Tree Bird Blog Hop and a Giveaway!

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Thank you Lana over at It Seams To Be Sew and  Madame Samm for this fun and creative blog hop. Welcome everyone and if you are new I hope you will stop back. I try and share quilt tutorials and projects and also have a Linky Party every Tuesday. Right now there is a giveaway going on if you link up and……keep reading for another giveaway right here!

Most people are using Beautiful Birds by Tracy Lizotte for Elizabeth’s Studio but I didn’t have the fabrics and… know how much I love Island Batik fabrics and my AccuQuilt die cutter so…..for my Tree Bird Hop project I combined the two.  I also used a frame that I have had for several years and it is still available from Ackfeld Manufacturing.

Tree Bird Wall hanging

I used the AccuQuilt Simple Shapes die by Edtya Sitar and my GO! Big Electric Fabric Cutter Starter Set to create this cute little project and it took no time at all.


AccuQuilt GO! BIG electric fabric cutter

I used the die to cut out my first stem and leaves and then I used the leftover piece to cut another stem and then I just freehand cut a couple other pieces. I really like to use every last scrap.

I used my vintage 15-91 Singer sewing machine which only has a straight stitch so I did a little free-motion wiggle stitching for my applique and did some stippling in the background.

Closeup of applique at Freemotion by the River

One little bird almost flew away…….there he is!

Back of wallhanging

How would you like to win 5 fat quarters of beautiful batiks called Great Balls of Fire from Island Batik!

Win Island Batik fabrics at Freemotion by the River

Just leave me a comment letting me know how you follow me on any of these social media platforms.


So many birds in the tree
This giveaway is open to everyone until Wednesday March 25th, midnight CST.
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  1. Connie this is brilliant! And the bird on the back: so fun! The idea of the frame is really good too.
    I'm an old Bloglovin' follower!

  2. That is really beautiful. I am not normally a fan of batiks but these are really pretty and I love them. Thank you for sharing your lovely project.

  3. Connie, you inspire me to try to create original blocks with AccuQuilt dies! I love your original blocks. I also love the Island Batiks. Thank you for the opportunity.

  4. Oh how darling. I just learned how to do machine applique and I think I'm in love. The batiks are so awesome. Please throw me into the pot. Thanks so much.

  5. Oh, Connie, I love your birds in Island Batiks. So bright and cheerful. Spring time is upon us and your little makes me smile. I love following you. You always have a surprise up your sleeve. Bloglovin'!!

  6. What a sweet quilt. The batiks are gorgeous – you can't go wrong with them. Cute that you added the bird to the back, too. I've been following you for a few years – now I use Feedly. Yep, I'd love to win those batiks.

  7. What a cute little project. So easy with your cutter! Makes it sew much quicker…lol

  8. So pretty, nothing I would even attempt myself.. I follow you with Feedly.. thanks for the offer!

  9. Those are some absolutely beautiful little birdies! I would really love winning those beautiful batik fat quarters. But, I guess that would mean that I would have to end up buying an AccuQuilt GO! thing because I'd like to make some birdies!

  10. Great balls of fire! I'd be so happy to create something lovely with that bundle! I just finished a quilt top with a batik collection from Moda and I love it! I am a Bloglovin' follower of yours.

  11. Cute birds! What a great use for your batiks, I'd love to win those Island colors. I follow you on Bloglovin.

  12. It is so pretty, Connie! I love the solitary bird on the back too. It looks beautiful hanging on the frame.


  13. I follow onFeedly. I just love your little birds- my favorite is the little guy in the corner on the back.

  14. Hi Connie – love your birdies! I follow thru email. I just received an Accu-quilt GO from my family members for my birthday! Having a ball cutting squares and HST's, even sewed some pinwheels. I can hardly wait to purchase some of the other dies!! Ouch!!!!

  15. Hi Connie ! My answer is YES! I would love to win 5 fat quarters Of Great balls of fire ! Your wall hanging is really cute ! Edyta's dies are great! One of these days I will get an Accu Quilt !

  16. I love anything made with batiks. Your little bird quilt is adorable! I follow you via email and Google Friends Connect.

  17. Hi there Connie!
    I follow you with email and on Bloglovin' as a backup!
    Those little birdies are so sweet! I have that Go Big machine on my birthday(Sept) list!!! I already have the Go Baby and several dies..but I think I've reached my limit on what I can do with it!

  18. Great use of your tools to make such a beautiful design! These birds are lovely and the one on the back is sweet! Thank you for the giveaway as well as the inspiration!

  19. Your little wall hanging is beautiful. I too, love using Batiks when doing appliqué. It makes things look more real.

  20. Those little birdies are so sweet and colorful. Great giveaway batiks! I follow you on FB, Bloglovin, email…don't want to miss your wonderful blogs.

  21. Connie these birdies are nice and bright. I bet that they came together really fast using the AccuQuilt. Some day I'll get one too. Thank you for the chance to win those yummy batiks and for sharing your birdies too.

