Saturday, January 25, 2014

Welcome! Redbird and Berries - Grow Your Blog - and a Giveaway!

Welcome everyone - it's a busy and exciting time here at the blog - I'm so thrilled you stopped by!

I'm really excited to share my latest design and Mini Quilt recipe, "Redbird and Berries" published today on the Moda Bake Shop.  To celebrate my 2nd Moda Bake Shop recipe I'm having a "Redbird and Berries" Giveaway.  Be sure to enter below!

Also....

Welcome Grow Your Blog hoppers! 
2 Bags Full
Special thanks to Vicki at 2 Bags Full for hosting such a great blog hop.  Once you've entered the "Redbird and Berries" Giveaway be sure to click the icon above for an opportunity to visit more than 500 quilters, crafters and DIY'ers sharing their ideas, blogs and giveaways with thousands of readers across the world.   What an awesome opportunity to find other creative peeps to connect with.
....

About me:  My name is Karen - and I'm a bird-aholic, fabric-aholic, swim-aholic, blog-aholic, wool-aholic, applique-aholic, free motion quilt-aholic, and gramma-aholic.  I've never sold a pattern but I have a few free tutorials and patterns to share with you.  Checkout my sidebar and my blog header to find them.

Now that you know all about me, let me share more of "Redbird and Berries" and talk Giveaway!

This pretty little wall hanging, "Redbird and Berries" was inspired by the many Northern Cardinals that grace our front yard year-round.  
The recipe uses fun Mini Charms of "Little Black Dress 2" by BasicGrey for Moda paired with "Grunge" for Moda.   
I had a blast putting this 21.5" x 29.5" wall hanging together.  It was prepared with needle turn applique, bias stems, and Perfect Circle berries and was quilted on my Janome Horizon.    You can download the free tutorial by visiting the Moda Bake Shop here.  Redbird and Berries PDF Download is also now available for free at My Craftsy Store. Click ==> here.
Of course I used Aurifil Mako 50Wt Cotton for the hand and machine stitching.  I just love Aurifil thread.  I free motion quilted the entire top without a single thread break - now that's enough to make a girl sing!!

If you're new to hand applique -- you can checkout my needle turn applique tutorial "Teardrops of Love" by clicking here.
When you visit the Moda Bake Shop recipe for "Redbirds and Berries" you'll find all the details to make this mini-quilt and a printer friendly version you can download.  I didn't go into the fine details of layering the Redbird - if ya'll are interested I can share that here with a blog post.   Leave a comment letting me know if this would be helpful.

Redbird and Berries PDF Download is also now available for free at My Craftsy Store. Click ==> here.

You can see the Mask and Beak Tutorial by clicking ==> here.
On with the Giveaway!! 

Giveaway Closed :(

I'm excited to share with one lucky reader a "Redbird and Berries" starter kit.  The kit includes 30+ mini charm pieces of Little Black Dress 2, several Grunge Couture bias stems, and enough Grunge fabric to make the Redbird including the mask and beak.  What a great start to having your own "Redbird and Berries" mini quilt.
Redbird and Berries Starter Kit Giveaway
To enter the giveaway -- leave a comment below telling me what you like best about the mini quilt.

Giveaway Closed :(

If you're a follower (old or new) -- let me know that in a separate comment for a 2nd chance to win.

If you leave a comment on the Moda Bake Shop recipe you'll earn a 3rd chance to win!

Tweet, blog, or Pinterest about "Redbird and Berries", come back and tell me and earn even more  chances to win!

WOW!   That's at least 6 different ways to win.   Best of luck everyone.

I'll announce the winner on February 15th along with the other "Grow Your Blog" participants.  Don't forget to visit there by clicking the icon above.

Before I go I want to give special thanks to my sisters (Janet and Michele) and my husband (Cliff) for their support on this project.  The three of them are my sounding boards and my cheerleaders - I'm fortunate to have them in my life.   Love you guys.

