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. Ella and Nesta says:

    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. My heart is here says:

    What a lovely giveaway!

  3. says:

    Cute quilt. I follow via bloglovin.

  4. Sarah@123quilt says:

    I love the little bird on the back! Following you on Bloglovin. Thanks for the chance to win!

  5. 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.

  6. Your quilt is beautiful
    Follow you on facebook

  7. Lovelli Quilts says:

    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.

  8. Farm Quilter says:

    Your quilt is beautiful!! I follow your blog via email and Farm Quilting follows you on FB.

  9. Love your Mini Birds – I follow you on Facebook and via email.

  10. Very beautiful birds in those lovely Batiks. Thanks for sharing your creative work. Blessings Sandra

  11. I follow Facebook and Pinterest

  12. SandyQuilts says:

    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.

  13. Beautiful color choices for the birds. The piece is lovely!!

  14. 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'!!

  15. Patty D from NC says:

    Beautiful bird mini. Colors are stunning. I'd love to win the fqs!

  16. Love your birds!

    I have that die and I just may give it a try this afternoon.

    I follow you on feedly.

  17. Your bird quilt is beautiful!

    I follow you on Bloglovin. Thanks!

    Please click on the delaineelliott above for my email link.

  18. I follow on IG, Pinterest and Facebook. Thanks for the chance to win.

  19. 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.

  20. Love your birdie mini!
    Bloglovin follower: Nicole Sender

  21. Love your quilt. I'm going to have to dig out my bird die and see what I can come up with.

  22. gorgeous batiks–they showcase your design beautifully!

  23. madebymeinred says:

    Yep, the batiks made beautiful birds.

  24. Michele T says:

    Very sweet mini quilt!!! I am following you via Bloglovin, thanks for the chance!!

  25. Very cute project. I just signed up to follow on facebook.


  26. apple blossom says:

    beautiful work. I'm pinterest follower thanks

  27. Barbara O. says:

    What a fabulous mini quilt that you've created! I follow you on Blogger. Thanks for the chance!

  28. creativity amongst chaos says:

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

  29. Gwynette in NW Arkansas says:

    I follow by email. The little birds are adorable and the batiks are gorgeous!!!

  30. Sweet little quilt. The acquit makes it look easy! I follow via Bloglovin.

  31. Debbie -- Sheltered Stitches says:

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

  32. 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!

  33. 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.

  34. Paradise Threads says:

    I found you through a bloghop. Really enjoy your outdoor photos and quilting designs.

  35. Sandy Allen says:

    Love the one that almost got away! I follow you through bloglovin.

  36. Very nice! Love the colors. I follow you on Facebook.

  37. Carole @ From My Carolina Home says:

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

  38. Soma Acharya says:

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


  39. I follow you on Pinterest & Facebook. love your birdie project.

  40. I follow on Facebook. I love your mini quilt! Thanks for sharing.

  41. Material Girl says:

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

  42. Mary Walker says:

    I love following you on Facebook! Love that little quilt by the way! It's such a happy little quilt!

  43. Marcie's Quilting Therapy says:

    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!!!!

  44. Your birds turned out so nicely, love the fabrics you used.
    and yes! I do follow you 🙂

    Happy quilting!

  45. barbara woods says:

    i follow your blog and follow you on facebook

  46. 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 !

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

  48. What a lovely little bird mini! Those birds are adorable! Especially into the batik!

  49. Quilting Tangent says:

    Forgot to tell you following on bloglovin'.

  50. squirrelie55 says:

    I love your giveaways. I follow you on facebook.

  51. Jacqueline Frances says:

    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!

  52. Sandie @ crazy'boutquilts says:

    I love your birds! Very sweet. I follow thru blogger. Happy Spring!

  53. The colors you picked are striking. I follow you on Bloglovin.

  54. 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!

  55. Jane's Quilting says:

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

  56. I follow with bloglovin

  57. jellybean says:

    Following via pinterest

  58. jellybean says:

    Following on Facebook Thanks for the giveaway

  59. Connie, your birds are absolutely lovely! Beautiful work.

  60. Love your birds. I have been following your blog on GFC and also your FB page.

  61. Your mini-quilt is wonderful. I follow you on pinterest

  62. Shebandowan says:

    Love your birds. I follow you via email.


  63. Elizabeth says:

    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.

  64. 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


  65. 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.

  66. Susan Arnold says:

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

  67. teachpany says:

    So cute! Love the bird on the back. I follow via email and Facebook.