    Oh I normally follow you by e-mail but I also did bloglovin' today too


  22. Hi,Connie

    I follow you through your blog and I love the Island Batiks. You have gotten me hooked on them. The colors are gorgeous.

  23. Great little quilt! Following you on bloglovin, and glad that now your on Instagram–love that platform!
    I'm at quiltfabrication

  24. I love your mini bird quilt , just perfect in batiks . I follow you here on your blog , Pinterest as well as FB . Thanks for the chance .

  25. Hi Connie, Love you "birdie" give away…and I follow you on Bloglovin, Pinterest and Facebook. that should about cover it..thanks

  26. You and your clever way with Island Batiks and AccuQuilt make this quilt sew brilliant and cute. I love the little birdie on the back trying to fly away. Great Balls of Fire is gorgeous and thank you for sharing. Thank you sew very much for Tree Bird Hopping and participating. Creative Bird Bliss…

  27. Love your appliqué birds. So small that it makes my hands ache just looking at them. Great work, as usual. I have been following you on Google Friend and Bloglovin'. Did not know you were on Facebook, so just signed on there, too. I should never miss your posts now.

  28. Oh I love those little applique birds! I recently signed up for instagram so I've followed you there. Thanks for the giveaway of those gorgeous fabrics and the chance to win!

  29. Just adorable and those batiks make it truly spring time! I even have that die…hummm, looks like I need to get it out and play a bit!

  30. I love your little bird mini! I have the same Ackfeld frame, actually I have 2 of them, and love to put mini quilts on them. I follow you with Bloglovin. Thanks for the giveaway!

  31. Following by email and love all the inspiration and Spring birds. Such "gorgeousness" by everyone. Thank you for this opportunity. Judy c

  32. Birds and batiks are a perfect combination, I think! I follow you by email, hope that counts? I'm working on a 'barbed wire' quilt now-yours inspired me!

  33. Love your mini and the birds and the batiks. Just finished a batik quilt with a frog theme. Love your giveaway.

  34. Love this little birdie quilt Connie! The gorgeous batiks you used make it look like a tropical getaway. It is very different from Edyta's work even though you used her die cuts. Wonderful job!
    I follow you on pretty much everything but Facebook – only because I haven't started with Facebook.

  35. Your birds are beautiful Connie! and I love the little bid on the back on your mini. Great touch! Thanks for all the inspiration on your blog. I follow you via Facebook and Bloglovin.

  36. I am in love with your beautiful bird project! You did such a wonderful job of using your batiks and the quilting is perfect. Thanks so much for sharing and for the wonderful giveaway you are offering!
    I just may have to buy the die.

  37. Such a sweet looking batik bird table topper! I love your quilting and that cute little stray bird on the back.

  38. I follow you on Bloglovin' and also have your blog in my roll of favorites on my own blog. So I can check in on your new posts in a couple of ways!

    Love those birds! I have that same frame and this makes me think I need a new spring mini to hang in it. The snowman on it now needs to go away.

  39. What a neat mini – thanks for showing the details of how you use your AccuQuilt. I've thought about picking one up but not sure I'd make nearly as good use of it as you do!

  40. Connie, your project is really awesome in the Batiks. The little birds are very colorful and really stand out. Thank you for sharing.
    I follow you via GFC/Bloglovin, Facebook and a few more places. Thank you so much for your giveaway.

  41. Love love love your project. I even have one of those frames I bought still in te box lost in my sewing room.
    Thanks you. I follow by email

  42. Very sweet mini. I follow your blog by email as well as bloglovin. I also follow a few of your pinterest boards. The email address I use for this purpose is 2bquilting247 at Thanks for the opportunity to win your give away.

  43. You did a wonderful job on this design, girl! I love the bright colors and the way they just pop off the white. And the little guy on the back is priceless.

  44. Super cute Connie and you know how much I love that Go Big cutter and that die you chose to use. Really cute idea putting that little bird on the back. Great idea.

    Have a good weekend

  45. I love your birds and the lovely batiks. I follow your blog; I don't use social media. Thanks for the chance to win.

  46. Really Nice!!! I
    I'm so upset, I couldn't get my pictures of my bird projects to upload to my computer???? It was too late to call my son. Oh well, please forgive me. I will post later I suppose.
    Gmama Jane

  47. Connie, your little hanging is a stunner! I love how you put your own slant on the hop and created such a striking piece. I think I can hear the birds chirping!

  48. Okay- you did it. Blew me away with birds using that Great Balls of Fire fabric. Absolutely adorable! You really have a creative spirit and always share the beautiful projects you make, thank you.

  49. CONNIE!!!!! This is ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS! I love your choice of colors and how you placed this…your photos are perfect so we can see all your stitching! My favorite is the birdie that almost got away! YOU ARE SO TALENTED…I always LOVE visiting here!!!

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