Tuesday, February 7, 2012

A Bird and Half a Dresden

Birdie Stictches Test Block

My little brother and his wife are expecting there first baby this summer and it's a girl!  Ever since they found out what they are having I have been trying to decide what to do for a quilt for her.  What pattern?  What fabric?  Well, back in December I saw this quilt over on Flickr from Sarah.  I immediately fell in love with the little birds and went searching for embroidery patterns with no luck.  Just a few days ago I came across something that lead me to the Little Miss Shabby blog where I found the Birdie Stitches BOM.  So I did a test block to see how doable this would be for me.  It only took me two evenings to stitch this baby up so I think that is pretty good for my first time doing anything like this.
Birdie Stictches Test Block

Isn't that little birdie just so cute?!  Now I have all of the patterns to make this into an adorable baby quilt.  I have a Ruby charm pack for the scrappy boarders which I am going to use as sashing between the embroidered blocks with out and solid sashing and I have pink minky for the back.  I am pretty excited about using minky for the back, but I am a bit concerned about the bulk it will add so I might use a flannel instead of batting.  Any thoughts on that?

Ruby Dresden

I only need 38 of the 42 charms for the quilt so with some of the extras I made this adorable Dresden plate half.  I am in love with this pouch and have been wanting one for myself.  After lurking around the Mouthy Stitches Fickr pool and being inspired/motivated I decided today was the day I would make one (well, yesterday) and here it is!

Ruby Dresden Zippy

I put my Dresden half to the bottom and did my zipper a little different, but I LOVE it!  I can't stop staring at it, I just think it is so adorable and it will be perfect to keep all of my floss and needles in while I am working on my Ruby Bird Baby Quilt (Birdie Stitches).

Ruby Dresden Zippy

This little gal measures approximately 9 inches by 4 inches.  The exterior is Ruby and Quilters Linen and the interior is some fabric I had in my little stash from Joann's.  Oh, I just love, love, love it!

Anyway, have a wonderful day!



Aunt Marti said...

Love your cute little bag, and what a clever way to use up those last few charm squares!

Erin @ Billy Button Design said...

Beautiful pouch!

Little Miss Shabby said...

Love your take on Birdie Stitches! And your half dresden pouch is totally cute!