Hugs all,
Karen

397 comments:

  1. I love the whole quilt, Karen, but love best is the colors of the fabric used especially red. Thanks for the chance! And do come by for my giveaway for Grow Your Blog also. Isn't this fun!

    ReplyDelete
  2. This wall hanging makes me think of my Mom. She is 87 now and still loves her cardinals. I love everything about this wall hanging. I really like the fabrics in the border, they really make the cardinal stand out. Thanks for the chance.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Love your comment Kelly! I feel the same way about this sweet quilt. My mother would be 100 if she were still living. She loved birds and I often think of her when I see cardinals.

      Delete
  3. Karen, this is beautiful! The thing I love most about it are the colors.....they just sing!

    ReplyDelete
  4. I pinned "Redbird and Berries" to my wall on Pinterest and I Tweeted about it.

    ReplyDelete
  5. I love your quilt Karen - I wish we had cardinals here in the UK,I've never seen one!
    Congratulations on being featured on MBS!

    ReplyDelete
  6. Beautiful. Love cardinals just like you. They say if you see a cardinal it is the spirit of a loved one who passed visiting. I hope that is so because my parents both loved cardinalsand I have them in my yard. This is on my to make list for next winter. Thanks!

    ReplyDelete
  7. Nice to meet you Karen...this is not the first time, but always nice to learn more. I love the color and the quilting in this piece. thank you.

    ReplyDelete
  8. Love your mini.. I live in Ohio and the cardinal is our state bird. I too watch them from my kitchen window, and against the white snow we seem to get so much of, they are striking.
    Thanks for a chance.

    ReplyDelete
  9. I am a follower... love your blog, your abilities, and your generosity.

    Thanks

    ReplyDelete
  10. I'm a happy GFC follower and I have ya on my blogroll so I can keep in touch quick!

    ReplyDelete
  11. I love the contrast of the red, colors in the scrappy border, then back to the red...hope that makes sense! I loved your pictures!! Esp the pic under the window. :)

    ReplyDelete
  12. When we lived in Toronto, Canada, we always had cardinals around our home and loved to see and hear them. Since moving to North Bay, that is one bird that we haven't seen and they are dearly missed.

    Your hanging is lovely!

    ReplyDelete
  13. Hi, I'm Linda aka Crafty Gardener and I'm one of the volunteer helpers of the Grow Your Own Blog event. I'm just stopping by to see if you have any questions. Your site looks great and I hope you get lots of new visitors and followers.

    ReplyDelete
  14. I'd love to be entered to win your gorgeous give away. Cardinals are my favourite bird and we have many of them visit the garden.

    ReplyDelete
  15. I love the cardinal! And your quilting is wonderful.

    ReplyDelete
  16. I've been following you for a while on Bloglovin.

    ReplyDelete
  17. I'm with you on this whole loving the birds, fabric, sewing , crafting....:)
    Your mini is breath-taking!

    ReplyDelete
  18. I left a comment on Moda Bake Shop.

    ReplyDelete
  19. I like how the charm squares frame the beautiful red bird and the berries add to it without detracting from the bird. Beautiful mini.

    ReplyDelete
  20. I pinned a picture on Pinterest!

    ReplyDelete
  21. I LOVE your mini quilt...it's absolutely gorgeous. But what I love best is that it reminds me of my Mom and Dad. Their mission in life is to attract redbirds. In the winter when everything is so barren their yard is a sea of red. Just looking at it will make you happy on the gloomiest of days. They live far away and I don't get to see them often but you made them closer today...Thanks for the memories and the giveaway!

    ReplyDelete
  22. Karen, I just love your red bird and the red berries. The cardinal is our state and I just love it's beauty just like your quilt. Thanks for the giveaway.

    ReplyDelete
  23. Karen, I am a fairly new follower. I love your appliqué and have been viewing your tutorials. I would love to see how you made the cardinal.

    ReplyDelete
  24. Cardinals are so abundant at my feeders. I just love to watch them. Your wallhanging is just spectacular.

