Thursday, February 19, 2015

I've got my eye on you!

Welcome to the Jamie Fingal Autumn Birds  Blog Hop and GIVEAWAY!   


I am excited to be part of this, and support my friend, Jamie Fingal!   Her newest fabric line with Hoffman Fabrics "Autumn is for Birds" will be in stores in April.  

Here's the new line! 


I scarcely knew where to begin with such rich colors and fabulous textures! 

I was really working outside my comfort zone on this project and had a blast being silly, whimsical and carefree!  What better combination than birds and kittens and prairie points!

I love birding and always enjoy creating places for them in my backyard.  My cats love watching 'bird tv' especially on the days the bird feeders are all replenished and bird baths are refilled. I had fun creating one of my own cats, Ms Stella O'Houligan (who is nearly 20 and well past bird catching days) when she sleeps under the honeysuckle tree enjoying the sun on her furs in the breezy days of fall.    


Size is 21" W x 30" L 

I'm totally in love with those darling orange polka dots! I cut out the bird shapes from a prefused piece of fabric.  I used Mistyfuse for this project.


 Ms Stella is is none the worse for wear, snoozin under the tree but as you can see,


she's always got one eye open for birds.  That is a cabochon glass bead with digital eye attached. I get my eyes on Etsy.  
Adding  hand embroidery is always fun and addictive! 



All the outline quilting was done with Aurifil's Linen thread.  This bright orange gave just the right amount of visual weight and wasn't too difficult as long as it was in the bobbin. 

I used Aurifil's lime green Linen for the ghost branches. 

Here is a link to Jamie's Twisted Sister blog talking about how the 'Autumn is for Birds' fabric line was madehttp://www.jamiefingaldesigns.com/2015/01/autumn-is-for-birds.html and a link to Hoffman Fabrics  http://www.hoffmanfabrics.com/


Schedule for Blog Hop


Feb 17 - Lisa Chin
Feb 18 - Cheryl Sleboda
Feb 19 - Stacy Hurt
Feb 21 - Sue Bleiweiss

Feb 22 - Jamie Fingal


And last but not least!  There's a giveaway too! 
Just leave a comment below and at the end of the blog run all comments are combined and a random winner will be chosen by Jamie on her post!  Deadline to enter is February 25th at Midnight PST.  Sorry, it's only open for US residents though.  


Happy Birdy Sewing!









33 comments:

  1. First to comment again! Guess I just can't wait to see what each hopper has created with this wonderful batch of fabrics. They are so bright and cheerful, especially with this resurgence of winter's cold and dreary weather we are facing.

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  3. Oh I love your quilt! Kitty and birds my favorite. Love this new line of fabric.

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  4. Wow very nice wall quilt.......I agree the colors are very over whelming...But when you get past that the ideas just come .........ty for sharing...........

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  5. Rosemary B here:
    I love this Stacy. The fabric is beautiful and I love what you made of it!

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  6. cute cat! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  7. Fantastic quilt - a wonderful use of the colors and fabrics from Jamie's collection..."one eye open" kitty is perfect!

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  8. I really like the quilt you made using these fun fabrics! And, as I didn't know about your blog, you now have a new reader!

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  9. Love the bird and cat blocks. I love birds too. We have an outside adopted feral cat who is mostly tame and she likes to watch the birds too. We recently participated in the Great Backhard Bird Count in our area.
    Thanks,
    Peggy
    Peggy_verdongibbs@att.net

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  10. You quilt is absolutely delightful! I love the concept, the composition, and all the details. Thanks for sharing! And your blog is gorgeous!

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  11. Your cat is so pecial! Well done!

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  12. Beautiful collection of Autumn fabrics. 24Tangent@gmail.com

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  13. I love what you did with Jamie's fabric. I would love to win some if I was so lucky. If not,{sigh} then I'll have to go to "Mary Jo's" to buy some in April.

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  14. I love your quilt - the cat is so cute!

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  16. That is a great wall hanging! (Or cat bed?? It would be for my cat!) Cats are great! And Jamie's fabrics spur one to take risks, don't they.

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  17. Wow, your project is fabulous! These are such wonderful fabrics, thanks for the chance to win.

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    1. Hi Lisa! YOU WON!!! Please email me your snail mail address so I can get the bundle shipped out to you!

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  18. Love the cat in your quilt - very well done!

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  19. Your quilt is sew awesome! Love it and love all the bright fabrics in the line.

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  20. I love your quilt and that you included Ms. Stella, just beautiful! Can't wait to play with thia fabric line.

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  21. I love seeing what different artists so with the same materials. As a cat owner love seeing Stella in the quilt.

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  22. I love your birds, very original. I would not have thought to make them orange.

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  23. HI, like your Kitty>cute project!
    Thanks for sharing a neat giveaway!
    msstitcher1214@gmail.com

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  24. Love your snoozing Ms Stella. Beautiful fabrics.

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  25. Oh wow, your birding quilt is so pretty! Gosh, those are gorgeous fabrics...I think I'd like to make some covers for some old pillows on my couch, or some curtains. Lovely! God bless! ILuvTheEucharist @ aol.com

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  26. Love your happy quilt! My cats love reclining on their window seats and watching bird tv!

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  27. wonderful use of striped fabric for cat's fur!

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  28. Your birds with striped kitty watching are very eye catching, cute, and clever use of the beautiful fabric.
    Thanks for sharing.

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  29. Your quilt is awesomely clever! -- soparkaveataoldotcom

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