Going to the birds

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I’ve been making one…..or two birds….aren’t they cute!

Batik birds from AccuQuilt at Freemotion by the River

I’m also working with leaves and flowers in batiks. I do raw edge applique and batiks are wonderful for that.

AccuQuilt Simple Shapes die and batiks

I am using the Simple Shapes die by Edyta Star for AccuQuilt, isn’t it neat! This die can be used with the AccuQuilt GO! or GO! Baby.

AccuQuilt Simple Shapes die

I still have all of these pieces that I will use for some more applique projects.

cutting pieces

Want to see what I am working on?  This is about 12 x 18 and will probably be a wall hanging.

Simple Shapes wallhanging at Freemotion by the River

For a limited time you can get Edyta Sitar’s pattern Spring Showers for free. It uses the Simple Shapes die and also the Dancing Umbrella.

I will use my vintage 15-91 Singer sewing machine for the applique but before I get started on it I have another project I need to do. Looks like Builder Bob’s shorts are wearing out. You know how it is when you have a favorite piece of clothing…..you’ll wear them forever. The closest color of thread I have is this green Aurifil, it actually matches better than it looks in the photo.

mend Bobs shorts

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  1. Sara Gasch says:

    I am new to your blog, so you probably have mentioned this elsewhere, but how do you do your applique? Do you use fusible web? Just curious. I so want to learn but am very intimidated. I love your bird shapes though!

  2. Kati from Kati's Quilting says:

    I'm not all for birds in my quilting, but yours look really neat, Connie! I love Edyta Sitar's style and love how you made her wallhanging!

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  4. Janeen van Niekerk says:

    Hi Connie, Those birds are awesome! I just love batik fabrics….

  5. made by ChrissieD says:

    gorgeous Connie and oh the number of times I've had to repair shorts! Think you have the same Singer as me, is it a 99K? – Chris 😀

  6. Catherine says:

    Hi Connie,
    I'm visiting via the Sew Darn Crafty party. I'm just starting to do some appliqué and loved seeing your birds. What vibrant colours-they look really fantastic. I tried doing some raw edge appliqué during a class earlier this year. Do you use a fusible web?

  7. Valerie Reynolds says:

    Love the birds made out of the batiks!!

  8. Karen - Quilts...etc. says:

    LOL – I think my husband has the same shorts that I have mended – last time he got a big old hole in the side of them and I had to iron an iron on patch on to it from the inside and sew all over it to make sure it would stay down – but he wanted to keep them and wouldn't toss them – not the prettiest job but he still wears them

  9. Somehow, I don't think Builder Bob would welcome a cute little bird over that patch. 😀 But they are cute.

  10. Libby in TN says:

    I bet Builder Bob just looks cute in those shorts, period!

  11. Judy D in WA says:

    Cute, cute, cute! I bet Builder Bob's shorts would look cute with a little bird over that patch. 🙂

  12. What cute little birds! I suggest embroidering little hammers over that rip. I hate it when my favorite clothes wear out.