  68. I follow on Bloglovn! I love the mini bird quilt!

  69. 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 .

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

  71. Createology says:

    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…

  72. BarbCarol says:

    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.

  73. SuperMomNoCape says:

    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!

  74. Calicojoan says:

    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!

  75. Deb G. in VA says:

    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!

  76. JudyCinNC says:

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

  77. Tammy Hutchinson says:

    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!

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

  79. Connie, your birds are gorgeous. I love the colors you have used. The hanging, perfect.

  80. 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.

  81. 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.

  82. Love those colors. I follow on Bloglovin.

  83. 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.

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

  85. 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.

  86. Terri Ann says:

    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!

  87. The batiks are wonderful. I follow you by email.

  88. Just darling! I love the little surprise birdie on the back! Thanks so much!

  89. Joyce Carter says:

    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.

  90. Connie, your mini bird quilt is beautiful. Thanks for having this great giveaway. I follow you by email.
    Linda "Cookie" Lawrence

  91. The batiks are beautiful. Your quilt is sweet. I follow via Facebook. Thank you for the giveaway.

  92. tiffany Matto says:

    Cute! Cute! Cute! Batiks are perfect for nature stuff! I follow on facebook.

  93. Nancy Lewis says:

    I follow via Bloglovin. Love the fabric.

  94. 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

  95. Gorgeous fabrics. I follow your blog. Thanks for the great giveaway.

  96. Your mini quilt is gorgeous!

  97. Sylvia Anderson says:

    Love the colorful little birds on your little quilt and thank you for the giveaway opportunity. I follow you via Newsletter and Pinterest.

  98. 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.

  99. I follow by email. Love your birds, so cute!
    dragonfly9716 at yahoo dot com

  100. I follow you by email. I have been coveting that die. Love your birds and the whole. Mini quilt. Thanks for letting me follow youmm.

  101. Daryl @ Patchouli Moon Studio says:

    Your batik birds are beautiful Connie. I follow you via GFC.

  102. I follow by email. Love your blog and the Tuesday linky party.

  103. ✾Jamie Lee Cooley✾ says:

    Oh Connie I knew you'd make something awesome! Love your hanging!!!

  104. Vicki in MN says:

    Google-your little hanging is sooo cute!

  105. wow this is a lovely mini. so pretty and happy looking. I love the batiks used. I follow through email.

  106. 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.

  107. Sally Hurley says:

    So pretty! I love the little bird on the back.

  108. Hi Connie. Beautiful panel. I am an email follower. Thanks so much for sharing

  109. Beautiful panel, Connie! I love the bird on the back, too!
    I follow through GFC.

  110. Stitchin At Home says:

    Love the bird mini. I follow via bloglovin.

  111. I follow you on bloglovin. Your quilt is lovely!

  112. Thanks for the gie=veaway!! Your birdies are so cute. Love you site.

  113. tink's mom says:

    Love what you did with your Go Cutter. The batiks worked perfectly.

  114. 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

  115. Thats lovely Connie, great job.

  116. Mary Huey says:

    Delightful piece, Connie — follow you on bloglovin!

  117. Lisa Marie says:

    Love your bird project! I follow via GFC.

  118. Elizabeth Coughlin says:

    Gorgeous! The colors are really beautiful.

  119. Pauline G says:

    I follow on blogger and Pinterest. Love seeing what you do with batiks

  120. Jacqueline says:

    I follow your blog via Google connect.

  121. Love your birds!!! I follow by email and Facebook.

  122. That is soooo cute, Connie. I love how the batiks make the birds pop! That is such a springy little quilt and I love the bird on the back too.

  123. Connie, how adorable! I lovebirds on quilts and this is certainly no exception. Using the batiks gives it that extra appeal! Well done!

  124. GranChris says:

    I love your bird mini. Too cute. I do follow on FB and BL.

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

  126. Gmama Jane says:

    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

  127. Your bird mini quilt is lovely!
    I follow your blog and I follow you at Pinterest.

  128. 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!

  129. It turned out lovely. The birds look great in batiks.

  130. Quiltsmiles says:

    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.

  131. really nice in batiks…

  132. Nancy in IN says:

    I follow by email. Look forward to see what you are doing next. Love the birds.

  133. 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!!!

  134. Connie, your birdie mini is sew beautiful in Batiks! I follow via email. Thank you for sharing.