Sunday, February 22, 2015

Bird Girl and Leaf Quilts on the BLOG HOP!

WELCOME to the last post on the Autumn is for Birds Blog Hop!  I started making 12" squares, because if I ever wanted to make a larger quilt, I could put them altogether.  It's a good size.  Two toned leaves, backed with the blue swirl from my Heart and Soul Sisters line by Hoffman California Fabrics.  I fussy cut the bird and branches.  All of the fabrics are fused to wool blended felt by National Nonwovens TOY002 black.  I made 4 leaves, then cut them in half, to create two toned leaves.

Second one.  I like the way the stripes go in different directions.  These two leaf art quilts were an excellent warm up to what was next.

Pure fussy cutting of focus fabric, to create a new scene.  I think the green and black stripe add alot to the look of the piece and gives it a little pop! 

I used the text and houses from my first line "Home is Where Your Story Begins"  to create the words and bird houses in the trees.  Very whimsical for sure.  

Okay, let's make a girl.  All of the fabrics have been pre-fused with Mistyfuse.  I am building her on a Goddess Sheet, so when I am done, I can peel her off and put her on background fabric.  Her face is a Hoffman hand-dye.

Building up her hair with the red leaf fabric and the rust and black stripe fabric.  Major fussy cutting.

Adding the leaves and branches on top on her head.  And some cheek ornaments.  She is coming together.

The green leaf fabric makes a perfect background for the bird girl

Big bird and whimsical small tree with more birds added.

Clothes, and a green and black stripe to bring it altogether!  This art quilt is 12x24, which also fits into the 12x12 group!

Here is a close up of the free motion machine quilting, especially on her face.

The upper portion with the bird tree

Here is the back of the quilt, so you can see the free motion machine quilting stitches
The five art quilts together!  Bundle Giveway for US residents only.  Deadline is February 25 at Midnight PST.  Winner will be announced on the 26th.  All blog comments on each of the artists blogs will be included.  Thanks for joining us on the Autumn is for Birds Blog Hop!  The winner is comment #244, which is comment #15 Lisa Marie on Stacy Hurts blog post!  Congratulations to you!

27 comments:

  1. I love the face. The stripes make perfect hair. Looking forward to using this fabric.

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  2. This fabric is sew darn cute ! Your quilts rock Jamie !

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  3. WOW, WOW, WOW - that's all I can say!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  4. You imagination is amazing Jamie! I love the way you played with this delightful fabric. Thanks so much for this whole blog hop. It was so much fun to see what everyone did with the fabric.

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  5. Unique quilt, cute fabric collection. 24Tangent@gmail.com

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  6. Adorable fabric Jamie!

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  7. Wow, Jamie; what wonderfully charming and creative quilts/blocks! The fabric looks great!

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  8. Love your fabric designs, so happy! Your quilt is adorable!

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  9. Even without the giveaway I would have had to comment on this one. I just think the autumn girl is one of your best. I love the ascending birds, and think the mismatched cheek colors are just right. You are very clever.

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  10. I can hardly wait until April to be able to have as much fun as I've seen on the Blog Hop...a wonderful experience. I love the color and whimsy - and positive messages - in each of your collections.

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  11. I just love the house and the birds in the garden and would hope to be greeted by the cute girl if we were to visit... its become its own story. The blog hop was fun to see what everyone else did with the same fabrics - all inspiring. Thanks

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  12. Jamie, I absolutely love everything you do. {All the house needs now is an American flag for the 'House Quilt Project'} I want these fabrics so bad.

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  13. really enjoyed reading about your methods!

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  14. I liked your step buy step on the face thing..........Very very cool ty for sharing your ideas....

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  15. I love, love, love this line Jamie. I'm a newbie and love learning various methods. I'm sure it will take a while for me to get to this level, but I hope to get there! I enjoyed the bloghop and finding more bloggers to follow, thanks!

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  16. I love this line of fabric and seeing how the different artists approached it and the fun items they made; Your creation is very inspiring.

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  17. What a fun quilt! Your fabric lines are so cheerful, colorful and wonderful. I really like them.

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  18. Such fun fabric. Love those birds. And that girl. And that house.

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  19. What great fabrics and fun art quilts…love, love, love the girl!!!
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  20. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE YOUR WORK!!

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  21. Love the bird tree in the middle at the top! -- soparkaveataoldotcom

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  22. Too cute!!! Much happiness comes from your colorful world:-)

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  23. I especially like how you used the stripes in the two leaf pieces. They give the illusion of being three dimensional.

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  24. Delightful. Thanks for showing how you built the girl. It all works so well.

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  25. Thanks for showing these inspirational projects. I want to use this beautiful fabric!

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  26. Jamie that is fabulous. love that girl.

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  27. I just love these fabrics! Thanks so much!

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