Friday, July 18, 2014

Bee Eater Birds

This week I needed badly to get something accomplished.  It is the middle of July and not one thing completed until now.  I decided to set to work on my Quilt Art Design Blocks for this month and started out with the bee eater birds that Janeen van Niekerk created for this month in the Garden BOM she is hosting this year. Actually she created two for this month.  The second is a bunch of tulips that I look forward to getting done soon I hope.  I colored out a sketch of how I want the tulips to look and am excited to see them come to life soon.

This block I worked on about an hour each day plus another hour or more to put all the pieces together.  It took me a good hour the first day just to pick out colors.

As of this morning, all 24 sections looked like this below picture
Scattered they don't resemble the end product at all, but it allows me to right off the bat see that the brassiere fabric is much to attention drawing.  I really like it when the scrappy low volume background doesn't shout quite so loudly --- look at me.  So I spent a little time replacing it.

Oops... still hadn't replaced it in this photo but I will...I has to go.  Rearranged it looks much better and is starting to look better all ready.

Before I even start piecing all the sections I write on each piece what color goes where, but obviously messed up with this one...yikes.

LOVE the completed block!!!  Thank you so much Janeen for another fantastic block pattern.

Keep Stichin'


  1. I Love it! Thanks so much for showing us your work. The block turned out amazing!
    Janeen xoxo

  2. I love your creative background too!

  3. Another amazing block!! I love the little lady in the corner! such a nice touch!
    Thanks for linking up at MOP Monday!!

  4. Wow. That is intense but it turned out great. Nicely done.

  5. I love this block and the scrappy look of the background.

  6. Fantastic finish on this block. Looks great! i always have trouble joining the pieced sections up but this looks perfect!

  7. Kathy, how do you fix a mistake like that white piece when it's already sewn to the paper on three sides like that? I once did an entire block over again because I made a mistake in the middle of it and couldn't figure out how to fix it.

  8. Hi Kathy! This entry was the winner of my giveaway (MOP Monday).
    Please get in contact with me by email so I can send you your price!! :)


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