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Sunday, November 18, 2012

WIP - Welcome My Little Chickadee

my mom started quilting her scrappy star and is using the teal thread in a chain design - it looks great!

the only thing I worked on and finished this week is this chickadee quilt and tutorial. I the put the quilt up on etsy this morning and someone bought it already, so I guess it's a hit.
I may just make another, they are pretty quick:-)

I finished my chickadee quilt and made a pattern tutorial to sell it on craftsy and my etsy shop.
Making the pattern is so much more time consuming than the actual quilt making but as long as I remember to take photos along the way, I'm good. I just bought the pages app for my I pad, so I can write up the tutorial while sitting around on the couch, so I'll probablly be doing more of them. This one came out so much better than the others I've made. Just like anything else, you improve and learn the more you do something. Of course I can't just let it be the pattern, I've got 7 pages of detailed tutorial complete with photos. I figure that way even a beginner could make this little chickadee.
You would need to know how to free motion quilt - note the pine cone scales are drawn with thread but you first trace the lines from the pattern so it's not hard.

His little eye is a bead. I like a bead or button better than just fabric or thread because its shines alittle.
Makes a good little Christmas quilt ;-)
Don't you like how I shamelessly promote my pattern?
How do you think I can afford to buy all the fabric I do? 
Happy Quilting!


  1. It came out really pretty! I love how the quilting lines make the feathers.

  2. This is wonderful!!! Birds are great! And your quilting is perfect for it!!!

  3. Nicely done! I love chickadees. :)

  4. Chickadees are one of my favorite birds. My grandmother had bird feeders out all winter and we would sit at the window and watch the chickadees and cardinals come flying in to eat. That's a beautiful pattern.