    ReplyDelete
  25. i love the quilting you did, it makes everything on the quilt pop.i am a hand piecer and quilter, but i love the machine quilting. i live in kentucky and the cardinal is our state bird too.i have cardinals that i watch out my living room window and over the years i have noticed something unique it seems to cardinals. while the female eats, the male stands as watchout for predators. thank you for a wonderful giveaway. babscorbitt@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  26. i follow you via email babscorbitt@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  27. How do you do!! I had to stop by via Moda Bake Shop to tell you what an incredible job you did putting that tutorial together!! Wow! It was the most thorough tutorial I've every read through. That said, I was particularly attracted to it because I am a birder, as well as a quilter (as a matter of fact, I was just this morning looking at bluejay wallhanging idea I thought I might like to make!), and my name is Karen, too!!

    ReplyDelete
  28. Generally I peruse a blogs archived posts to see if I might be interested in becoming a follower, but this morning, I decided to follow your blog immediately. I am looking forward to the next time I take a break and can take a more leisurely 'scroll' through yours!!

    ReplyDelete
  29. Of course I pinned a picture of your beautiful work!!

    ReplyDelete
  30. I like the bird. I love quilts with birds.

    ReplyDelete
  31. What's not to love???!!! Bright & cheery, colorful & interesting . And your tutorial is fantastic - I learned a lot reading thru it. Saved it too & put it on my to do list. Thanks so much.

    ReplyDelete
  32. I love cardinals, we were the Coon Rapids Cardinals in high school. I love your mini quilt.

    ReplyDelete
  33. I am following with GFC. Thanks for the giveaway.

    ReplyDelete
  34. Wow--I love everything about this little wall hanging--it's adorable! Thank you so much for a wonderful pattern!

    ReplyDelete
  35. I love that it has a cardinal so it would be perfect to make for my MIL. Also, the quilting in the background is gorgeous!

    ReplyDelete
  36. I have saved the MBS tutorial to use later, and left a comment on the MBS post. Thanks!

    ReplyDelete
  37. CARDINALS! yippee he would peck at the car mirror(dirty bird) and he would swoop in when I called as I also put out seed bell he liked so he got the idea to hang on the windows too and look in to see if his "meal" was ready! adorable quilt and a great opportunity to try out applique.

    ReplyDelete
  38. I just found you through Moda Bakeshop. This is a beautiful mini quilt and one of the best tutorials I've read in a while! I'm a sucker for anything with a bird on it.

    ReplyDelete
  39. Like you I am a lover of birds and quilts of all kinds. IT's my 1st time to see your blog but not the last. Thanks for the great tutorial. Flicsha

    ReplyDelete
  40. favorite thing...I don't have just one...I love your detailed instructions...needleturn applique...and cardinals!

    ReplyDelete
  41. Thank you for this excellent tutorial. I've been working on a quilt that has appliqué in the border. It's been very frustrating so I've set it aside. Thanks to this tutorial, I'll get the quilt out and finish it.

    ReplyDelete
  42. I'm a new follower and love your blog!

    ReplyDelete
  43. I have saved, currently printed, and posted on the MBS site...thanks again for a great tutorial!

    ReplyDelete
  44. And I've pinned it too! Can't you tell I love this cardinal wallhanging, lol?

    ReplyDelete
  45. How darling is that quilt?!?! I just love it! My favorite part is the cardinal of course. I'm a cardinal-aholic :) I also love the spattering of berries and your fmq - amazing!!! This would be SO CUTE hanging in my breakfast room, brightening up the place and making me smile every morning :) Thanks for sharing such a cute design.

    ReplyDelete
  46. Love the mini-quilt of the Cardinal and Berries. Born and raised in St. Louis, this bird was always a good sight to see. Now living in WA state where Cardinals do not fly. :{ Good step by step tutorial--I just might try to make those berries by hand applique.

    ReplyDelete
  47. I'm now a follower!! Took a look around your blog and enjoyed the tutorials. Thank you, Karen.

