Friday, April 10, 2009

I have sewn a bit...I know it's hard to believe..


While I have been down vacationing in Pawleys Island I was able to spend a couple of hours with my friend Marilyn. We skipped down to the Quilter's Cottage in Garden City. LOVE it! While we were browsing...one gal that was working mentioned she was making a quilt with Objects of Desire fabric by Moda. They didn't have the pattern (it was on order). She ran home and brought the quilt back to show us. Of course I didn't have my camera...Geesh! Anyhow, Marilyn and I fell in love with the quilt. I think it is the fabric...the pattern itself wouldn't have done a thing for me. So here are 8 of the 9 fabrics we bought....you only need 5/8 yard of each. The pattern is Big Birdie by Barbara Brandenburg. Say that 3 times fast!
I did get back to the store 2 days later and get the pattern and I took the picture above with my cell phone....it doesn't do a thing for the quilt...as it is cute and fun in person.
So needless to say Marilyn and I spent the afternoon cutting 12.5 inch circles, and 19 inch squares from our fabrics. I have all my fusible pieces made and ready to be fused. I am waiting to buttonhole stitch until I get home so the entire quilt will be made on one sewing machine.
I have sewn many more projects these last few days but I can only show the Fat Quarter Shop's BOM block 10. The rest are kind of a secret...until the projects are complete....



10 comments:

Wilma NC said...

Love the birdies!!!

Dandelion Quilts said...

Those birdies are darling!

rachel griffith said...

cuteness.

i just bought some objects of desire too.
SO much prettier in person than online.
{i still don't care for the shoe print though.}

Carla said...

Just love that fabric!! You do so many cute things I'm jealous.

PunkiePie said...

What a cute birdie quilt! Would make a great wallhanging. I just love it.

Connie W said...

You've been keeping very busy with lots of pretty projects made from such pretty fabrics. Your blog is looking great!

Thimbleanna said...

That birdie quilt is adorable! Hope you're having a great weekend!

Jilly's Space said...

I LOVE the birdie quilt..I may need to seek out that pattern..too cute!

julia said...

Hi Vickie,
I'm glad you've had a great vacation & actually got some sewing done...
Barbara's design is so sweet - but so is your newest MBS project, the blocks are so cute.
I've done my FQS BOM block too - wow, ten months passed so fast. I'm glad I already signed up for the next one ;o)
Happy Easter,
Julia

Vickie said...

I love the Big Birdie quilt! Can't wait to see yours!