The Pokeberry Quilt

The Pokeberry Quilt

Thursday, November 10, 2016

The Pumpkin Birds

 
I absolutely love the color of these birds.
Hard to see, but inside the head feathers
 are long drizzle stitches that have been couched down.

 
The embellishments on the head are stitched with blue Sea Grass.
Also using several long drizzle stitches that has been couched down.
 
 
I think these birds may be my favorites so far
 with the rich contrast between the
gray backgrounds and the pumpkin birds.
Bullion Knots are used to outline the bird wing.
I use a #1 Milliner needle for any of the
 wrapped stitches as Sue suggests.
 
All the birds legs on all the blocks are made using
multiple Bullion Knots. 
 
 

11 comments:

  1. I love the colors in this block. I think the contrast is great and those blue buttons really pop!

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  2. I, too, love the color of these birds. (On my monitor they look a little more coral than pumpkin, though.) All the handwork detail definitely adds to the charm of these little birds!

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  3. A lot of work but the results are well worth the effort. Very cheerful too.

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  4. These birds are delightful! I have been taking Sue's online classes through Craftsy and just started learning the drizzle stitch. So much fun!

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  5. I just love anything that has the color of pumpkins, these are delightful.

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  6. I love these birds! I saw this book while out traveling and visiting quilt shops and it made me think of you! I'm not inclined to make the birds myself but I do enjoy seeing yours.

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  7. Delicious! What beautiful stitching! These are the perfect colors for the season.

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  8. What fun blocks!

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  9. I love to watch birds but I have never seen some like these. (lol) Which is Too sad because they are absolutely wonderful! Love the little details added to give them life. Even the background is decorated. Most awesome work. Well done. ;^)

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  10. Such a happy bird! love all your stitches!

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