Tuesday, May 7, 2013

It's Me And The Birds Today

It's my day!

Mary's the mama bird for this hop...she's kept
us all from falling out of the nest and on track.

Madame Samm's got some great giveaways going on
over at Sew We Quilt, so don't miss going there
everyday to check out her top choices and giveaways.

During the Wicked blog hop last October, Kris at
Kris Loves Fabric made a really cool quilt with black birds on it.
I loved it and rushed right out to find the fabric she used
for the background. It took a little searching, but I managed
to find it and have been holding it my stash for just the right project.
(That "other lady" went looking for the fabric, too,
but I'm sure I found it first...not that I'm competitive.)

This was the right project....
The lines on the fabric were perfect for machine quilting and
I added some hand quilted stitches for some additional barbed wire.

The fabric on the back has feathers...loved it, too!

Poor little mouse!

I have a giveaway, too!
I found these cute little measuring spoons at a store in Utah
and HAD to have them because they had birds on them.
Perfect for this hop, aren't they!
I'll throw in a Stonehenge fat quarter, too. 

SILLY LITTLE RULES TO ENTER MY GIVEAWAY:
  1. Leave a short and sweet comment. 
  2. This one is important! Make sure I can contact you if you're a no-reply blogger. *If you don't get a reply from me, you're a no-reply blogger or something else is screwed-up.
  3. I'll mail it anywhere...yes, even to the other side of the world.
  4. Giveaway ends at 6 p.m. PST on May 15thEntries after 6 p.m. PST on May 15th will not be included in the giveaway.
Look who else is hopping today!


Check out all the bird projects on Madame Samm's Pinterest Page

Thanks for stopping by to visit!

133 comments:

apple blossom said...

love your quilt. those measuring spoons were just saying this blog hop's name. cute and fitting.

Regena said...

love the silhouettes..great job

Anita said...

The rat is very creepy but the raven is cool...love the background :)

Judy B said...

Great quilt, the fabrics are perfect! Thank you for sharing.

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Carol, I love your quilt a little spooky but that is what makes it special! Man do you have talent girl!

tubilinha tiacarminha said...

MARAVILHOSO!!!!!É interessante ver como vocês se superam a cada Hop,eu amo isso.

Mhairi said...

I hope the little mouse has a hole somewhere nearby and gets home safely.
I would love to win those spoons so I could give them to my wonderful aunt. She would LOVE them. They are wonderful, thanks so much for sharing your brilliant quilt.

Janet said...

Fantastic quilt! Great fabrics and silhouettes.

jan said...

Girl - that little mouse is awesome! That quilt is definitely a movie night snuggle up kinda quilt! - love the little measuring spoons too.
Have fun!
Jan

Martina said...

Such a great quilt! I love, love the background and style! Beautiful! Well done!

Britt-Inger said...

Your quilt is awesome with all the black bird silhouettes. Thanks for sharing your creativity and for a great give away

witje said...

wauw i like hour quilt and the mouse is awesome

thanks for shearing

Nati said...

That quilt is amazing... it scares me a bit which means it is job well done! I would so love to get another package on the mail from you... I have been playing with my little squares since they arrived yesterday!

Marian said...

Love the quilt, very whimsical and the mouse is exactly the right touch.

Patchwork and Play said...

Your wall hanging is beautiful! I especially love the silhouette effect!

Patty C. said...

Beautiful - Your work is always so lovely ... Thank you for such a darling giveaway :)

feltfree på Åsly said...

Love the silhouettes.
Thanks for sharing
Frederika

feltfree på Åsly said...

Love the silhouettes.
Thanks for sharing
Frederika

charlotte said...

Carol, your bird quilt is wonderful. I don't think you're competitive at all.

Patricia Lessell said...

I love your bird quilt.

Tracy Clark said...

Wonderful quilt! I love it...right down to the fabric choices. Very nice work!

Fiesta said...

Your quilt is adorable. Perfect for the spring season now that all the birds are out and about.

Sharon said...

I just love your quilt very pretty....and I love the backing fabric also...great job. Please add me to your give a way as I collect spoons and these are just darling. Have a super day.

KaHolly said...

Wow! You did a great job!! I'm loving it!

Elizabeth Coughlin said...

Great quilt! The barbed wire stitching is a clever touch.

Marla's Crafts said...

That is a beautiful quilt. What a nice idea for a give away.

Judy Cooper Textile Images said...

Lovely quilt. Thanks for sharing and the giveaway.

Vickie said...

As Billy Crystal says, It looks marvelous ! That fabric was a good find !

Cindy said...

Your quilt is awesome! Very nicely done! Thank you for sharing and the chance to win your giveaway.

