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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! =)

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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! =)

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Birdie Stitches Block #1

Birdie Stitches Block #1

Happy New Year!

 I am so excited to be sharing the very first block of my Birdie Stitches Block of the Month quilt. =)  I can’t wait to see all of the fun blocks that will be showing up over in theflickr group.

12.5" x 12.5" Block #1

 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 BOM Pattern #1

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 you all have fun with this block!  I had so much fun designing it as well as the blocks to come.  I’d love to see your blocks in the flickr group if you’d like to share. =)

Happy Stitching!

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Birdie Stitches Layout

I’ve had some of you wondering about the layout for this quilt–so, I’ve decided to let you in on it. =)  You can see my plan for the quilt–it will finish at 52×66.  Now, no more sneak peeks until the reveal on January 1st–I can’t wait! =)

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Birdie Stitches Supply List

Supply List:
Fabrics
(I am using Moda’s Sunkissed fabric line)
Jelly Roll or Layer Cake(if you want some extra–handy for pieced backs)
(OR)
2 Charm Packs(not as much left over)
2 yds. solid Fabric for block centers and sashwork/border (I am using Sunkissed Gray Solid 5448-15)
1 yd. Fabric for outer border
1/2 yd. Binding Fabric
3 1/2 yd. Backing Fabric
DMC Floss (Sunkissed Coordinates)
I picked up a skein of each color–I will be adding more as I go.  I will be using all 6 strands for my embroidery.
#801 (brown)
#472 (green)
#712 (cream)
#745 (yellow)
#962 (pink)
#3854 (orange)
I am also using the color Lunar Eclipse from Crescent Colours which is a shade of gray.  You can choose to substitute this for a DMC gray.
The finished quilt dimensions are approx. 52×66.