Hello dear friends!
I want to thank you all for sharing your kind words and positive feedback for the "Redbird and Berries" recipe posted on the Moda Bake Shop. It's so much fun sharing a new design and tutorial and it warms my heart to know that many of you enjoyed it as much as I did.
Thank you, thank you!
Well now... back to sewing... a few of you mentioned an interest in a post about layering the bird mask and beak. I hope to share a post with you soon. I'll show detailed pictures and the steps I used to layer the Redbird. In the meantime, if you're not familiar with Needle Turn applique - you may want to review the method that I use by viewing the "Teardrops of Love" tutorial. Specific instructions for the berries and the stems are called out in the Moda Bake Shop recipe. Please email me directly if you have other questions about the pattern. I would be happy to help out.
One note about the "Printer Friendly Version" of the Moda Bake Shop recipe. This PDF can be found just after my signature on the MBS Post and just before the Comments section - OR - Try clicking here for the download. Please let me know if you can't get either to work. Thanks!
Others inquired about kits for "Redbird and Berries" - I"m afraid I know of none at this time.
If for any reason you can't find the mini-charms at your Local or Online Quilt shop consider purchasing a Charm Pack of Little Black Dress 2 and cutting each 5" square into (4) 2.5" squares. That would give you MORE THAN enough Mini-Charms to complete the border.
Alternatively you can purchase a Jelly Roll of Little Black Dress 2 and cut the 2.5" strips into squares. This would also leave you with bunches of leftover Little Black Dress 2 for a pillow or table topper! Woohoo!!
For those of you that might be interested in doing the bird and berries in wool, I just completed a flimsey of a scaled down wool version of the pattern. If you're interested in having the bird template for this version please let me know. I hope to get this quilted soon to share in a separate post.
If you haven't signed up for the Redbird and Berries starter kit giveaway, please be sure to enter here. A winner will be chosen late on February 15th. The giveaway is open to domestic and international participants.
Thanks again for all of your postive and thoughtful comments my friends and have a wonderful Superbowl Sunday!