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

love your project Carol...very unique..great color.

patchouli moon studio said...

Carol the quilt is gorgeous!!!!! Those measuring spoons are so cute and look like little shovels.

Madame Samm said...

No way.....the only reason why you got that fabric faster than me is because you live in the US.....and not that I am competitive in any way...but I am the one who told you about Kris quilt and what I was going to do..lol
NOW YOURS is amazing...but I may have you beat...not sure....but I really like yours..and those spoons...I would treasure them...MUST FLY lol You are for the BIRDS ....geesh love it

Natasha said...

No neeed to enter me into the giveaway. That quilt is creepy! But in a good way. LOL

krislovesfabric said...

Marvelous...LOVE IT!! Great looking quilt you've got there lady...glad I didn't have to wait any longer to see it :) Yours I would call a story quilt...love the mouse and the motion...the fence...great work.

Julia said...

Love the quilt but could do without the mouse silhouette. Really don't need a reminder of the mouse (or rat) invasion of my house. Great talent!

Sowing Stitches said...

love the background fabric!!

Jeanie said...

Wonderful quilt...from the fabric to the crows to the mouse! I'm choosing to believe that the mouse slips away at the last second! Thanks for sharing and for the cute giveaway!

Thearica said...

I love love love your quilt! and those measuring spoons! :)

Emily C said...

Love these hops, always interesting to see what others create. I would have made hummingbirds or doves, maybe bluebirds(as many have). I would never have thought of crows. Very nicely done.

✾Jamie Lee Cooley✾ said...

Neat quilt and I live the grays! I wonder what the feather fabric is? I like it a lot!

Just Quilt It said...

Great quilt! The black is so striking against the gray. Lovely work. Those spoons are great!

Margaret said...

That is awesome. I am amazed at all the talent I see everyday here in blogland. One of the reasons I so enjoy these hops. Great job.

MooseStash Quilting said...

I too fell in love with the quilt in the Wicked Blog Hop. It's never gotten past the "wanna do" stage, but your pushing me closer and closer to it! I love your take on it! :-)

Linda said...

You certainly deserve the honor of Most Creative today! It is gorgeous!!!
(And I would love to win those adorable measuring spoons!)

Brenda said...

This quilt is just perfect. Love the measuring spoons too.

Patty said...

I LOVE your raven quilt. Perfect!And thanks for the chance to win these great measure spoons. Don't know how I missed you yesterday, but I found you today. Glad I did.

Cherry's Prairie Primitives said...

Loved your quilt!! The fabrics are perfect!! Poor little mouse!!

mindingmomma said...

the quilt is amazing
mindingmomma(at)aol(dot)com

Vicki H said...

I love the fabrics you chose for the background and the backing. I wish I had just a fraction of your creativity. Thanks for sharing and Happy Birthday.

Wendy said...

Carol, I adore your work and watching your pysudo competition with a certain other lady is so entertaining!! Thank you so much for your share today!

Leanne Parsons said...

I love your quilt! Great job!

Gwen said...

You did a wonderful job, but I do feel sorry for the mouse!

Sharon said...

The measuring spoons are too cute. Also like your bird quilt.

Mara said...

WOW! Great fabric choices and love the scared little mouse, and the measuring spoon that says "dash" reminds me of the kind of "dash" of salt my husband puts on food, p.s. Happy Belated Birthday.

vernagrace said...

I love crows' silhouettes, and you did a fabulous job on this quilt. My first time on your blog thanks to the blog hop. Thank you for the giveaway.

Beth Strand said...

What a great quilt...I was very "taken" with that fabric to but, alas, my house can only hold so much! lol. pbstrand@msn.com

Jo C. said...

Wow, the crows are stunning! Thank you!
Boppiesgirl at gmail dot com

Jo C. said...

Wow, the crows are stunning! Thank you!
Boppiesgirl at gmail dot com

Jo C. said...

Wow, the crows are stunning! Thank you!
Boppiesgirl at gmail dot com

Linda Crosby said...

Love your quilting but the subject was a little scary for me as I can't handle any type of mice or rat families. haha The measuring spoons are really special. Thanks for the chance to win

Linda J said...

Very dramatic quilt even with a mouse in jeopardy from the blackbirds! "The Birds" theme, literally!

What a gorgeous set of measuring spoons you are offer as a giveaway! Are you sure you want to do that?? Should I be lucky enough to win them I don't think they would ever be used or hit the dishwasher if they did.

nettie said...

Thanks for the memories!
Love your blog too.
Your newest birdie quilt is so sweet.
I could really use those measuring spoons for Mother's Day, mine fell apart in the dishwasher.
Happy Mommy's Day.
Nettie

Margaret said...

those spoons are adorable. I love your birds

Jacqueline said...

