Tuesday, June 21, 2011

One, Two, Three Little Birdies

Briefly, I picked out my fabric for the Japanese Import Fabric Swap!  It's pretty cute :) You can page down to yesterday's post for more information on the swap if you'd like to join in. 

Over the weekend I found blue and green embroidery floss!  I dove right in to finish my February and March Birdie Stitches blocks.  I'm very happy with how they turned out.  Embroidery is new to me, so I am still learning. I am confident with larger pieces like the birds and the rainbow, but need practice on the little hearts and flowers - really on anything small and round.  It will come with time.     So, here is February....


 And March....


I was pretty happy with my progress, so I started (and finished) April too.  It's fully stitched, but I still need to rinse off the water soluble marker, dry it and press.  You get the idea, though.


So fun!  I will print out January and May this week and I will be caught up in no time!

Head over to Fabric Tuesday at Quilt Story. There is always something inspirational there....

9 comments:

Lotti said...

So cute, I love these. I do love a bit of hand embroidery, and you can take them anywhere! Cant believe you are new to it, they look great.
Loving the Japanese fabric you've chosen, its so exciting, I can't wait

Flying Blind... said...

Oh I love these embroidered blocks, I've come across a few people doing them... beautiful.

CountryBelle said...

They are soooo precious!

LynCC said...

They look so good :D

Tanya @ Greetings From the Asylum said...

Your embroidery is lovely! I have an embroidery job that I need to begin! You have inspired me to get busy! Thanks for sharing!

susan said...

You embroidery is lovely and no way can you tell that you are new to it.

Z Any Mouse said...

Wow, you are really turning those out quickly! I just finished April and still have May and June ahead of me (having promised myself I wouldn't get more than one month behind). I love the bright colors you chose, I've done the same but haven't decided what kind of setting I want to put the blocks in yet.

Carla said...

Those look great! I have only gotten as far is January. I still have a lot of catching up to do. BTW your embroidery looks good.

jenclair said...

I love the hand embroidery blocks!

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