    ReplyDelete
  48. Love the cardinals in the little quilt, but grunge is one of my favorite fabric lines too.

    ReplyDelete
  49. I had to share it on my small quilts board on Pinterest.
    http://www.pinterest.com/pin/54113632997028384/

    ReplyDelete
  50. Hi Karen,

    I'm visiting from the Grow Your Blog party. You are very talented! Your Redbirds and berries quilt is amazing! I plan to look around a bit more and then be on my way to visit the others. I do hope you will stop by for a visit and enter my giveaway. Have a wonderful weekend! Hugs – Donna

    ReplyDelete
  51. I just found you through the Grow Your Blog 2014. You are so creative, thanks for sharing with us. I am a new follower.

    ReplyDelete
  52. I love your Cardinal. I have a thing for small pretty birds and this one fits the bill perfectly. I am thinking I am going to make this wall hanging. It is lovely.

    ReplyDelete
  53. I love this mini quilt. I t will be the perfect thing to make for my mom for Christmas.

    ReplyDelete
  54. I would love to be entered into your giveaway. I absolutely love the cardinal mini quilt. I will be making two, one for myself and one to give away.

    ReplyDelete
  55. As a new quilter, yours is the first give-away that I have entered! I think it is probably the best! I'm so excited that I commented twice at Moda! Not even different comments, but the same! lol I am so in love with this and with Family Tree Pillow. I am making both as a set for my loving Mother-in-Law. I know that she will love them! Thank you so much for freel sharing your talent. I also have found your tutorials amazingly simple to follow! Your instructions are so clear, again, thank you.

    hugs, shannon

    ReplyDelete
  56. Wow, Karen! I can honestly say there isn't one thing I like about this wall hanging because I like EVERYTHING about it. Cardinals are my favorite birds and this one is so pretty. I love the berries and the way you appliqued them so perfectly. Of course, the checkerboard borders are my favorite way to finish a quilt. And then there is the quilting--Fabulous. The whole thing is just gorgeous! Thank you so much for the giveaway.

    ReplyDelete
  57. Love the colors and the quilting!! Very lovely!

    ReplyDelete
  58. I started following you by email not too long ago. Thanks!

    ReplyDelete
  59. I am a follower and I pinned your mini quilt on pinterest. I would like to see the layered version of the red bird as well.

    ReplyDelete
  60. Karen,

    Your quilt is lovely from the design to the fabric choices to your lovely design, congratulations.

    I'm also participating on the Grow Your Blog party but have a link to your blog from mine, I found your blog a few weeks ago and enjoy coming to visit. Your tutorial is great.

    ReplyDelete
  61. I am a follower via GFC. Thanks again.

    ReplyDelete
  62. I'm back!! Forgot to say that I am a new follower! And what I love most about your quilt. For me, it is tie between the subject and fabrics. But first place in my mind goes to the quilting!! It adds so much to this quilt! You not only piece wonderfully, but the quilting is fantastic! It really draws your eye to the bird in a beautiful way

    Plus, I quietly put a post on fb. I say quietly because I don't want my MIL to see it as it is going to be her bday present!

    ReplyDelete
  63. I left a message at the Moda Bake Shop. Thanks for the great tutorial.

    ReplyDelete
  64. What a beautiful little quilt! We don't have cardinals where I live, so I get pretty excited when I see them in books, photos, and quilts.

    Thanks so much for the chance to win. :)

    ReplyDelete
  65. what's not to LOVE....it's applique! and Cardinals. I'm spending the day watching the Cardinals at the feeder in the beautiful snow here in Ohio.
    Great tutorial, lovely design.

    ReplyDelete
  66. The mini gives you a chance to have a finished quilt in much less time and the opportunity to learn new techniques . Love the birds too and this Cardinal is awesome.
    Thanks, Maggey

    ReplyDelete
  67. I love this wall hanging , everything about it but especially because of the cardinals , I love them but we don't have them in our area :-( Thanks for a great blog ,I am a happy follower .

