100 Blocks Vol. 6: Sew Tweet

We hope you enjoyed our 100 Blocks designer blog tour last week. The inspiration and creativity was so fun and amazing!

I love wool applique, so it’s no surprise that I designed my block with wool. Did you know that you can applique wool onto more than just wool? You can use cotton, flannel or just about anything. I used fabrics from two collections called Quilter’s Linen and Stitch by Robert Kaufman. Both fabric lines have some great prints and colors.

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I first made the tree and branch then added the wool bird and leaves. Fusing down the wool first makes the stitching really easy. You can set it down and pick it up anytime and not worry about the pieces falling off or moving around.

I’m envisioning this block with another little bird friend…easy to make by shrinking down the applique pattern.

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Or maybe with another block or two to make tall skinny tree, maybe with a family of birds. Or a nest or a birdhouse? Hmmm, volume 7 maybe?

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What do you envision with this block? Leave me a comment by midnight tonight (11/14/12) MST letting me know which quilt design is your favorite, and I’ll randomly select one lucky winner to receive a copy of 100 Blocks, volume 6 and one 100 Blocks, volume 6 mug. Happy Quilting!

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About Paula

I'm an Associate Editor at Quiltmaker in Golden, CO. I've been quilting for 18 years, including teaching, long arm quilting, designing, and stash building. I also love to read, run, embroider, zentangle, watch Law & Order re-runs and spend time with my family.
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173 Responses to 100 Blocks Vol. 6: Sew Tweet

  1. Cindy says:

    Wool intrigues me right now, so choose the wool bird. Thanks for the chance to win.

  2. Cathy says:

    I love them, it would make a wonderful wall hanging. Thanks for this giveaway.

  3. Stephanie O says:

    Sew Tweet would be very cute for a mug rug. Very cute.

  4. Pamela Rapp says:

    I really like the 4 bird block. Not only would it make a great wall-hanging, it really reminds me of the scene outside my kitchen window since we hung a couple of birdfeeders this summer! I might have to add the feeder . . .

  5. sue t says:

    I like the tall one. It could make a really cute advent calendar if it was taller, using birds, ornaments, leaves, snowflakes, gifts, etc. as little pockets. I even have the perfect spot to hang it so I can admire it while having my morning latte in that awesome mug, lol!

  6. Marilyn r says:

    I see it as a Halloween wallhaning. Have the background like a nigh sky with a bat hanging from the branch of the tree. I guess I’m still in Halloween mode. :-)

  7. Jean Halloran says:

    Love the birds. Have only done one wool project but really enjoyed the ease of traveling with it. Love that mug too!

  8. Debbie Rhodes says:

    I can see this as a family tree… names and birthdates added… one bird as an ornament.

  9. Lola Bryant says:

    I love the red bird, but I like the one with 3 birds in it. And a shower curtain came to mind with several trees with birds, maybe a few birdhouses and even a birdbath and bird feeder. It’s for the birds!

  10. Leigh says:

    A long wall hanging in natural colors – primitive style

  11. Rosalie says:

    I like them all but if I have to choose a favorite I like the top one with the cute red bird.

  12. Leigh says:

    A long wall hanging – in natural colors – kind of a primitive look

  13. Anita Johnson says:

    I like the various birds on the different tree branches. It makes me think of how we should all try to get along in this world. I might add a heart or two on the tree trunk with a special someone’s initials “carved” in it.

  14. Chris says:

    The blocks (especially the one with two birds) would make a lovely children’s quilt.

  15. Linda says:

    The birdhouse idea with a couple of your little birds would be adorable!

  16. Pam Bricher says:

    I think it would be cute as a larger tree with baby birds in various baby colors for a baby quilt.

  17. Jamey says:

    My favorite is the red bird! It reminds me of the pretty cardinals that are in my yard here in the mountains of West Virginia!

  18. Karen says:

    I really like your tall tree version. This could be a great way to fill up space when making a sampler quilt of different sized blocks. I am thinking of where I could hang a framed version of the one bird block. I have been collecting and loving bird print fabrics recently. I could color coordinate this to a quilt recently completed.

