Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Here it is!

Ta dah, my quilt block for the monochromatic challenge. Surprisingly I had quite a few yellows in my stash. I used some Heather Bailey Nicey Jane, Kafe Fassett, Innocent Crush, and the rosebud one is from my stash from quite a few years ago.

Excuse the loose thread and I think there may have been one of my hairs on one of the other shots!

I was searching wildly for ideas, when I found Little Miss Shabby's Birdie Stitches BOM. I didn't want to participate in that BOM but I used part of the stitch pattern as the centre of the block. A yellow canary was born and I surrounded it with log cabin piecing. Simple but a bit out of my comfort zone as I haven't attempted embroidery for many many many years. I think the bird has a goitre or an "outy" belly button, but other than that I am very pleased with how it turned out. 
I was about 3/4 through the embroidery when I realised I had turned the block on it's side, sigh, so my new design layout will probably have each block in a different orientation. Oh and it's not wonky even though it looks like that in the photo, it was resting on a cushion.
I used a Bella solids white charm square for the centre and the log cabin strips are 2 1/2" wide. 


  1. beautiful! love the embroidery, Marg!

    I hope this doesn't throw you off that the block was turned on it's side - can't wait to see the finished product!!!

  2. This is just lusciously beautiful. I am not a yellow person but this all goes together so beautofilly. You really have an eye for colour. Im not just saying that because I love you either.

    I cant embroider to save myself.

    Turned on side blocks are so very 2011 - you're an innovator and you'll probably start a new trend.

  3. What a great idea to put the little bird in the centre of each block! Inspired! I would never think of that. Keep going - this is going to work out very well.

  4. Love the block and your embroidery looks just fine! I sorted out all my stash yesterday into colour piles and yellow is not big in my cupboard either - it is a colour i really like though - might have to work on that!

  5. I love it especially the embroidery!! haha i went back and looked for your hair after you mentioned it but couldn't see it!

  6. Your birdie is looking all proud with his chest puffed out - you should be proud too this is a gorgeous block.



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