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. Tammy Hempel says:

    I love the block!! Now I am confused. I just came from Quiltmaker and they sent me here for another chance to win another magazine. The contest question is crossed out but the leave a reply is still open. So is there another giveaway?

  2. Judy says:

    A kids growth chart would be so cute…or focal point of a cute quilt.

  3. arlette says:

    I see a tall scale for kids :)

  4. Roxanne Hartwig says:

    A Christmas wallhanging of just red birds like Cardinals would be so adorable!

  5. Elma Lutman says:

    I like the one with the three’s birds. Think it would make s really cute lap quilt. Thanks for the chance to win.

  6. Kelly Cline says:

    Really cute! I would make it as a pillow.

  7. Hueisei says:

    I think it will look cute as a mug rugs :)

  8. Michelle says:

    The Sew Tweet would be perfect for an iPad cover :)

  9. Regina says:

    It’s good for a baby quilt: I have to do one more for my 3. grandchild!!!

  10. Judi Martin says:

    I like alot of branches and alot of birds, make it an entire family

  11. Sher7753 says:

    I love the tall tree with the bird family. How about a bird bath added to the scheme of things? It could stand alone as a cute wall hanging or could be part of a larger quilt. Birds remind me of Springtime. Thanks for the chance to win.

  12. Connie says:

    I love the tree FULL of birds…lots of chirps!

  13. Carol W says:

    I like the elegant simplicity of the original one-bird version.

  14. Linda says:

    I like them all but my favorite is the one with two birds. I think a mug rug would be really cute using this. Thanks for the giveaway, I like all the 100 Blocks mags and the cup is great!

  15. Maureen Terblanche says:

    This is a wonderful wall hanging for a childs room with the measurements up the left side to measure their growth – like their own little “growth chart” Because of the little birds it is for any age or gender. Great idea, thank you.

  16. Gloria Bruce says:

    A great wallhanging and a perfect block for vol.7

  17. Margaret Schindler says:

    I think I would like to make a whole tree of birds as a wall hanging. I think I would make it a family tree and embroider names by each bird

  18. janita says:

    I like the family idea…. the more the merrier. I could be a grow chart maybe with some more creativity. Thanks for a chance to win. Janita

  19. Debi T says:

    Make that wall

  20. Debi T says:

    This would make a cute wall hanging on my skinny was.

  21. Marilyn snow says:

    Cute Birds!! I like the one with multiple branches and several birds.

  22. I would like to see the two birds with a nest and. A baby bird in it.

  23. Nancy B from Many LA says:

    This is cute! My last name is Bird, so I can see me doing a family tree! Pun intended!

  24. ritainalaska says:

    i♥bird blocks! a child’s quilt with all three blocks would be so cute! one long block with the other two beside it … you could gussy it up with sashing and cornerstones and or rick rack and borders – whatever catches your fancy.

  25. Nancy D. says:

    I like the tall skinny tree with multiple branches. Really cute idea!

  26. Lauren aka Giddy99 says:

    yeah, like the other folks, I think it’s a perfect growth chart! It would be lovely as a wall hanging, too (could be made specific to one season, or have one “block” for each season).

  27. Pat V. says:

    These birdies are so cute! I think a long, thin wall hanging of a treeful of birds would look fab in my kitchen.

  28. Judy1522 says:

    I like the tall skinny tree but would still need to put a red bird on it somewhere. I can see it being used as a wall hanging.

  29. Chris P says:

    The little birdies are so cute, I can think of too many things to do with them. As others have said, multiples for a growth chart, a little wall hanging, table runner. I think I would make up a wall hanging of four blocks and add additional touches to suit the season. Spring, nice pastels, Summer, some R/W/B, Fall, autumn colors and falling leaves and Winter, a nice red bird with holly springs and snow. Thanks for a chance to win.

  30. Patricia Hersl says:

    Love the tall tree. I’m seeing a forest!

  31. Jo says:

    I love the idea of the birds. Bigger, smaller, taller tree, great skinny wall hanging for that space where nothing else fits.

  32. This would be adorable as a family of birds wall hanging given to a new mother-to-be for her baby’s room!

  33. Sandy A in St. Louis says:

    I like the two birds together. They look like they are having a good “chirp” about the neighbors! :)

  34. Robin J says:

    A 4 seasons series of wall hangings. The block done with background and branch reflecting the seasons.

  35. Wendy says:

    Very cute! I like the longest version. I think it would make a cute wall hanging for a child’s height measurements. Might have to add a few more branches!

  36. Shelia Thompson says:

    Just took a design class Tuesday night. We were to design a quilt using a panel in the center. This square (rectangle of the multiple birds) would be so cute in the middle and designed around to be a baby quilt or a full size quilt for a bird lover. I like it! Think I’ll make one.

  37. Susan Jacobs says:

    This issue took me 6 stores to find enough for myself and my friends. I love all the blocks! One of which is done by my first quilting teacher. Thanks for such a fabulous issue. Who would think the local grocery store would carry this book.

  38. Sue Monsey says:

    I think this would make a darling growth chart.