  19. RoseYates says:

    I like the long version but it needs a sun or some clouds

    , I would use it as a wall hanging.

  20. Carolyn says:

    Great wallhanging! Really cute!

  21. Gwen W says:

    I like the tall tree with several branches. How about adding a nest?

  22. Kelly Crosby says:

    I love this as a tall, thin wall hanging between my kitchen windows!

  23. Susie McKinney says:

    I like the tall one with the bird family. Maybe a birdhouse block, a few Spring flowers, and an appliqued leaf border! :) Thanks for the contest.

  24. Sheral Brewer says:

    Love block #2 looks like Mom and baby. But all are beautiful.

  25. Beth says:

    Oh, this would be very cute if it was very tall! I could hang it on my tall, skinny walls!

  26. Karlene says:

    I think a wallhanging with several birds in the tree and a cat on the ground looking up at the birds.

  27. lisa m says:

    I think I’d add a nest with a baby bird, and make it the centre of a wall hanging. Even a birth announcement embroidered into the corner. So many great ideas on this list!

  28. Dine Dunder says:

    My favorite is the block with the two birds. Some fun stitching could add alot of interest to the piece.

  29. lindawwww says:

    I like the idea of having more than one bird in the block. I’d like to see a long skinny wall hanging with a large bird family (assorted sizes) just hanging out together.

  30. E. Engman says:

    A wall hanging where the birds are framed by a window–maybe with a cat looking out at them.

  31. Eva says:

    I like the single bird, I would add a nest with several speckled blue eggs. They are all cute. Thanks for the giveaway.

  32. Becky S says:

    Cute block! I love the tall skinny tree with the family of birds. They just need a nest with some eggs in it. Thanks for the fun giveaway.

  33. Jan G. says:

    Oh My this is just up my alley!!! Or tree!!! I love applique and love using wool for it. I like all of them but would go with the longer one and add a few more birds or maybe a butterfly to two!!! Thanks for the chance to see your block and the chance to win a copy of the book and a cute mug!!

  34. I think this block done in wool would look great on pillows on my guest room bed.

  35. Annaleena says:

    I think it would make a nice growth chart for a kid.

  36. Kate says:

    Very cute bird, I like the third design, just needs a cat on the ground watching the birds! Thanks for the chance, didnt win one this tour, now waiting for the stores to put them out.

  37. ANGELA BARGER says:

    I like them all, make them into a quilt, trees of long blocks separated by a blue marbled sky look fabric. Each tree having different birds and some bird nests/houses/feeders scattered around. Already sketching quilt out, thanks for sharing block with different looks.

  38. Linda says:

    I always welcome a bird pattern. My mom always loved watching birds at the feeder from her window. I’d do a mom with a couple babies wallhanging.

  39. Nancy says:

    The long version reminds me of a child’s growth chart. With the long tall tree, one could easily use it for that. You can make it seasonal with more leaves for spring/summer, fall colored leaves to hint at autumn, and of course leafless for winter.

  40. I think it would look nice as an addition to a corner of a quilt to give it a little touch or as an alternate block using different fabrics for the birds.

    Debbie

  41. Kathy H says:

    I like the long version with lots of branches. Or maybe branches on both sides??

  42. Judy A says:

    A little birdhouse may look cute out on a limb. All of your designs are so cute!

  43. Bev Gunn says:

    I see a whole treeful of birdies all making a “twitter”! Love the whimsical nature of your design!

  44. Lee Ann L. says:

    I am liking the bird with the little friend best.

  45. Cathy B says:

    a skinny wall hanging full of cute birds. I really enjoyed the blog tour! thanks

  46. Gina says:

    Cute! How about a catapillar scooting away from the worm?

  47. MarciaW says:

    This block would look good in a columnar style row quilt, perhaps intermixed with some pinwheel or birdhouse blocks in alternating columns. I think of it as a vertical row quilt.

  48. Carrie P. says:

    I like the version with more birds. they are just so cute.

  49. Deanna says:

    Oh, that is a cute block. The bottom design would make such a darling growth chart. Yep, that is what I would have to make with it.

