Friday, March 20, 2015

My Lovely Birds - Tree Bird Blog Hop


We recently moved to sunny central Florida. Need to learn the area and where best to get out door shots of my quilts.


The area is beautiful, Water and plants everywhere.


My big problem is that while it's all beautiful it's all overwhelming and not meant for background for small things.


This is a picture of one of several trees that were in what I thought would be a wonderful location.


Anyway back to the quilt.  I am not generally a panel person because I don't have a big imagination regarding what to do with them. But the panels in this line  Beautiful Birds  at Elizabeth's Studio designed by Tracy Lizotte



immediately made me think of one of my favorite go to blocks, Garden Fences. 
The block is generally a square but I didn't want to cut off any of the detail so I recalculated the block and away I went.


My backing is 2/3 of that wonderful polka dot and 1/3 Kona White.


A little more scenery


And as good a close up as I could fit on the screen.

I finished the quilt, the only thing I planned on making for this hop, with a couple of days to spare. 
Once I finished it I determined that it would be a great quilt to contribute to the 2015 Hands To Help Charity Quilt Challenge - see the button on my side bar.


More Scenery

I then thought that I had another panel of Bird Houses from this line that would make up into a great kid quilt for the Challenge too.


I managed to get the top finished in time for the photo shoot. The entire line is very peaceful to look at.  Really not kid oriented at first glance. But I personally think that if you add enough polka dots to anything a kid will love it. 


You really can't see them all but the blue and yellow boxes are dottie fabrics.
I'm pretty sure when I get around to backing it, there will be more dots of some kind or another.

Now to the important stuff,  thank yous... Madame Samm our lead cheerleader and Lana the cheerleader for this hop have both been marvelous at keeping us on track and motivated.

Please take the time to go and visit all of today's hoppers, so much talent. See the list below.

Oh and if you are interested in my left over bird fabric I will be having a give away. I will pick a name from the comment list from those of you who mention that you would like it.  I'll ship worldwide.

Friday, March 20

Thanks for stopping by.

62 comments:

  1. THESE ARE GORGEOUS! The work in these is WELL DONE! You really did showcase them so well and the patterns you used are PERFECT! If I were a little girl, I would love the birds as much as the polka dots!!!!

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  2. THESE ARE GORGEOUS! The work in these is WELL DONE! You really did showcase them so well and the patterns you used are PERFECT! If I were a little girl, I would love the birds as much as the polka dots!!!!

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  3. Beautiful quilts and going to wonderful causes to boot! I would love to be in the drawing, love leftovers, lol! Thank you for sharing.

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  4. and you had time to do all that...welll they are beautiful... great causes from a tweet heart

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  5. Busy lady and beautiful quilts. They will be absolutely loved.

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  6. Nice quilts! Lovely location too, (do you now live in the Villages?) area looks so familiar to where I go to visit my Mom.
    Love the layout of your garden fences bird quilt. Beautiful!

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  7. Beautiful quilts, and I know they will be well loved. Thanks for sharing.

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  8. Your Bird Projects are so TWEET!!! Please forgive me for not posting. I tried until 2 a.m. to get my bird pics to upload to my computer but no luck. I hope everyone will understand. I like to keep my commitments.
    Gmama Jane

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  9. These quilts will be loved. I like how you used the panel. Of course I would use your leftovers.

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  10. I especially love the layout of the first quilt -- such a great way to highlight the bird print! I would love to have your scraps to make a bird project myself. Thanks for sharing!

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  11. Wow, two quilts. Both lovely. You did a great job.

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  12. love your quilt...and thank you for the giveaway!!!,

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  13. Your two quilts are awesome! How nice of you to donate them!!!! I like the pic with the lake in the background. I am a little jealous of the beautiful weather you have:). The garden fences pattern is perfect for the fabric panel!

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  14. What a perfect way to used the panels and beautiful quilts!

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  15. I love birds, yes, I would love your scraps. your two quilts are so very pretty. I would love to make something with birds this summer. thanks for sharing and inspiring

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  16. Your quilts are gorgeous! What perfect blocks for the panels!

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  17. Beautiful use of those panels... your patterns highlight them perfectly. And how nice that you will be donating to charity!

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  18. That looks beautiful. The colors are so pretty and the quilt design is perfect for those panel prints.

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  19. I would like the leftovers.

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  20. You really made use of that panel by creating two beautiful quilts. They look amazing! I love all that scenery, too!