    ReplyDelete
  68. I have pinned your cardinal wall hanging on my pinterest board . Thanks for the chance .

    ReplyDelete
  69. Cardinals are my moms favorite birds, and I would love to make this quilt; it would be the perfect gift for her upcoming birthday!

    ReplyDelete
  70. I'm also a new follower of your blog. The tutorial in the Moda Bakeshop is great, I'm really looking forward to starting this quilt.

    ReplyDelete
  71. I miss cardinals now that I live in the NW they were so fun to watch in FL.

    ReplyDelete
  72. I love the cardinals! I watch them in the bird feeders outside my living room window daily. As a matter of fact, hubby spent more yesterday picking up bird food than he did picking up my groceries! The other thing I love is the machine quilting. I have been working on my skills and I really like what you did with the quilt. I would love to get my hands on a starter kit! Thanks for the opportunity and thanks for the quilt!

    ReplyDelete
  73. I am a follower of your blog and also get it via e-mail!

    ReplyDelete
  74. Cardinals are my favorite birds, so I love your wall hanging---I would love to win the fabrics to make this quilt---I am a new follower of your blog....I am so glad to have found you.

    ReplyDelete
  75. Hello Karen! My name is Karen and I am also a quilter. I love birds, especially cardinals so your quilt is a perfect one for me. I can't wait for Spring to arrive and the cardinals start courting. I love their whistle at that time of year! I also love the berries in the quilt - they just pop against the white background! Thank you for the opportunity to win!
    Karen H
    http://faeriesandfibres.blogspot.ca/

    ReplyDelete
  76. I'm a new follower of your blog. I commented earlier about how geat your tutorial is, but have a question. How do I download the tutorial? I can't find a link or button to do that on MBS or here. Also, is there a link for the bird template that I am missing? Thanks! I really like your blog.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi Skootchover - thanks for your kind comments, I'm thrilled that you liked the tutorial. To download the tutorial (which includes the bird template), go to the bottom of the Moda Bake Shop post, just under my signature and click on the "Printer Friendly Version" image. This will open up a PDF document which contains the tutorial and the redbird template (as the last page). You can then save it to your computer. Please let me know if you have any trouble. Thanks so much... Karen

      Delete
  77. I follow you from Bloglovin.

    ReplyDelete
  78. Your wallhanging is gorgeous. Red is my favourite colour. Love the cardinal!

    ReplyDelete
  79. I love your work and this one is beautiful - the cardinal was my moms favorite bird! I would love to make this mini!

    ReplyDelete
  80. I follow your blog w/ GFC. thanks!

    ReplyDelete
  81. I left a comment at Moda Bake Shop.

    ReplyDelete
  82. This is so pretty I've been following it for awhile and now about to download the pattern Thank you so much

    ReplyDelete
  83. This comment has been removed by the author.

    ReplyDelete
  84. I like everything about this beautiful little quilt!! The size, the colors, the fabric selection, the outer border...just everything!! midwayfarms@hughes.net

    ReplyDelete
  85. I love the colors in the border - they complement the beautiful fabric used for the cardinal. The berries are a true labor of love!

    ReplyDelete
  86. I 've signed up to get your blog too!

    ReplyDelete
  87. I am a follower via email. Love your site! midwayfarms@hughes.net

    ReplyDelete
  88. Amazing wall hanging. It would be perfect at our lake home, someday...I would like a detailed post on appliqueing the cardinal. Thanks you for participating and for your generous giveaway.

    ReplyDelete
  89. I went to the Moda Bake Shop Recipe and commented there. midwayfarms@hughes.net

    ReplyDelete
  90. I "pinned" The Moda Bake Shop recipe for "Redbirds and Berries" to my pinterest account under Quilting books and patterns. midwayfarms@hughes.net

    ReplyDelete
  91. What a beautiful quilt!I don't know if we have cardinals where I live.This is pretty nice.

    ReplyDelete
  92. I love everything about your wall hanging, quilting,applique, fabulous Thank you so much for a wonderful pattern.I follow by email!

