Chirp chirp! Today it's my stop on the Sweet Tweets blog hop talking about Erin's darling book Sweet Tweets Simple Stitches, Whimsical Birds. There are so many cute projects in the book all enhanced by 'sketching' with thread : something I have never done. Each of the projects is small and very do-able. Erin's little birds have long captured my heart, so it was pretty exciting to be able to stitch a little sample for her blog hop : )
Flipping through the book the one that really caught my eye was the 'three little birds' quilt because of the hexagons-no surprise there. Love me some hexies : )
I got to work immediately because I had quite a few to prepare
I hand appliqued them down to the linen and then set about sketching the tree with thread. I was pretty nervous about it, but once I got going, it was lots of fun.
Then came the birds. Those little things are tiny !
In the end, I think it turned out pretty cute. I haven't got to the quilting yet (sorry Erin!)
Would you like to try your hand at one of the projects? You can leave a comment on this post for a chance to win an e-copy, and Katja's Quilt Shop where I work, has offered a hard copy to one of you.
Two chances : )
Visit the other blogs who are participating for a chance to win, and to see more projects from the book
Sweet Tweets Blog Hop
Tuesday, Sept.8 - Erin (intro post) Why Not Sew?
Wednesday, Sept.9 - Heidi Fabric Mutt
Thursday, Sept.10 - Debbie A Quilter's Table
Friday, Sept.11 - No Post
Saturday, Sept.12 - Jacque Brown Dog Prims
Monday, Sept.14 - Amy nanaCompany
Tuesday, Sept.15 - Svetlana s.o.t.a.k handmade
Wednesday, Sept.16 - Renee Sewn With Grace
Thursday, Sept.17 - Martingale Stitch This! The Martingale Blog
Friday, Sept.18 - Heather Vintage Grey Handmade
Saturday, Sept.19 - Clara and Jennie Clover & Violet
Monday, Sept.21 - Amanda Jean Crazy Mom Quilts
Tuesday, Sept.22 - Cindy Live a Colorful Life
Wednesday, Sept.23 - Carla Grace and Favour (you are here )
Thursday, Sept.24 - Mary Molly Flanders
Friday, Sept.25 - No Post
Saturday, Sept.26 - Erin, Big Giveaway Post!!! Why Not Sew?