait to do this one!!

  • Thank you for this BOM! I have saved them all, but haven’t started it yet. :-/

  • Thank you for the December block! And a big thank you for all of the blocks!! I’m behind a few month but have them on my list for next year. All of your designs have been so cute.

  • Thank you so much for all of the wonderful blocks. They are so fun and I can’t wait to put my quilt together.

  • Absolutely wonderful. Much to my dismay, I did not discover your wonderful blog until a few months ago and one of your birdie stitches patterns was blogged. I was so excited when I saw it, just looking at it made me happy. So, I have downloaded them all and will start in January after the holidays. I went to Houston with Birdie Stitches in mind. Thank you so much. I enjoy your blog so much. Happy Holidays to you and your family.

    Quilting in Texas

  • Thank you so much again Corey! This last one is adorable as usual. I’m starting on it today! I can’t wait to put my blocks together!

  • Thankyou so much . I have truly enjoyed your designs . Tonight is the night !! block 12

    I wonder if little birdie will be busy again

  • Such a cute block. I’m going to work hard to get caught up. This has been a fun series. Thanks!

  • THANK YOU so much for sharing your patterns with everyone. I’ve yet to start mine but it’s on my TO DO list for next year. loved seeing how everyone completed theirs a little bit different. love ’em! THANKS again.

  • have soooo looked forward each month to your “Birdies” and will do this one so the quilt can be quilted befor the new year! Thank’s again and have a wonderful Holiday season!

  • That block is adorable!!!

  • Very cute. I have sure enjoyed stitching these up. Thank you!

  • I loved stitching these blocks. They make me laugh – Thanks for sharing with all of us.

  • Thank you so much for designing and hosting this stitch/sew along. It has been a lot of fun. Happy holidays!

  • Thank you for these “Little Birdie” blocks – they are so cute and I’ve loved doing the embroidery. Can’t wait to put them all together after the holidays! What will I do after that? Will you do another BOM? It has really given me something to look forward to and enjoy each month. Thank you so much – you are one talented lady!

  • i want to add my thank-you …..the little birdies are so precious…hope to start work on this bom soon…..again …thank you for sharing….

  • Thank you so much for sharing these darling birdies every month. I still have to do several from the beginning of the year and then I will be caught up. I have used the same fabrics and floss colors and it will brighten my winter as I finish them!

  • So darn cute! I have loved this BOM…thanks a ton for sharing it with us.

  • thank you so much, lovely birdies ( I love birdies) and so darn cute.

  • I have so enjoyed these! Thank you for sharing them.

  • Thank you so much for all of these Corey. It has been so much fun.

  • These BOM’s have been a sweet pleasure!! I thank-you very much for all these patterns which have been so generously shared.
    I will complete this month, assemble & then I am treating myself to a terrific longarm quilter who will make the quilt sing!
    I must admit I did change the November one as we Canadians have our Thanksgiving earlier. I am not an artist but managed a squirrel who is giving Birdie an acorn & above I stitched”kindness matters”.

  • Thank you for all the sweet patterns. This will be my first project for the New Year!

  • Even though I’ve gotten a bit behind, I hate to see this series end. It’s been such fun!

  • I have just traced the Christmas birdies to fabric and will stitch tonight. It have given me to much fun to make these 12 blocks that I can only say THANK YOU.

  • Thanks for a cute set of embroideries this year. I looked forward to see them at the first of each month. I appreciate the effort. Kathie L in Allentown

  • Thanks for a year of stitching fun!

  • Just want to thank you for these adorable embroideries. I love to have hand
    work on my lap as I watch television in the evenings and these have been really fun to do. I waited each month in anticiption to see what new little birdie was coming my way. You are so generous to share your creations with us.

  • Thank you so much for this wonderful and exciting BOM!

  • I’ve thoroughly enjoyed the Little Birdie! I started late, and I’m a bit behind, but I’m finishing the Little Birdie this week. Mahalo for giving us all something super fun and creative to look forward to at the beginning of each month! Can’t wait to see what ’12 brings! 🙂

  • Corey, Thanks for your adorable patterns- Birdie Stitches & complimentary pattern Sunny Trails. I have pieced both and I luv them! Your talent and generosity amaze me…keep creating.

  • Thank you for a year of birdies! I can’t wait to see what’s next… Have a wonderful Christmas and Holiday Season!

  • I have looked forward to working on these blocks every month! Thanks for your creative generosity!

  • A big Thanks to you for sharing this series. It is just precious!!!
    Happy Holidays to you & yours. Many Blessings

  • I have to add my thank you along with everyone else here…these blocks have been waaaay too fun and cute. Thank you for bringing such happiness and creativity to each month… it was so nice to look forward to a surprise on the 1st. AND, they were never disappointing–each time I was tickled with how cute the new design was! You made it so fun. Thank you for sharing your talent with us. I will be hoping for a new BOM in 2012….

  • Thank you! Thank you! this has been a fun stitching journey through 2011.
    Looking forward to seeing your completed hanging.

  • just wondering how to quilt this one??

    I am all done with the blocks–will cut the sashing and border during christmas break but how shall I quilt it??

    I hand quilt so I will be pondering this for the next few days….

  • Hi Corrie! Just wondered if you could tell me where I can find the measurements for the block sashings and border? I’m hoping to get my quilt finished ASAP so I can gift to my MIL for her birthday in Feb!! Thanks xxx

  • Hi, Just finished quilting and binding my Birdie Stitches. Just love it, its so cute. Sure hope you have a new one for 2012. Thanks again for the free cute design.

  • Thank you thank you. I will be doing these. Now that 2013 is here and we have winter. This is my project for the couch and lap quilt to keep warm.
    I am working on a 45×60 quilt with a house and a winter scene on it. Started last year and still not done. These go faster and I would much rather work on something like this. Thanks again.

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