Great Fall/Halloween quilt Ms Poe.. Edgar Allen is one of my favorite reads and I think of him when I see this quilt.. and the addition on the backside is perfect.

Lived in Utah for 10 years, now am in the Midwest. would love the spoon set from Utah for many reasons.

Thanks for a chance.

Susan said...

I really like your bird project...love the background fabric! Happy birthday! What your family did was SO SWEET!

Sharon Dawn said...

Love your fabric find and design! The little mouse is a great detail!

CaliQuilter said...

Your raven quilt is lovely. Those measuring spoons are a perfect fit for this hop!

Needled Mom said...

That quilt is beautiful....perfect for the hop too.

Mary said...

Super great quilt. You always do such wonderful projects. Great on the background!

tink's mom said...

What a super duper job you did on this quilt. Barbed wire was a great idea. HAPPY BIRTHDAY too.

Newbie Jen said...

I love your project. I was going in that direction too, but didn't get past sketching my crows. Your's looks marvelous!

Katie M. said...

Love the quilt and that little mouse? just an added interest! I would love to find some of that feather fabric... super nice!

Julie in WA said...

The quilt is ominous. So good to see a rat on there. Great imagination!

Nellie Duclos said...

Carol-Love the mouse looking up at the birds-I wonder what he's thinking! Those are great measuring spoons with the spade-shaped bowl-very different. From California, thanks for sharing and the opportunity to win some vintage treasures.
Rosemary

sandi s said...

I love your bird project. Thank you for the giveaway.

sandra said...

Carol I do love your quilt but it is kinda scary too because ever since I saw the movie "The Birds" they sorta scare me.lol But you did a wonderful job with all your little extras. Super give away, thanks.

CharlotteT said...

Hey Carol, love your quilt. It is outstanding! I think I got my no-reply problem fixed, I guess I'll know if I don't hear from you! That's a fine giveaway also!

Sharmond said...

Great quilt with the black birds! I have been inspired by some bird quilts as well and would like to make one, someday! Thanks for giveaway.

Sharmond said...

Great quilt with the black birds! I have been inspired by some bird quilts as well and would like to make one, someday! Thanks for giveaway.

~Laurie~ said...

Love these hops Carol - always finding more blogs to follow and be inspired by. Thanks!!!!!!!

Linda said...

HELLO! WHAT A SWEET POST!
LOVE THE SPOONS TOO!
THANKS FOR SHARING!

msstitcher1948@yahoo.com

Denise said...

A.MA.ZING quilt! I LOVE IT! and your're right....poor little mouse! Thank you for sharing and thank you for the giveaway!

Bonnie Pfrimmer said...

Love your quilt! You are so creative... Thanks for the giveaway. How cute those measuring spoons are.

Suze said...

I always look forward to your post in the blog hops. And, again I am not disappointed. The bird quilt is adorable. I love the background fabric. It all came together to make a lovely, lovely quilt. You are very generous with your giveaway. The measuring spoons are adorable. I can hardly wait for your post in the next hop. You are very creative and a great source of inspiration.

Suze said...

I always look forward to your post in the blog hops. And, again I am not disappointed. The bird quilt is adorable. I love the background fabric. It all came together to make a lovely, lovely quilt. You are very generous with your giveaway. The measuring spoons are adorable. I can hardly wait for your post in the next hop. You are very creative and a great source of inspiration.

Lyn said...

Great quilt...great measuring spoons

Sherry said...

I love, love, love your quilt. The fabric was one worth hunting down and your project was perfect for it. I enjoy seeing what the creative people in this hop have to share.

Pauline said...

I loved Kris her quilt too, was so happy she showed it again, this hop. You made a beautiful quilt, the fabric does it, don't it? Thanks for sharing.

Kathy H said...

You have inspired me to try some silhouette quilts. I think that is a beautiful quilt. I love it when the backing works out like that too.

Michelle said...

Ooooh - I love bird silhouettes. Which is why I've got one on my quilt, too! :-)

My Life and Quilting on the Cape said...

Hi Carol... I just love the measure spoons... They are unique... I would love to win them... I also love you quilt..It is so diffrent but beautiful... Thanks for the wonderful giveway... Hugs :)

Lou said...

Great quilt! Love the shadows! The backing is great fabric!!! Love when a concept comes together:)

Kirsten said...

Your quilt is quite striking!

Vivian said...

Very cute, love the spoons. I love crows!

linny said...

Love the raven quilt, the spoons are lovely as well. Thanks for the chance to win them. lyn.robyn.smith@gmail.com

lefuntz said...