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  21. Wonderful work down there in central Florida. I love birds and would love to have your leftovers!

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  22. I love what you did with the panel. Looks so cute!

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  23. Wow, I love your blue and yellow quilt. What a great way to show off those cute little panel prints! Someone is going to be thrilled to get that one! Fun little polka dot one for the kids too! So now that your all settled into your new home, are you ready for company???? Got that spare room ready? tee hee

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  24. I would love it! We love birds and have 5 feeders up all year long. The projects in the hop have been beautiful.
    patsystitch@gvtc.com

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  25. This is so pretty - yellow is my favorite color. :) blessings, marlene

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  26. Lovely work! What quilter wouldn't want more fabric! Thanks for having a give-away!

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  27. Gorgeous quilts. Recipients will love them. Thanks for the give-away.

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  28. Both quilts turned out really pretty! And I would love a chance to win your leftover fabrics as I wasn't able to find any here.

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  29. Hi Tink's Mom!! Wow great quilts!! And the scenery isn't bad wither. LOL. I really the pattern you used for the first birdie quilt. It was really generous to make and give to well deserving charities. They will bright up some one's day. Thank you for sharing with us and for the chance to win the pretty pieces that you have left over.

    Toodles,
    Tricia

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  30. You are most definitely right! Add enough dots and every child will like the quilt.

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  31. I would enjoy winning and using your bird scraps.

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  32. Both quilts look fantastic. Wonderfully generous of you to donate them.

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  33. Both of your Tree Bird Quilts are stunning and how very generous of you to donate them to charity. Blessings Dear. Thank you sew very much for Tree Bird Hopping and participating. Creative Bird Bliss...

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  34. Your quilt turned out just gorgeous! And I love the child-sized quilt top you made with the remaining panels. Lovely!

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  35. Love your quilt! And I would love your leftovers. Nancy A: rangerer@sbcglobal.net

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  36. They are both beautiful! I especially like the first one and I know what you are saying about tring to find the right scenery shot. I think it looks great!

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  37. Love the garden fence block around the bird prints - really shows them off. And how fun is the spotty, dotty fabric on the second quilt. Whoever receives them will be so blessed and happy. Awesome!

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  38. Whomever receives these quilts will surely chaise them, Beautiful work !

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  39. Your quilts are beautiful! Love the pattern of the quilt you choose to do, it works so nicely with the panels.

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  40. i have lots of uses for bird fabrics and would love your leftovers, your birdie quilts are wonderful.

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  41. You did a great job with your projects. Thanks for sharing. I would love your leftover fabrics!

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  42. Lovely quilts Selina. I think birds would appeal to all ages, so there will be a couple of lucky people when they receive your quilts
    Judy

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  43. What a nice quilt. Love the blue and yellow combo.

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  44. Beautiful projects... Love the colours of the first quilt!! Please put my name in the hat I'd love to make something with this fabric too!!! Thanks for sharing in the hop!!

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  45. What could be better than a bird on a garden fence? nothing! thanks for sharing your projects!

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  46. Your quilts are so pretty! and Florida! wow! I love Florida! Hope you enjoy living there.

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  47. I have one panel no ideas. Your garden fence quilt might me the one for my panel. Love your photo shoot background!

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  48. Thank you for your generous heart; donating a quilt after all that work is truly bighearted. I love that first quilt - Garden Fences - a new pattern to me and one I will remember.

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  49. what a lovely quilt! great photo shoot location.

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  50. I love how you framed each section of the panel. Your work is beautiful on both quilts!

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  51. I love both of your quilts. Thanks for sharing. Blessings Sandra

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  52. Polka dots rule! Your garden maze quilt is beautiful and I love the scenic shots of green growing things, all is white here! The quilt really showcases the fabric. Thank you.

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  53. Hi Selena. I do not need any additional bird fabric but I did want to tell you that I love your quilts! Nice scenery.

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  54. I love the block you did with the panel. And I so agree, you can't go wrong with Polka dots. :) Thank you for sharing. Have fun getting to know your new home.

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  55. Love how your quilt turned out using the panels. Great job.

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  56. Morning Selina, I've been trying to reach you for the Have A Latte blog hop. Just making sure your getting my emails. :-)

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  57. Great use of colours and I love polka dots too! I really like the effect of the fence block on your first quilt!

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  58. I'm visiting from Confessions of a Fabric Addict. I think the birds look super. You set them nicely. Lovely scenery, too.

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  59. What a super way to feature those birds -- beautiful quilts!

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