    ReplyDelete
  93. this is a gorgeous little quilt- I love cardinals - they make me think of my father in law who was a big bird lover and St. Louis Cardinal fan. If he was still with us, I would definitely try your pattern for him. Perhaps some day I will make it to celebrate his life.. Your tutorial is excellent- I went and left a comment on the moda bake shop page. My one recommendation would be to number the pages so that you could reorder the pattern instructions should it get mixed up.
    Regards from Alberta,
    Anna

    ReplyDelete
  94. I am an old follower on GFC as well as get your posts by email.
    Regards,
    Anna

    ReplyDelete
  95. As soon as I saw this one...I had to have it. The only thing better than this wonderful quilt...is the great tutorial...so easy to follow. I just got the bias tools and it even covered that. Karen is the Bomb. crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

    ReplyDelete
  96. I pinned this on Pinterest. crystalbluern at onlineok dot com http://www.pinterest.com/pin/37717715603401395/

    ReplyDelete
  97. I am happy to be following by e-mail and Bloglovin. crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

    ReplyDelete
  98. I left a post on this project on Moda Bake Shop Recipes. crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

    ReplyDelete
  99. I don't have a blog but I did post on my facebook page https://www.facebook.com/debra.neiman.1/posts/462671960501046:0?stream_ref=1

    ReplyDelete
  100. And finally, I tweeted about this post... thanks. crystalbluern at onlineok dot com https://twitter.com/CrystalblueRT/status/427263765239705600

    ReplyDelete
  101. I love the pops of red from the quilt. The cardinal just pops & I love red! I love that it would be easy to display because of the size.

    ReplyDelete
  102. Ohhhhh what a gorgeous quilt. You have a new follower! I'm headed to the bake shop now. :-)

    ReplyDelete
  103. Commented on Moda Bake Shop Recipe... love all the pics.

    ReplyDelete
  104. This comment has been removed by the author.

    ReplyDelete
  105. I just visited Moda Bake Shop and left a comment.

    ReplyDelete
  106. Birds are a great joy in my life! I wish we had cardinals in my corner of the Pacific Northwest! Of course, the cardinal is the eye catcher, but I love the color palette you chose to surround him!

    ReplyDelete
  107. I love your choice of colors for the borders. The Black and Tan is a great setting for the cardinal.....love it!!!

    ReplyDelete
  108. I left a comment at The Bakeshop post, too!

    ReplyDelete
  109. I pinned your beautiful project to my Quilts board, too!

    ReplyDelete
  110. The colours are so rich and the cardinal is a lovely subject.

    ReplyDelete
  111. I love cardinals. Birds in general. You're quilt really caught my eye when I saw it on Moda's website the other day. Nice job!

    ReplyDelete
  112. I love the cardinal.....I too am a bird-aholic! Last spring I had one cardinal pair at my feeders and really enjoyed watching them and their babies. I now have three beautiful pairs. I love how the red pops on the quilt. Thank you for sharing!

    ReplyDelete
  113. Congratulations on another Moda Bake shop!!!

    ReplyDelete
  114. The quilting is so wonderful

    ReplyDelete
  115. I love the redbird and the quilting on this little quilt...I had just downloaded the pattern for this on this morning...

    ReplyDelete
  116. I have never done needle turn applique and would like to learn how. Your cardinal quilt is lovely.

    ReplyDelete
  117. Commented on the Moda Bake Shop recipe post.

    ReplyDelete
  118. tweet
    https://twitter.com/minibea/status/427362222633779200

    ReplyDelete
  119. pin
    http://www.pinterest.com/pin/151363237450316357/

    ReplyDelete
  120. Precioso, te escribo desde España y aquí el pájaro cardenal no es muy conocido, pero es un ave muy hermosa. La colcha te quedo muy linda me gusta mucho el diseño, y has tenido muy buen gusto en la elección de los colores para su montaje.
    Hoy he conocido tu blog y tengo que felicitarte por él, desde hoy cuentas con una nueva seguidora.
    Muchas gracias
    MariCarmen

    ReplyDelete
  121. I just posted about crows AND have some cardinal pics in the post as well today, lol ! Love the cardinals and yours as well :)

    ReplyDelete
  122. I love the colors and the clean impression.

    jachelno(at)gmail(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
  123. I love the way the cardinal and berries stand out. Thanks.