I remember the quilt Kris made very well.I loved it and yours is stellar! That fabric really is perfect for it. I always know you and that other lady are going to make something sew fantastic.

Kathy @ Kwilty Pleasures said...

It's raven-ous!

JanesQuilting said...

Your Crows are adorable...Perfect!

Bonnie58 said...

Love the quilt. It is great. Thanks for sharing and for the opportunity on the draw.
bonnielarson58(at)gmail(dot)com

Jane S. said...

I absolutely love this quilt! Crows/ravens are my favorite birds so having them on a quilt is the best thing ever. :)

lauraluvsloons said...

Now that's a nice spooky little quilt. Love the silhouettes and the fabrics.

ritainalaska said...

marvelous, unique quilt! great applique work!

Sewgirl said...

Great quilt...I hope you have a great place to hang it.
thanks for sharing.

Little Quilt Shop said...

Very Cool!! My daughter wrote a small book for kids on crows....a character building one....she would love your idea!!

Julianne said...

What a neat quilt...makes me think of "Edgar Allen Poes" thing with the birds...so scary!

Amy said...

Very cool quilt!! Love the silhouette shapes!

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

I love the little mouse you've added to the bird quilt. It is perfection!

Patty D from NC said...

Great mini quilt!

Janarama said...

Awesome quilt ... quite deserving as one of the tope 3 of today. Love the little added mouse. LOL

LJ said...

eeeek!!! Love the quilt and the fabric is marvelous! Did the seller know that you and MS were out looking at the same time? Now that's a perfect situation for a bidding war!!

hookedonquilting said...

Great quilt! But poor little mouse... Love the spoons too. I've never seen any like them but may just have to start looking.

Lori said...

This is a wonderful quilt. I love all the motion. These spoons are the best. Thanks for a chance to win.

Lavonna ZWB said...

LOVE it! Thank you for sharing it with us. The fabric is great!

Theresa said...

Just love this quilt! Shades of gray are wonderful. That poor little mouse, he's so doomed! lol Thanks for the chance giveaway, those measuring spoons are the sweetest!

Lorene Holbrook said...

what a cool quilt! thanks for sharing. I soooo want to win! I have been collecting measuring spoons and cups. this would be a wonderful addition! thanks for the chance....

Gill said...

Stunning Carol! The colours make it so dramatic - I love the mouse too!
Thank you for sharing!

Lesley said...

Carol, your quilt is awesome! Love your fabric choices, your birds, and that teeny, tiny little mouse. What a perfect quilt for this hop! Well done!

Bente-I like to QuiltBlog said...

-love this quilt, so beautiful!
Thanks for sharing and the chance to win too.
Liebe Grüße
Bente

Stitches said...

Your quilt is awesome and so are the measuring spoons. Would love to have them...

carla said...

Hi!!!! Love it!!!! Love it all!!!! I really love the little mouse too!!!! Now I am wondering what That Other Lady is doing!!!! hee hee

Shauna said...

Love your quilt, the mouse is so cute!!! Thanks for the chance

KatieQ said...

I love/pity the little mouse on the bottom. The backing fabric is perfect.

MoeWest said...

You did a great job on this quilt! I remember liking the one from the Wicked hop too.

Sue said...

Oh Carol(hey Neil Sedaka wrote a song about you!), I love your quilt. It is so elegant and the mouse adds a bit of whimsy to it. Sorry it took me so long to post but this has been a really busy week with the Sew Mama
Sew giveaway day and the birdies! I think I win on most projects this time tho'...just wait til you see all of mine! LOL, I had fun!

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

Love the quilt, and the wee mousie.

Kathy said...

Love the quilt and the wee mouse is adorable.

Tricia said...

Carol I so LOVE the crows & mouse. Those measuring spoons are adorable and would be oh so handy in some of my OLD recipes that actually use the those words in the recipes. I would love to win them so thank you for the chance to and for sharing your great project with us.

Sincerely,
Tricia

Pamela said...

I love your quilt. Thanks for sharing!

nicolesender said...

Love the quilt! It's truly one of a kind.
nicolesender(at)yahoo(dot)com

Margy said...

love the feather fabric -great for the background with those silhouttes Margy

Margy said...

love the feather fabric -great for the background with those silhouttes Margy

Loralynn said...

I love your quilt! It's creepy and cute all at the same time! I can definitely see me cuddled up in a quilt like this while reading Stephen King or Dean Koontz...or...even better yet...how about some Edgar Allen Poe?!?!

✾Jamie Lee Cooley✾ said...

Found the feather fabric finally at Shabby Fabrics and bought 2 yards!