Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Birds + A Quilt Block

Quilt on a line - Ringo Pie Bee

August was Corey's month in the Ringo Pie patchwork bee,
and her theme was "Quilts on a line." I must admit that
I struggled for a while. It is such a great theme, but
I have never hung my quilt on a line once before, so it was
a bit hard for me to be inspired by the theme. Totally my bad!
So instead of hanging quilts from a line tied to trees, I
decided to let birdies hold a quilt. Corey makes such
lovely things with bird appliques/embroidery, so I figured
she wouldn't mind welcoming a few more birds to her house ;)
(have you seen this pillow she made? Unbelievably adorable!)


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Making these houses was the funnest part!!
Each block is paper-pieced and is so teeny tiny (a 1 5/8" square).
It was so much fun going through my stash to look for
fabrics with teeny prints, and of course I squealed
when I found the cute penguin of the perfect size!


Teeny Houses

So these houses are supposed to be birdhouses.
Those birdies are getting sick of their worn-out
birdhouses, so they are presenting a catalog of new, pretty
birdhouses for Corey in case she would consider
building new ones for them :)


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Hmmm...


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Corey may come to a conclusion that the blue bird
doesn't need a new birdhouse, because he's got an
antique sewing machine in his current birdhouse!
No new birdhouse can be better than that, right!!


Thank you for stopping by! I will be back in a few
days with more birds-related projects :D




P.S. I have listed some more Japanese fabrics in my shop!
As usual, let me know when you come from this blog -
I will include extra fabric for you!



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Have a lovely day~!



71 comments:

  1. :-) very nice!
    Zuly Castillo U. - COSTA RICA

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  2. So incredibly cute! You simply amaze me with your creativity!
    Assume you are OK. I heard Tokyo took a pretty bad beating with the typhoon!

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  3. Oh Ayumi! Oh, my goodness! I don't even have words for you, this is so beautiful and perfect! I cannot believe how small the birdhouse blocks are! This is so sweet anyone would be crazy not to love it (including my brother who has an odd bird phobia :)

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  4. Most.amazing.block.ever. I LOVE it!!! Ayumi this is so amazingly creative - I am blown away! She will adore it!

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  5. Darlingly adorable!! I wish I was having you make a block for me that showcased your amazing talents like this. Boy do you do a great job when you "struggle".

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  6. I love your Birds and A Quilt Block. Are you willing to share the pattern, tutorial? I'd love to make it.

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  7. I'm speechless!!! This is so adorably cute Ayumi :) You always amaze me with your inspired creations!!! I'm pretty sure she'll love it!!!!

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  8. That is a gorgeous block Ayumi. Such a lot of work and so cleverly creative. Happy stitching. Chrisb.

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  9. How can you doubt yourself when you produce an amazing block like this? Not just a great design but so well tailored to Corey, The tall bird houses as struts holding it up is perfect!

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  10. W.O.W. Such teeny piecing!! Your block is gorgeous, thoughtful and utterly charming :) *swoon*

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  11. Ayumi I have no words. I lterally have no words. Just when I think you can't get any better, you get better. I geniunely think you are the most talented person out there right now. Soooooo talented, such a beautiful eye and just amazing piecing. I have always been in aw of you but this block is very slightly pushing me over the edge!

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  12. Wow Ayumi! These are too cute for words! And your piecing is stunning. Jxo

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  13. Ayumi you are crazy talented and an inspiration to us all!!
    One day when I grow up I want to be able to produce blocks that are as good as yours :-)

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  14. This bird house quilt is just so amazing! I absolutely love it!

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  15. Ayumi you are amazing! That is such sweetness!!

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  16. absolutely gorgeous! I love your tutorials, they are great. I made a basket, not exactly the same, but certainly inspired by you so thanks for that too.

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  17. Seriously???! How do you come up with this stuff??Paper piecing queen!

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  18. Incredible! I can only envy your talent :)

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  19. So adorable, I love it. Wow!

    S x

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  20. Ayumi.....the small project QUEEN!

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  21. Oh wow, that is amazing, what a fab idea!

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  22. Ayumi, you might be the most creative and talented person I know. Stunning! I love your use of fabric- spotted that tiny sewing machine right away. I admire everything you do my friend!
    xo

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  23. Wow! I love your block and all of the little houses!! They are so cute!!!! You are so incredibly creative!!!

