Monday, July 7, 2008

More from the weekend

The holiday weekend was mainly a birdie weekend for me.

I completed 2 more projects to photograph with the finished quilt for my in my In the Leafy Treetops pattern.

The quilt is completed, quilted and pattern written. YAYYY. I am also having the pattern proof read and tested. Nadine is in the process of making birds and she hand pieces. Her work is amazing. I admire those hand piecers out there like Nadine.

Here is a sample of Nadine's work. Everything is done by hand. Isn't it cute. I like how she is taking my idea and making it her own. Isn't that what quilters do!? Yep. Thanks Nadine.

I wanted to make a table runner and show that the birds can be adapted to fall colors and small quilts.

Natalie bought this bag at Gap on a great sale. Its a linen-like fabric. She had the idea to sew the birds on the bag in a little different way. I love how it turned out. Again, I wanted to show some versatility to the idea/pattern.

So, photography is still pending but I'm nearly there. Next month the pattern will be on sale in my Etsy shop and in some fabric stores.

I did have some comments and emails about my flag. I only showed a small piece on my July 4 post, so to answer your questions - the squares are all 2" (finished size). This pattern is also available in my Etsy store. I feel silly saying that when I've pledged to cut spending in July. I'm not pushing it and not to take anything from my idea, but it's a pretty simple pattern/concept. I think its all the different fabrics that make it colorful and attractive.
Thanks for all your sweet comments and support. Our blog has the best blog readers

-nanette

42 comments:

Purple and Paisley said...

your bird quilt is amazing...and you are a sweetie for what you said in your last paragraph...one more reason i'm proud to call you my blogging buddy...=)))

Lola said...

I love the birdies! Leafy Treetops was always my favorite primary song!

Linda said...

I can see there will be birds a flutter everwhere once that pattern hits your etsy store. Such sweet little creatures.

Diane said...

The birds are adorable. I really love the flag. How do you prevent it from fading or do you keep it out of the sun?

Darlene said...

Your birdies are adorable. Nadine's handpiecing is stunning - she does wonderful work.

I'll be anxiously watching for the pattern. :-)

I AM said...

Wow, wow, wow!! i love every single thing in this post. Really though, that table runner blows me away.

Can't wait for the pattern. Nice work!

Julia said...

I love your little bird quilt. I just might have to get the pattern from you. It reminds me of the Primary song. It was one that I remember singing with my Grandma.

May Britt said...

Love those birds. And Nadine have not told me she's making them LOL Have to kick her .... LOL She's been very quiet abot this. Have to look up this beautiful pattern when it is out for sale :)

Nadine said...

Nanette, dear, you make me blush ! It's such a pleasure working on these birdies, and your pattern is working like a breeze !
I'm sure it's going to be a hit when you release it on your Etsy shop :>) You are designing such wonderful patterns that I'm candidate for testing ALL of them !

THANKS again, Nanette, for being confident in my piecing. I'm so grateful. Now, to tell my friends how I could keep this secret ! LOL LOL

XOXOXOXOXOXOXO
NADINE

PamKittyMorning said...

Love these birds, so completely darling in all their forms. You always delight with your projects.

Catherine said...

Oooh -- I love those birdies! That is such a fun quilt - one could make a flock of little quilts, all different coloured birds.

Anina said...

Those little birds are to die for! And I love the flag.

~D Spack~ said...

Cute, Cute, Cute, Cute, Cute!!

Stephanie said...

Great to show the versatility of the birdie! Just love that quilt!!! I know your pattern will be a big seller.

Erin said...

I love how your bird quilt turned out! It's adorable! I wanted to tell you that I'm going to attempt to make the Flag Quilt. Of course...not anytime soon. I have my hands and brain full of Christmas things right now...but I am going to make it! :)

Thimbleanna said...

Oooh, thanks for showing ALL of the flag -- I love it!

eileen said...

I just KNEW those birds would look terrific with a red border! I am definitely going to do that when I get your pattern! Really really love it!! You did a fantastic job.

quiltingnana said...

Can't wait till your bird pattern is published...be sure to mention it when it is available!

Oiyi said...

Love the birdie quilts. And that flag looks amazing.

Lily Boot said...

Oh Nanette - your birdie quilt is so lovely and I am so impressed that you have written the pattern - you are marvellously professional showing the different ways to use the pattern! I too admired your flag quilt - it is definitely my favourite flag quilt - beautiful and obviously the flag, but subtle and traditional. Good luck with finishing up the pattern!

Kari said...

I just came across your blog and I love the quilt. I even put a post up on my blog about it!

Jacquie said...

This is going to be part of my handmade Christmas. My mom would love something with these birdies. I'll be watching for the pattern.

Penny said...

I probably say this to every post I comment on, but YOU are amazing! I absolutely love this little birdie quilt. From their little bodies to the rickrack branch, it is so cute!

Nermal and Kitty said...

I've loved the bird pattern since I first saw it-can't wait to buy it. I'll be first in line! You are so productive, makes me wonder how in the world you do it with your large family. How 'bout writing a how-to manual for the rest of us?
Luv, Nerm

Jody said...

Oh my gosh, I love the birds. Wow! Just beautiful.

amandajean said...

thanks for a full shot of your flag quilt. being a 4th of july baby, I think I will have to add that one to my list of quilts to make.

CJ said...

Those birdies are soooo cute! I love the 'fall' theme with the birdies since Fall is my fave. WOW on the handwork of Nadine! NO WAY that would happen for me. Thanks for the full photo of the flag. Maybe someday....since it is just gorgeous.

Janie said...

Love your little Birds. now that I could do.

Janie in MO

Busty LaRue said...

That runner and that bag are so dang cute!

ayumills said...

Oh my goodness!!
Your creation is absolutely amazing! I love the Lovely birds and the flag is such an original and interesting idea!!! Very cute!!! Looking forward to seeing more of what you create!

Kim said...

I agree that "In the Leafy Treetops" was one of my favorite and the words always come back so easily when we sing it in Primary!

Love the Song, Love the Quilt!!!

The leafy fabric is way cool too!

Mary said...

I'm with Kim ... "in the leafy treetops" is too perfect for the name. You kill me with your productivity. I just thought it was a holiday.

Heleen said...

oh how sweet this birdy quilt is!
great flag to.

Sandy said...

Your little birdies are so stinkin' cute!!

Karen said...

Love your birdies and the flag is OUTSTANDING!!! As always, an inspration! Thanks

Ravenhill said...

I felt compelled to post here too... the birds are so beautiful. I just love it. Well done. You certainly are productive!
~Emily

Karen said...

Love your scrappy flag!

Nan said...

I am totally in love with your birdies - they look wonderful no matter how you use them! It is such a good idea to have the pattern proof read and tested, too. Nadine does beautiful work.
You are a talented lady, Nanette - I can't wait for the pattern!

brigette said...

i LOVE LOVE LOVE that quilt. and the title reminds me of a little song from when i was little!
beautiful flag. thanks for showing it to us!

Erin said...

Oh my goodness, this is gorgeous!! I love love it! I just went straight to your etsy shop and bought the pattern..and the all dressed up one while I was there! Thanks for such beautiful patterins! Erin :)

Madame Samm said...

I am not even American and I would love to make this flag....and the birds can we talk the birds...just tweeeeeeeeeeeeeetful...
blessings madame samm

Em said...

Love the look of this. I made a wonky flag for my father but used strips and teeny squares for the stars. Your exactness shows a lot of precision and patience! Love it!