    ReplyDelete
  124. I have been looking at different quilt blogs trying to decide if I should try to make my first quilt. This quilt really makes my heart beat faster. It is beautiful and elegant. I love the way the berries tie everything together.

    ReplyDelete
  125. I am a new follower and I think I will be inspired by this blog.

    ReplyDelete
  126. That is beautiful ! We share many things in common, besides our name . I love all things red including cardinals and fabrics. I will own the quilt either by winning or purchase :)

    ReplyDelete
  127. I love the pop of berries on the mini quilt. I love to make mini quilts because I can quilt them on my machine. Have never tried quilting a big quilt yet. I am afraid! Thanks, Kathy
    kdavis1@centurytel.net

    ReplyDelete
  128. Wow! This is such a gorgeous little wallhanging. Love all the colors you used and the quilting is fantastic. I would make this for a co-worker who is retiring. (I work in a high school and our mascot is "Cardinals") Thanks for the great giveaway and for sharing the pattern on the Moda Bakeshoppe.

    ReplyDelete
  129. I follow on bloglovin.
    kdavis1@centurytel.net

    ReplyDelete
  130. Just beautiful! I have cardinals all year long at my feeders, they're just such a beautiful bird, as is your quilt!

    ReplyDelete
  131. being that i am a Virginian i love cardinals ... just gorgeous!! such beautiful work. i am amazed!! hi there. i'm Beth from E. Lizard Breath Speaks - so nice to meet you through the Grow Your Blog get together/party. ( :
    elizardbreathspeaks@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  132. OH MY! This is BEAUTIFUL! Love the design and the colors! Just found you through Sew Many Ways... cant wait to check out all of your other quilts! New follower here! ;)

    ReplyDelete
  133. Hello,

    Nice to meet you.:)
    I would like to participate in your giveaway.
    petitearmoire2@gmail.com

    Greetings.

    Bernadett

    I like that it is a starter kit...as I am a beginner...I would be...:)

    ReplyDelete
  134. I love the applique in your quilt and I just found you through the Moda Bakeshop. Your free motion quilting is awesome too!
    Julie @ The Crafty Quilter

    ReplyDelete
  135. I am a new follower of yours and I'm going to feature you in my Sew Thankful Sunday post today. I love finding new-to-me bloggers who share sew much! Your applique tutorial is fantastic!
    Julie @ The Crafty Quilter

    ReplyDelete
  136. I have pinned your Redbird and Berries Quilt. Stunning!
    Julie @ The Crafty Quilter

    ReplyDelete
  137. What I love best is the lovely reminder of the Cardinal pair that nested in our desert willow every year in the high desert of Arizona. The outer blocks are reminiscent of the the colors and contrasts between the surrounding desert and the bright, beauty of these birds. Thank you for the reminder.

    ReplyDelete
  138. I did pin it to my pinterest board if that is what you mean.

    ReplyDelete
  139. I love your quilt. I was in my sewing room and took a picture of a Cardinal on the bird feeder. I am a bird watcher. That is probably the main reason I love your quilt. Thanks so much for the giveaway.

    ReplyDelete
  140. I did leave a comment on the Moda bake shop too.

    ReplyDelete
  141. This is truly beautiful. Can't wait to make it. Looks just like the pretty boy under my bird feeder in the snow.

    ReplyDelete
  142. This is truly beautiful. Can't wait to make it. Looks just like the pretty boy under my bird feeder in the snow.

    ReplyDelete
  143. I love the cardinal and the way he stands out due to the quilting. Looks great.

