Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Birds of Change Give-Away

What a day! I was afraid I wouldn't be able to tear myself away from the television coverage of the inauguration and subsequent activities to even do this post! But my little flock is ready to take flight, and they are anxious to get underway.

( You should be able to click on this picture for a closer look.)

All the birds are pieced on both sides. For example, this is one side of the yellow bird...


And this is the other side:

Sometimes I used the same fabrics on both sides of the birds, sometimes I didn't. They were made out of my recently re-organized scrap bags (sorted by color). I really had a lot of fun making these.

I knew I wanted to give one bird away on my blog, but which one? After much deliberation I finally decided to hold back this green bird to offer up to one of my blog readers.

Leave a comment - on this post only please! - by Saturday 24 January, 7 pm Pacific Time, and I will enter you in a drawing to win this bird. I'll need to be able to get back to you via email to let you know you're the winner, so be sure to fill out the comment form accurately. :- )

Oh, I almost forgot! There's a list of other blogs giving away Birds of Change over at CreativeKismet. I hope you win the one you want - as long as it isn't also the one I want!

56 comments:

annasoc said...

What a lovely little bird, and so appropriate that it is green.
I was so moved by the inauguration and the speech. I feel hopeful for the future.
Anna S.

girlville said...

lovely birds!!! i like that you made them from scraps!

Vanessa said...

Such a pretty little birdie!

Jill said...

Beautiful piecing! I love the shape of them too! So cute!:)

Karen S said...

These are the cutest little birds!

~ ~ Ahrisha ~ ~ said...

Oh what a sweet little bird. Stop by to see mine too.

Sara said...

How nice of you to offer a "Green Bird of Change" on this day of momentous change and hope for the U.S.A. Thanks! Sign me up, I've enjoyed you blog and your "birding".

jackie said...

too too cute!!!

sistermama said...

They are just lovely! I really like all the fabric combinations.

elaine said...

I love your little bird-such pretty material!

Elaine R
emrosser@shaw.ca

Judy Streger said...

What a sweet and creative bird. I saw your blog listed on Creative Kismet and I enjoyed looking at your blog.
Judy Streger
jstreger@verizon.net

Janice said...

So adorable! I really like how you've used the fabrics, like that flower on his cute little side! Too cute!

Regina said...

These are just beautiful. You did such a great job with combining colors. Thanks you so much for playing today.

Happy Bird Day :)

pattyannie said...

If I win, I am going to name him Barack! They are so cute!

jenjen said...

Your birds are so cute. I would love to win one!!!

Thsnks!'Jen

martimez said...

I like your cute bird.
Márta from Hungary

EMBELLISHER said...

I'd like to win the little green birdie so would you enter me in the draw please.
That's an interesting way to use up scraps.Maybe you could do a tutorial of the method you employed to make the birdies.

PatchworkPottery said...

Oh MY! These are gorgeous!I LOVE the patchwork! You did an amazing job :o)
Hugs, Laurraine

Piroseper said...

The birds are lovely!

Christy A. said...

I love your patchwork birds! I love its unique shape and colour combos.

katie said...

thank you for offering such a lovely prize - I am sure that little bird would love my shed!
well done America by the way!

sfer said...

Gorgeous birds!! I wish I had so many different fabrics to use scraps to make little patchwork works of art like yours. Oh, well... I just started sewing recently, so I guess I'll just have to wait... or win one of yours!! :-D

Thanks for the chance!

sfer (librosfera(at)gmail(dot)com)

Lydia said...

These are gorgeous! You are quite talented.

BeingParticular(at)gmail(dot)com

Paula said...

They're adorable! I'm loving what everybody has come up with for this swap!

Quiltdivajulie said...

How much fun that you chose the green bird to offer as your giveaway ~ it was my favorite the moment I saw the picture! Have fun enjoying all the kudos ~ these are really wonderful pieces and I know I'd be honored to have one come to live in my studio!

Alisa said...

What lovely birds! Green is my favorite color and your little green bird is so very cute. Thanks for the give-away chance.

Barbara C said...

Very cheery bird! I love this use of scraps. And your preemie quilt is lovely.

Susan said...

Your birds remind me of spring! And they make me want to reorganize my scraps by color.

mamaroots said...

green and lovely!! Fun giveaway! I am really enjoying seeing all these beautiful brids of change!

chris-mamaroots
willow@mamaroots.com

affectioknit said...

I love your birds! The green one is my favorite!

Lynn said...

Such bright and cheerful birdies!
The green is a great choice -- it's my favorite color!

Paula Hewitt said...

well - even though i am no 31 to comment I will take my chances. these are lovely Sue!

Guilitta said...

I like to win so a lovely Bird. Pleas give my name in the drawing.

Greeting Guilitta from Germany

Lorna said...

Cute bird! I would love to have it come live in my home.

kristin said...

such beautiful piecework! and would you believe green is my favorite color? :)

turquoise cro said...

I LOVE making lil birdies! HOPE to win this pretty green one!!!

Alesha said...

love the birdies, so cute....

Tina said...

What a great use for scraps! I love it!

Alicia said...

Your birds are so cute. I love reading your blog.



Alicia

Aliciameme6@yahoo.com

sophie said...

The green birdy is my favorite–I'd love to win him and give him a new home ;-)

Clare said...

Lovely birds. If I win him I promise I'll keep him away from the cats!

AnnieB said...

beautiful birds - I love patchwork and my fav colour is green so I hope the wind brings her my way...

Carolr said...

Your lovely little birds are so carefully pieced. Thanks for the opportunity!

mara said...

these are lovely! it's too bad you have to break up the flock, because they look so pretty together, but how lucky for everyone who receives one.

Robin (rsislandcrafts) said...

That little green birdie is gorgeous!

Dayna said...

These are so lovely.

Ashley Ann said...

They are so cute! I would love to have one to fly to my house!

sandy said...

A green bird is so exotic! Thanks for a chance to win!

sandyandcosmo@yahoo.com

Ledeczki Anna said...

I would like this beautiful bird:)Anna from Hungary

Amy said...

I agree this would be a great project for my scraps. But sometimes small intricate work like this is very trying for me!Thanks for the chance!

jovaliquilts said...

Looks like my odds of winning aren't very great, but please put my name in. The birds are great! I bet I could even make them myself...these are so inspiring!

Guzzisue said...

definatey birdies in the air this year :-)

momma rae said...

gorgeous birdies! how nice of you to give away a second one! i love the thought and intention behind this give away. thanks for the opportunity.

stacysews said...

Cute birds - what a great way to use up scraps.

Girl About Asia said...

V. cute. I'd love to be entered into the draw if you're okay mailing it to Hong Kong. If I don't win (& am not holding my breath as never seem to win in draws), I'd love to get a copy of the template that you used please.

GARI said...

When I win the bird, will you also send me the pattern? ;-)