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  24. Absolutely gorgeous!!!! as U-S-U-A-L-, this is sooo creative and inspirational!!!!
    tks fr sharing dear Ayumi! :)
    xoxo

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  25. Oh how brilliant!! I don't know what I love more, the birdies, bird houses or the quilt! All so stunning and in one block! x

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  26. You never cease to amaze! The thought and detail that go into each of your projects is simply wonderful. XOXOX

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  27. I spotted the sewing machine right off the bat and figured that was the home for me!


    Once again in awe of your piecework...

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  28. it's so perfect .
    You have the cutest ideas <3

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  29. totally amazing! seriously, the amount of details you include just boggles my little tiny brain. It's amazing ayumi...

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  30. How beautiful! Love your detailed work!

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  31. This block is so cool! I adore seeing all of your beautiful creations! You are so talented!

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  32. wow, just wow. Your attention to detail just leaves me speechless. Amazing!

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  33. You put so much time and researching into creating a block that is tailored to the likes of the recipient and then you blow us all away with your piecing and fussy cuts. Seriously. I want a coffee table book of your quilt blocks.

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  34. Oh Ayumi, another stunningly adorable block from you. Your creativity knows no bounds!

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  35. Good golly, that is amazing! Amazing and gorgeous!

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  36. That is incredible and perfectly adorable. You are SUCH an inspiration! Thanks for sharing these great pics. :-)

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  37. I am new to your blog (only found it last week) and just wanted to let you know that it's WONDERFUL!!!

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  38. WOW!!!! What an incredible block!! I love the thought you put into every detail. Corey will be thrilled to receive this.

    By the way, I just discovered your blog (don't know how I missed it before), am a new Follower (even though I said I wouldn't "join" any more blogs because I get easily distracted...ha), and I'm totally in awe!

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  39. This is a perfect quilt-on-the-line contribution! I love how the quilt hangs askew and that it is held by the birds... Beautiful, Ayumi!

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  40. Oooh! So very, very, very cute!

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  41. Love the birdies and the birdhouses, Ayumi! Very sweet blocks!

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  42. Ayumi, this block is amazing!!! Your talent is awesome. I would love to be able to do what you do...a girl can dream can't she? lol
    Honestly, your work is delightful, and sew skillful.

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  43. ok, once again, you are an amazing paper piecer. This block knocks my socks off. Lucky, lucky Corey

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  44. Amazing, it's such a beautiful quilt block.

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  45. Ayumi, this is so cool!, so inspiring!. i just adore the houses.

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  46. I, too, am speechless. Looking at your work is looking at art. Thank you for sharing because it is such a treat to gaze upon your work and dream of someday creating something even close!

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  47. What a darling little quilt!!! Beautiful colors too.

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  48. I love your block! It's fun to look at and I'm sure fun to make too!

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  49. Your quilt block is like a complete bed time story - LOVE it! The details, the use of solids, the colors, completely awesome.
    ; )

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  50. Ayumi, thanks for a great blog. Love all the cute things you are creating here. I have a question about 2012 Tokyo Quilt Festival. What date in January is the festival? Thank you - Nat

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  51. I think it is time to put together that coffee table book!

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  52. absolutely gorgeous! you have such an amazing eye!

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  53. That is adorable! Any possibility of getting the pattern? I would love to make this.

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  54. Ayumi, this block is INSANE. How do you do these teeny things? You are a piecing genius, and all of your bee friends are so lucky to get your creations!

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  55. You never disappoint. Your blocks and quilts always inspire. I love to stop by and see what you are doing.

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  56. This is a simply amazing block, the tiny quilt is adorable - such intricate piecing!

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  57. your teeny tiny paper pieced quilt is AMAZING! The whole block is just incredible. I'm sure your friend will jump up and down about it.

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  58. What a cutie-pie this block is! It is just awesome in everyday! Love it!

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  59. Love this block, so cute! I've come back and checked it more than 20 times. I should make one myself.

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  60. Thank you so much everyone! You guys are such sweeties!

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  61. that birdhouse roof fabric looks familiar :)
    i can't believe those birdhouse blocks are 1 and 5/8". that's so, so, so tiny! and so big on the cuteness! i love this block.

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  62. Wow, that quilt block is incredible! I am amazed at all the tiny detail - even the little doors in the birdhouses!

    -Holly

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  63. I love the little birds on their houses with the quilt! My mother would adore this- I may try making something like that for her, though I've never done any paper piecing, and am a bit intimidated by it!

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  64. Beautiful quilt ideas! Looking forward to seeing more!

    from Austin, Texas
    Granny Franny

    westxpal@hotmail.com

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  65. I am DYING over those tea cups! I wish I could find them somewhere- I saw them on Flickr a while back, and I've been searching for them ever since. So cute!

    libertyblisscrafts@gmail.com

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