Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Windham Wednesdays - The Birds are Back and a Giveaway

The Collage Collection by Carrie Bloomston for Windham Fabrics
 Collection is available August 1
These birds dance along the bottom of the dotted fabric in my birdhouse

 Well, no birds yet because I cut up that fabric to make my project. This is such a delightful group of fabrics and it makes me smile just to look at the color drenched pieces. I wanted to feature both a bird (or birds) and a birdhouse, and so I did BOTH!

Up-sized a paper pieced birdhouse, pulled out a 20 year old applique and re-purposed an alphabet
Birdhouse: 11-1/2" x 18-1/2"; Panel: 23-1/2" x 28-1/2"
Aren't these colors just awesome? See the dots around the birdhouse? They are part of a larger panel which has these sassy birds prancing about. I added them to the bottom of this quilt and I call it . . .

Pecking Order - one of my happy quilts!

Looks like the big bird on the birdhouse is top-dog!

Needs to be quilted, but first have to applique the letters and other patches. Just ran out of time. Take a visit to the Windham web site to see all the fabrics in this line. And go to their Facebook page to see what else is going on. I'm hoping to pattern this and when I do I'll let you know.

What's the GIVEAWAY? Fabric! A selection of 6 long quarters (9" x wof) - I hate cutting fat quarters and it's my giveaway and so be it. Leave me a comment about the style and personality of your type of happy quilt. The contest is over Sunday, June 30th (because I have an awesome blog post on the Stamp On It Blog Hop on Monday).

We have a winner: Maureen of Canada! Congratulations!

Six long quarters from the Collage Collection

77 comments:

  1. A lot of things make me happy, but to pick one - a scrap quilt from all the bits that students and guild members have 'gifted' me. Then taking it for show&tell and they go over it to pick out their bits and then remember/discuss where it came from and what it was used in - an adult Eye Spy of sorts.

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  2. I am working on an especially happy quilt right now, a sampler quilt made from red, yellow, and blue fabrics from my stash. The colors are cheerful and the fabrics remind me of other quilts I've made and the people I love for whom I made them.

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  3. Bright fabrics make me happy...I just love to see color. Love your birdhouse and can't wait to follow up with the fabric...

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  4. I don't have a particular Happy style but bright colors makes all the difference to me.

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  5. Stack and slash with bright colored fabrics is my style of happy. Thanks.

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  6. My style of Happy Quilt...Hmmmm.I don't think I have one. I love quilting! I love seeing the patterns come together, watching the colors and patterns form, I love cutting all of the intricate pieces, stitching and pressing...Every quilt is a happy quilt! :)

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  7. Making baby quilts makes me happy. I love babies, so every baby quilt I make with the novelty prints makes me happy.

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  8. I like scrappy geometric quilts -- happy, happy, happy! :)

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  9. I made a quilt recently that I called "Happy Happy Joy Joy" because it made me happy. It was a mix of a bright funky floral print and a bunch of monotone scrappy log cabins all in bright colors. I love those birds and think I need to make a happy quilt with birds! Thanks for the chance to win.

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  10. Love your happy bird quilt and that fabric line is wonderful! My happy quilts vary, but are usually bright colors.... lots of yellow, maybe bright greens and purples....whatever makes me smile at the time. Thanks for the wonderful giveaway!

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  11. Your happy bird quilt is awesome. My happy quilts are always in bright and colorful fabrics and most of them are appliqué quilts.
    Thanks for a wonderful give away

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  12. Thanks for the chance to enter your giveaway. Love the bird & house quilt. Scraps and scrap quilts make me very very happy. And makeing quilty projects for others allways puts a smile on my face.

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  13. OH, I forgot. but your birds would look great on my front door. We have a family of Barn Swallows, 6 little baby's in a nest on the pillar just outside our door. They are making a mess on the porch but I love watching them.
    Joan in GA

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  14. flowers and butterflies are my happy quilt. thanks for the giveaway

    ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

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  15. Happy is anything that looks good and lays flat. Kind of like a smile--it must be passed along.

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  16. For me a happy quilt is one with some sunshine yellow highlights.

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  17. A Happy quilt is one that's made for a loved one and the "Smile" I see when I give it away.

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  18. I just made a quilt from all my scraps. It is very colorful and bright but it makes me very happy to see all the colors in it.

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  19. I like all types of styles. Helps me venture into different realms of quilting

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  20. Your birdhouse is awesome! A happy quilt for me has bright whimsical fabrics. Some red is almost a must!

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  21. Quilts made with bright jewel tones make me happy. I love the colors of the birds in the panel. Fabrics always make me happy.

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  22. My style of happy quilt is one with pops of color-sometimes where you least expect it, sometimes all over. If it makes me smile, then it is my style too! Thanks for the giveaway. vickise at gmail dot com

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  23. I love bright and mostly modern type blocks. Not much with the open space concept but bright and more modern than traditional. Although I have made several quilts using traditional blocks with the more bright modern fabrics.

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  24. These fabrics are just plain happy... and I love the name of your quilt... pecking order .

    I am usually a more traditional quilter but love applique in brights and fun fabrics.

    thanks for a chance.

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  25. My happy quilt is a quilt that has fabrics that relate to the person I'm making the quilt for or that have significance to a special event.

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  26. what an adorable happy quilt. mine is bright happy dancing flowers

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  27. I love your happy bird quilt!
    My style of happy is bright and scrappy!
    Thanks for a great giveaway!