  50. Gun Adrian says:

    A wood with a lot of birds in all kinds of colours!! Wouldn´t that be nice?
    Gun, Sweden

  51. Debbie M says:

    I like the one with a lot of birds on it, that’s like three blocks put together. Really cute!

  52. Laurie P says:

    I love the long quilt version. I would have to add a bird house to it and maybe a squirrel hole with him peaking out. I think the block is very cute and versatile for a lot of different ideas to add to it and enhance it.

  53. Judith says:

    I like the tall one. And I have just the place to hang it. Thanks for the inspiration.

  54. Regina says:

    I like the tall skinny with lots of different birds. Don’t know if I would add a house – or maybe a bird feeder??

  55. Linda says:

    HI! MY FAVORITE IS THE LITTLE ‘RED BIRD BLOCK’! I’D MAKE THESE INTO A NEAT LITTLE BABY QUILT! THANK YOU FOR SHARING!

  56. Karen says:

    I like the 2-bird block the best however, I think a wall hanging, table runner or a lap quilt with both the 2-bird block and the 1-bird block would look great! LOVE the birds!

  57. Barb J says:

    I love how the 100 blocks volumes inspire creativity – there are some great suggestions in the comments! I think I would make a square wallhanging for my office wall using variations on the first two blocks and put sashing in-between. I’d reverse one element in each quadrant – the bird(s) in one, the side of the tree the branch comes out on in another, etc. and probably change the color of the birds in each block.

  58. LizaA says:

    It would make a cute couch pillow for a friend who loves her birds and feeders.

  59. Kathy Gentry says:

    I like the tall, skinny tree with several birds. I would add a cat at the bottom and make a wallhanging. Very cute pattern!

  60. Robbin says:

    I like the tall branch with many birds. I can see it on a narrow wall space with an appliqued “Welcome to Our Nest”. I love birds and have many different items with birds around my house. Thanks!

  61. Beulah says:

    I’m thinking this would be perfect at a family reunion….a tree full of birds then have everyone autograph a bird with their whole name and birthday. I better get busy….summer will be hear before I know it! I would like to see a series of little birds and with whimsical bird houses, feeders and nests.

  62. Rhonda Desgranges says:

    These are really cute blocks. They would be a cute wall hanging. Thanks for the
    chance to win!

    wigglypup2(at)yahoo(dot)com

  63. Rachell R says:

    #2! Mommy and baby bird. But the long one is a cute Springtime wall runner, but add the nest or birdhouse. Maybe some yoyo flowers.
    Thanks!

  64. Paula Jarvis says:

    I love them all! To hard to pick out just one.

  65. Vernon says:

    I’m new to quilting, so I haven’t tried applique myself. I might have to look into a little more.

  66. Lisa Marie says:

    I love the tall tree with the bird family. It could stand alone as a cute wall hanging or could be part of a larger quilt. I always like things with cute little birds!

  67. Sandra Timmons says:

    I like your idea of a very cute wallhanging in a child’s room. So cheerie and cute. Just pefect for a child. Thank you for the wonderful chance to win that priceless magazine and, of course, that mug.

    Sandi T.
    sandit1@sbcglobal.net

  68. Bonnie H. says:

    Love your cute little bird block! I envision making a small wall hanging to use with some children’s bird books during PK-K storytime in the library.

  69. Mary Kastner says:

    I think the one with the big and little bird would make a cute pillow for a baby room
    . Thanks for the chance to win a copy of the new magaZine.

    Mary

  70. Holly says:

    My family knows how much I enjoy birds. Whenever they want to get a gift for me, it often includes birds of some sort. The tall tree version would be my pick for a wall hanging! Fun!!

  71. I like them both. Love the red bird:)

  72. Lynn says:

    I can see a long wallhanging on a skinny wall – the birds would be sitting and flying in different areas of the quilt.

  73. Carol Sc says:

    I like the block with the two birds — then, I can see it with some other blocks and birds scattered throughout. The use of the wool adds a lot of depth to the color.

  74. Jamie says:

    I like the block with the two birds. I could see a quilt with a forest of trees instead of one tall long tree, maybe even with branches going right and left.

  75. kathy h says:

    I love the tall tree with many birds but I would make them in red (my favorite color). Very cute.

