Download the free Redbird and Berries PDF from the Moda Bake Shop or from my Craftsy pattern store.
Redbird and Berries was inspired by my love of Songbirds -- especially the Northern Cardinal.
I feel my interactions with them sometimes include small, yet meaningful, messages from my mom.
Even the name of my blog reflects my love of this precious little songbird.
Moda / United Notions web site -- I knew I had to make something with it. That red colored Grunge was perfect for a Redbird.
I'm also big fan of anything Mackenzie Childs, so the rest of my inspiration came from the Mackenzie Childs "Courtly Check" pattern (Courtly Check is a registered trademark of MacKenzie-Childs) -- one of her very popular lines.
Here are two of my favorite Courtly Check pieces by Mackenzie-Childs. Isn't that ring dish sweet? I keep waiting for it drop in my lap... I'm afraid $185 is a bit out of my price range!
|Image from MacKenzie-Childs.com|
The rest is history - I sent a proposal to the lovely team at the Moda Bake Shop and they graciously accepted.
The fabric (once available) magically shows up on the doorstep and, after a few weeks of
Redbird and Berries Mini Quilt
An Original Design by Karen L. Miller
for the Moda Bake Shop
Size: 22" x 30"
Hand Appliqued & Machine Pieced
Machine Quilted on my Domestic Machine
Awesome Aurifil Mako 50wt Thread
for applique, piecing and quilting!
Category: Original Design Quilts
I hope you get a chance to hop over to Amy's and view all of the fantastic quilts on display.
Voting begins May 23rd. You'll find "Redbird and Berries" in the "Original Design Quilts" category.
There is also "Viewers Choice" voting -- be sure to nominate your favorite "Viewers Choice" quilt here by May 23rd.
As always -- thanks for your continued support and encouragement!