    ReplyDelete
  144. I love the cardinal and the little red berries. And, then of course, the quilting that you did. It emphasis the cardinal and berries wonderfully.

    ReplyDelete
  145. I am a new follower of your blog - via email.

    ReplyDelete
  146. I left a comment on the Moda Bake Shop. Thanks for the wonderful tutorial.

    ReplyDelete
  147. Karen I love this design. I went to MOda, but I did not see the printer friendly version. Do you know if there is one?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi Betsy - so thrilled to have you aboard. To download the tutorial (which includes the bird template), go to the bottom of the Moda Bake Shop post for Redbird and Berries. At the end the tutorial instructions, just under my signature (and before the comments section) you should see an icon and "Printer Friendly Version" image. If you click this area it will open up a PDF document which contains the tutorial and the Redbird template (template is the last page of this document). Once you have it open you can save it to your computer. Please let me know if you have any trouble - you can email me directly if you need to - no problem. Thanks so much for your kind words and for stopping by... Karen

      Delete
  148. I already follow with bloglovin

    ReplyDelete
  149. Hello Karen, what a lovely quilt. Cardinals are a blessing from above for me. They were my mothers favorite bird, and whenever I see one I feel her loving embrace, for me that is heartfelt as she passed away suddenly when I was only 10 yrs. old. Thank you for the memories.....

    ReplyDelete
  150. Karen, Just wanted to let you know I am a new blog follower of yours. Julie at The Crafty Quilter mentioned your tutorial on a mini quilt featuring a Cardinal, I just had to see it........

    ReplyDelete
  151. Hello again, Karen, I had already Pinned your Cardinal minin quilt to my board, even before I found out about the giveaway........

    ReplyDelete
  152. Hi, I have left a comment on the Moda Bake Shop recipe page of your tutorial...It was great....

    ReplyDelete
  153. Hi - I just love you blog. I have a cardinal that comes every spring and pecks on my bedroom window. If I move to another room he goes to that window. I don't know if it is the same one or just something they like to do. I would love to win the Cardinal mini quilt. Thanks, Nancy P.

    ReplyDelete
  154. What a gorgeous mini quilt! We are snowed in and enjoying the cardinals and bluejays at the feeders! Can't wait to try this pattern!

    ReplyDelete
  155. I am a new follower....trying to improve my needle turning skills so I will check out your tut's!

    ReplyDelete
  156. Love the simplicity of this beautiful design. Loved it so much I joined your blog! Tut was great! Can't wait to make it

    ReplyDelete
  157. Simple but beautiful! Just love this quilt! I have a dear friend who loves cardinals and I would love to make this for her, even myself. Thanks so much for this tutorial!

    ReplyDelete
  158. Just became a follower…love the blog.

    ReplyDelete
  159. I love this little quilt and have saved the tutorial for my very long list of "want to make".

    ReplyDelete
  160. I signed up to follow you via email.....love your blog.

    ReplyDelete
  161. Our cardinals and eastern bluebirds are all over the yard after our artic vortex thaw in Texas. Your Redbird and red berries quilt is a delight. Thank you for the tutorial.

    ReplyDelete
  162. What beautiful work! I love your quilting the most but the pattern is really cute.

    ReplyDelete
  163. I love the combination of quilting and applique. Of course your machine quilting make the quilt! Beautiful.

    ReplyDelete
  164. I am a new follower!! Cant wait to check out your work!

    ReplyDelete
  165. Love the entire quilt!! But I live in Ohio ( & State Bird is a Cardinal)....so do love the Cardinal in particular!!! This wallhanging will hang in our Living Room for sure! Awesome job you did too!!

    ReplyDelete
  166. I found your Blog thru this Hop...and just signed up to follow now..thru Bloglovin! Yay!! Cooool Blog too!!! :)

    ReplyDelete
  167. I commented at Moda too... What an Awesome Tutorial you did!!! Is like you are with us...helping thru each step! Waaaay cool!!!

    ReplyDelete

Thank you for your Sweet comments!