Excuse the lousy picture, but all I had available was laying it out on the floor. This quilt is kind of a sampler of different bird block designs. All the applique shapes were cut out on my Sizzix machine using Appl-K-Kutz dies and they are all embroidered. Here’s bird block 1:
…and here’s the 2nd bird block design:
I love how the plumes just kind of flow from the swirl tails. Here’s the 3rd bird block design:
…and last but not least, my current favorite, bird block 4:
The heart looks really intriguing; here’s a closeup shot of the thread work:
I was going to use a feathered wreath for the center block but I’ve used them in so many quilts that I thought I should use a different shape. Here’s what I ended up using:
I’ll show you different variations of this block in another post, but know that this block looks very different when set on square instead of on point. And here’s a side setting triangle block:
…and here’s a corner setting triangle:
And here they all are again put together:
And now for a good pressing so I can get this quilt basted together!
That turned out so gorgeous! Will have to continue my pursuit of a Sissix…..had put it on the “back burner” a while back but your posts remind me of why I love die cuts! Thanks for the beautiful post….hugs….
such a wonderful design. Your die cut shapes are so versatile that I’m always enchanted by seeing the beauty that they create. Far superior to any AccuQuilt die shape that I’ve seen. Plus, your color selection,applique’ stitching and spectacular free-motion quilting always creates breathtaking quilts. I’m so looking forward to creating with your die shapes. Love them.