  76. Cathryn H says:

    I would make the tree with branches going both ways and a have a whole family of birds sitting on the branches – more of a lap quilt.

  77. Dell says:

    This is one of my favorites. I would love this as a pillow.

  78. Dee says:

    I love the family of birds – it would be a beautiful wall hanging in those small areas that are difficult to put anything into. Then one could make one for each season – spring flowers and green leaves, summer foiliage, fall leaves, and bare limbs with snow.

  79. Patti says:

    Very cute block. My favorite is the one with the three branches and lots of birds. I like the idea (someone mentioned) of using it as a growth chart. Thanks for a chance.

  80. Gill says:

    I have a huge stairwell and a wallhanging of several of these blocks would be perfect!

  81. Emily V. says:

    I like the one with several birds as a wall hanging. All are pretty cute!

  82. Karyn says:

    I like the one with the 3 bird blocks (but 4 birds!) What a great jumping off point!

  83. Becky Greene says:

    I might make a long, skinny wallhanging with an owl on one of the branches, too. Cute block! Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win!

  84. Robyn Brown says:

    I like the first one but I believe that’s because of the colors. It’s so cute.

  85. Tamsyn says:

    I love this block! I think it would make a great wall hanging.

  86. Joan says:

    I love them all they are so cute!
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  87. Dana says:

    I like the block with two birds. I would probably “branch” out and fill an entire tree with these adorable guys. Thanks.

  88. mary jones says:

    I love them all!!! It looks like something I would want to make for a newly wed couple with their names embroidered on each bird’s wing. As their family grows (children) I would make another little bird to add to the branches. A new home… maybe a nest on a branch. This would make a great family keepsake and tradition. Of course I would love to wake every morning and start my day drinking my first cup of tea from that mug in my sewing room. :) )

  89. Leanne says:

    I see the tall tree version of this block as a great growth chart. Just add the height markings on the side of the tree. I’ve been loving all the 100 blocks posts. I can’t wait to see all the blocks when I get my hands on a copy of the magazine.

  90. Bernie S says:

    I would like the tall version of the three blocks. I would like to see three more panels, one for each season — a few bright green leaves for spring, more and darker leaves for summer, colored leaves for autumn and snow for winter. All together in a wall hanging.

  91. Lynne says:

    I can see a gorgeous table runner or my second vision is a tryptich Cause it looks like all the birds from the neighbourhood are gathering for a chat :-)

  92. Maria says:

    I think I will use this block as the base for a growth chart for my 10 month old grandson. Using several blocks (and adding a bird here and there!) as the foot markers and making a block with a birdhouse for the top with his name and birthdate appliqued on the house.
    This is a great block!
    Maria

  93. Joyce Mitchell says:

    I think the tall one would make a great wall hanging – using some bug fabric in the borders. Thanks.

  94. Janet says:

    I think it would make a lovely growth chart for a special child.

  95. Lizzie says:

    I like the longer version! First, I thought it would be great as a table runner, but who would want to spill on that?! So I think instead as a wall hanging with simple nine patch border, for an entyway, would be just darling. You could take it a step further by using a few Christma fabric or colors, and a tiny envelope and tiny Christmas ornaments to the beaks!

  96. SoozeM says:

    I really love the tall version with the 3 branches, I think this would make a great growth chart with a tape measure sewn onto the tree trunk.

  97. DÉ BEM SUCEDIDA says:

    amei este bloco!! suave e delicado.
    em uma colcha infantil com trapunto e quilt livre!!
    eu gostei com uma família de passaros!
    obrigada que benção!

  98. Sandy W. says:

    A quiltlet with two birds appeals to me (but I’d really like the red bird to be included). Great little side table decoration.

  99. Dee W. says:

    I think the block with multiple birds would be better than just one. Maybe have a bird feeder hanging in the tree, with birds perched in it and on it, as well as on the tree branches. Might add a little snow in there somewhere, too. Perhaps a wall hanging would be nice to hang up close to a window. The inspiration for my idea comes from our several bird feeders that have many birds in them, especially in the wintertime.

  100. Barbara says:

    I think this would be cute in a wallhanging.

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