Wednesday, October 31, 2012

little finishes

I had a couple custom orders this month that I wanted to show you but I had to wait until they arrived at their new homes before I did that. I love this colorful bird family quilt. 

I used my precious (and dwindling) stash of American Jane fabrics along with some other favorites.


The second order was for a Christmas stockings bird quilt. It is very similar to the one I made last year only made to order with the number of stockings representing the number of children the customer has.


These aren't really custom orders but things I made and never blogged about. I made this bird quilt this summer as part of a trade with Kristine. She sent me a Humpty Dumpty Irmi switch plate. I love Irmi!!! and it matches the lamp I have. She also sent me a beautiful pair of earrings and vintagy recipe cards! Love it all!!! Thanks Kristine!


and I blogged a little about this last year when I was making it but I never showed the finished quilt. This was for one of my best friends. Her husband e-mailed me asking if I'd make something for their 2nd anniversary. The traditional gift for a 2nd aniversary is cotton. So this is almost 100% cotton excepting the little piece of linen I used as sand. They were married in the Caribbean . Is he thoughtful or what? Can you tell I had it already packaged and forgot to take a picture of it? Hence the wrinkle through the middle :)

( I miss my barn & silo shots!!!!)




I'll be back with some super, dooper, over the moon exciting news that has something to do with this magazine! Can you guess what it is? It will include blog hops, giveaways and quilt blocks galore!!! And I am totally thrilled to be apart of it all!!!

24 comments:

Karen P. said...

so happy to see you & your sweet little quilts again!:) So did I miss it somewhere that you moved?

Live a Colorful Life said...

These are just the cutest things! And congrats on the magazine!

trish said...

Oh Erin. I am so excited for you!! :0) I have a feeling I
know what you will be telling us. :0) Your custom orders
are adorable. You are so talented!!

vintage grey said...

So excited to hear your news!! Such beautiful mini quilts!! Have a great night! xo Heather

Heather D. said...

Very very sweet projects Erin. (and i like the new blog look too. it is new, right?? :)

Carla said...

Sounds exciting! How are you feeling?

a maidenhair fern said...

I love your birds, sweet.

randi--i have to say said...

I always love your birds. So cute!

Cindy Sharp said...

Love, love, love those birdies!

Kristine Hanson said...

Thank you for my mini! I love it....I have it proudly displayed on a little quilt hanger in my home...my kids love that each little egg represents them :) thanks again and enjoy the switch plate!

Jacque. said...

ohmygosh, ohmygosh, ohmygosh...all the minis are adorable as always! The big news...ohman...cannot wait! Though, I think I have an idea. You're rocking all over the place, girl! xoxo

Svetlana said...

so, so sweet! totally adorable!

Tatkis said...

Oh, those hangings are sooo sweet and lovely! Perfect!

Hugs,
Tatyana

Jo said...

Your mini quilts are lovely Erin! Might have to try a Christmas one!

Amy, a redeemed sheep said...

I love the little quilts. So sweet and happy....

That is one magazine I buy faithfully. I am assuming you have a block in this one? I can't to get a copy!

Debra said...
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Debra said...

Hello Erin, Your little quilts are gorgeous. I have just begun a similar one, are you part of the Little Birds Book...i must check. If so, perhaps it is your design i am reaping inspiration from. I have popped over to let you know i have just finished a paper pieced kitchenaid from your pattern/tut...thank you so much for that.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/44405307@N08/8113813023/in/pool-modernista/
I loved making it, although it was for a swap, and yes, a little sad to send off. Now i have to make another. I loved using your tutorial, precise, clear...thank you so much.
I absolutely love your hand pieced quilt as well. Gorgeous.
Thank you again

Shirley vD said...

I love the the little birdies, how they are tugging on the threads, and the rows of stitching you did around them. Nice effect. Adorable! Nice job.

Mama and Papa Shep said...

{Squeal of delight} I love, love, love those birdie quilts! I don't have time today to really look around your site, but I will be back soon!

Anonymous said...

Today while cleaning the patio a hummingbird was buzzing by. Birds are such a gift of nature. Your quilt block captures that gift of nature in having birds holding the miniquilt block in the center. It is fun to look at. Congratulations for being included in quiltmakers 100 blocks. Mary Ann

shortseam said...

THE BLOCK IS SOOOOO CUTE!! It has given me a big smile which I needed right about now. I love the block!! Congratulations on the publication.

Cindy~ Heart and Sew Inspirations said...

ERIN!!!! I have missed your blog! I know you have been back for a while now but I had missed out on the blogging circuit the past several weeks (months) taking care of life, but hopefully I'm able to be back too! As always, LOVE the birdie quilts. They are SEW inspiring to me as I love birds and would like to create some of my own! (for clarification,I love 'outdoor' birds) Did I see some place that you are having another little birdie soon? Congratulations on all accounts and glad you're back. <3

Malini said...

WOW! These are so adorable. My most favorite one is the American Jane with 3 little baby birds.

Anonymous said...

These are adorable!

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