  39. Kay Ahr says:

    I like the version that is tall and skinny. I think it would make a great door hanging. I have french doors from my foyer into my kitchen. Sure would be fun to hang those birds on that tall skinny tree on one of those skinny french doors.

  40. Angy says:

    Actually I love them all.. but if I have to pick a favorite – I’ll go with the multiple birds – after all, everyone needs a friend. Cute idea and fun. Thank you.

  41. Alyce Weidner says:

    I think I would use all of them, make a cute quilt with the different panels, use all different colors for birds even some with patterns on it would be really cute, thanks for the idea, I think I will “steal” it and make one for myself!!! I love birds and think this would look great in my reading room, a little throw for my lap while I read!!

  42. jmniffer says:

    I like the idea of a long skinny wallhanging; maybe a bird house of feeder on it too.

  43. Kathy says:

    I like the tall skinny tree with a family of birds!! I have never tried wool applique and this block is really tempting me to finally give it a try! Thanks for the chance to win the magazine and mug!

  44. Diana M says:

    I like the 3 branch design best. Adding a cat at the bottom of the tree would be perfect for me (owner of 4). This would make a great wall hanging in a baby’s nursery and I like the idea of several people saying to add a growth chart to the side. Adorable.

  45. Diana says:

    Of course I love the little birds and especially the tall Bird Apartment. Thanks!

  46. Kay Gilbreath says:

    I like them all but like the long one the best. I would add the red bird to this group and use it as a wall hanging. Really do like this.

  47. Laurie Evans says:

    I love bird quilts and birds in quilts. I especially love cardinals. So if I were to make these blocks, the birds would probably all be made in shades of red. :)

  48. Deborah Plum says:

    I envision birdfeeders, birdhouses. and birdbaths with a few cloud blocks mixed in. Your blocks are very inspiring! My favorite is the first with the red bird. Love to
    read through the 100 Blocks for new ideas and just enjoying some quiet time to daydream. Thank you for the chance to will the newest inspiration!

  49. Kathy says:

    This would make a cute baby or young childs quilt.

  50. Carol says:

    I would make the long one into a growth chart.

  51. Heide says:

    My vote would be for a wallhanging. However, I do like Susan C.’s idea of a growth chart for her granddaughter’s room. Thanks for the giveaway!

  52. Donna says:

    I like the longer one. It would look great on a long skinny wall or as a table runner.

  53. A pretty wall hanging or a lovely quilt for a bird lover.

  54. Janet Frank says:

    I, too, think of a child’s growth chart….really cute!

  55. Susan C says:

    I like the tall tree with multiple branches and birds. It sure would be cute as a growth chart in my granddaughter’s room.

  56. Anda says:

    I love the multiple birds and would have loved to make it a growth chart for when my boys were little so long ago! awolk at rogers dot com

  57. Melody Hudson says:

    I love the multiple birds blocks. I envision this block as a table runner for the dining room. Perhaps add a bird feeder and a border of serger crochet in white to frame the runner. Love it!

  58. Paula Abney says:

    I would do a tall skinny wall hanging with different birds f different sizes & shapes. Then I’d stitch family members names onto the birds turning it in to a fun family tree.

  59. I like the one with all of the birds. I think it would make a darling quilt with maybe a house and more trees, in a lap quilt. All three of them are wonderful.

  60. Terry Douglas says:

    I love tree with all the branches. However I would want all bluebirds for my spring table runner!

  61. Christal Lacombe says:

    Personally, I love the idea of the family of birds around a birdhouse

  62. Monika Schweinfurth says:

    I would do them all together they way you have it pictured and use it as a child’s growth chart!

  63. Teresa says:

    I like the two birds looking at each other. i just wonder what they are saying. i also like the simplicity of the blocks. They look like something I could Do!

  64. Kim Pope says:

    I love the birds on the branches and wool is a favorite of mine. I think that this could make a great wedding gift, a wall hanging for a child or baby’s room or even a growth chart!
    Please be sure to let us know what you decide to do with it!
    :)

  65. Lori Watkins says:

    A growth chart for sure!!

  66. Becky Couture says:

    I like the 3rd one because it makes me want to put a measuring tape beside the tree and hang it on the wall to measure the little ones growth.

  67. tanya says:

    i like the 2 birds on the limb because it makes me think of my quilting buddy.

  68. Susan Novak says:

    These would make cute throw pillows for the couch. Sure would love to win the Coffee Mug.

  69. Sandra Gallivan says:

    The one I like the best is the first block with the red bird, because I like the tree fabric and the red bird seems to just pop..

  70. Sally says:

    I am thinking country birds on many branches, a growth chart. The one of the blocks above that is my favorite is the three branches with many birds. What a great idea for a block!

  71. mary says:

    I love the birds I think it would make a cute wall hanging

  72. Loretta T says:

    This would make a great growth chart in a nursery!

  73. Michelle Olson says:

    I love these bird blocks for a great entry way piece framed in a rustic brown or baby blue. As soon as you walk in the front door, to see a tree with several birds would make me feel warm & welcome!

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