Saturday, March 24, 2012

Folk Art Bird and More Quilting!

Last week I was one of the lucky winners of a giveaway hosted by Jill of Untie the Ribbons. Jill makes wonderful folk art characters and wool textile pieces. Her blog is worth following, she always has wonderful ideas and inspiration for fiber artists.

This is what I won, a wonderful folk art bird. Is this not the most wonderful piece. So much detail and such a unique creation, I really love it and have it hanging so my guests will see it when they enter the house.



Today I took a trip the the folk art quilt store. I realized I needed some light neutrals for backgrounds and fillers, so I picked some fabrics out, that I thought would work with different types of projects. The ones on the right are going into a civil was piece. I will be doing some ladies with appliqué and civil war print dresses, so these colors will go into the background. There is blue in the print, and that will work well with the americana theme.


And then I worked on some new blocks, this time I got them right and like the fabrics I used. So, here are four of them and one design that can be made with them. They look a bit brighter with the flash.The middle blocks are black.




9 comments:

Jacque. said...

That bird is too fun(ny!) And, your blocks are very nicely done. YAY!

Allie said...

That bird is DARLING - and I love your blocks, well done! I hope you're feeling better, too!

LenZie said...

What funny little bird,thou very cutd indeed. Love the way you made the creation you won. You always do such wonderful work. LenZie
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moosecraft said...

That little birdie is a cutie! Can't wait to see what you stitch up with the neutrals... looks like you had a fun time in that store! :-) Beautiful blocks! They fit together so nicely! Would be a perfect mini quilt.

A Primitive Place ~ Tammy said...

Congratulations on the adorable win.

I'm loving the colors chose for your quilt block.
Gorgeous!!

Hugs,
Tam

Whimsey Creations said...

Thanks for the kind words and so glad you liked the birdy. I love your quilt block - the colors are really pretty!

Firecracker Kid said...

What a clever little creation using pencils too.
Love the reproduction civil war fabrics.
Carol

ihook2 said...

Cute little bird. You did a great job on your blocks-can't wait to see them together. Love your new fabrics. Don't know how you get so much done!!
Pam

Anna said...

looks like one of the birds that bangs into my windows! lol I love the color combination in the block!