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  28. ANY kind of quilt makes me happy! I love soft pastel quilts, warm earthy quilts and bright cheerful quilts!

    Thanks for the chance to win!

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  29. Any kind of quilting makes me happy right now as I have quilters withdrawal. We've been so busy at work that I haven't touched my machines in over 2 months. aauuuugggghhhhhh. I would love to win you giveaway. Maybe that will help break the cycle. Thanks so much for sharing...

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  30. All quilts are happy quilts! I love bright rainbow colors and soft beige and aqua. Honestly, I love all pretty quilts!

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  31. I love making Quilts for Kids, so I love fun, happy colors

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  32. i love bright and jewel tone colors and animals even what is for "children" it all makes me happy happy happy babscorbitt@gmail.com

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  33. Any handmade quilt is a happy quilt.

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  34. Color is a key ingredient to a happy quilt. I also love to see imaginative ways of using fabrics and colors together to make unique quilts.

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  35. I love Dresden Plates made with bright colors :)

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  36. A finished quilt is the happiest!!!

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  37. All my quilted items are my "happy". Currently, it's landscape quilts.

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  38. My happy quilts depend on the season. In the spring and summer bright colors, flowers and Dresden plates quilts make me happy but in the fall I love pumpkins, applique and rich colors.

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  39. These would make an awesome bright, funky summer purse!

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  40. These would make an awesome bright, funky summer purse!

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  41. Bright colors make my happy quilts! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  42. I love them all! I'll try any and all styles.

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  43. It would make me happy if I won this. VERY happy ;-)

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  44. I love pinks and greens. But I'm starting to find that I'm loving the lime green and turquoise

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  45. i love to make scr5appy blocks quilts thanks

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  46. My happy quilts usually have bright colors and whimsical animals, cats, dogs, birds etc.

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  47. Sunshine, flowers and birds and a lot of other stuff make me happy :) Thanks for the giveaway.
    (smjohns63 at yahoo dot com)

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  48. Your quilt is happy, and I love the name. I have lots of happy quilts. They vary in design, but most use purple, my favorite color. Others make me happy because they were gifts. Have a great weekend!

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  49. Whimsical features like happy children, animals, birds, and flowers; bright colors; and lots of embellishment are things I put in a "happy quilt." It's so much fun to make one every now and then! I love your happy birds!

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  50. I love scrappy quilts because they hold memories of so many other projects and I like to see the unexpected juxtaposition of random fabrics. Thanks so much for the chance to win - I love Collage!!

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  51. I like bright fabrics against a white or bright yellow background when I think of happy quilts. Also, things like birds and flowers and whimsical animals make happy quilts.

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  52. Bright, happy, scrappy quilts make me smile. I am loving Collage and can't wait to get my hands on some!

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  53. I absolutely love this birdhouse quilt! If you make a pattern, I want it. =) These fabrics are perfect for it. I love scrappy quilts, especially made from my favorite batiks with light and dark contrasts, or with happy fabrics like the ones in your birdhouse - polka dots and stripes - oh yes! Thanks for the giveaway.

    dezertsuz at gmail

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  54. Happy quilts for me are quilts with cat blocks, I Spy quilts with lots of animal prints, just about every Christmas fabric quilt, autumn leaf quilts, cute and sweet Halloween quilts, and in truth, when I finish a quilt, it is a happy quilt. There is nothing like a finished quilt.

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  55. I love your Pecking Order quilt. That style definitely looks happy to me. Any quilt with pretty colours, in all sorts of designs, makes me happy. Thanks for the chance to win some pretty fabric.

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  56. That birdhouse and polka dot surround is amazing! I like quilting all types of strange fabrics - I'm really a kind of 3 legged dog quilter since I don't use a machine - sewing = happy.

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  57. Lately, a completed quilt it a happy quilt. I like scrappy and bright.

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  58. I love birds and these are so lively! Very cute quilt and lovely colors. These fabrics would be perfect for a bag I need to make. (cuz mine other one is worn out)

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  59. Modern clean lines and colorful love that in a quilt

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  60. I like scrappy quilts with lots of different fabrics and I like big flower appliques in bright colors. Love you bird and the bird house design it makes me smile! tkmattson@hotmail.com

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  61. i like color wheel quilts, they just make me smile

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  62. I love stars, with bright colors.

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  63. I have a quilt I named My Happy Quilt. It is made of bright colors and polka dots. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  64. I like a happy quilt when I finish it and I still like it. Sometimes I hate what I have done and never finish!

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  65. Any quilt I make is a happy quilt! I love prints and bright colors. And your birds would definitely be invited to be on one of my happy quilts! It's so cute! Thanks for the chance to win. Collage is the epitome of the fabrics that I love.

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  66. My happy quilt is the quilt my sisters and I made for my niece. It took us seven Saturdays in a row and lots of margarities and guacamole but it came out beautiful.

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  67. I love to quilt, and all of my quilts are happy quilts. I am loving bright colors and text prints right now! Great giveaway!
    Thanks for the chance to win!

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  68. I'm working on a "happy" quilt. It's a giant star using Tula Pink's The Birds and the Bees. It makes me smile.

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  69. colorful scrappy quilts are my absolute favorite!

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  70. I think mine is the simple block kind. Easy and fast.

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  71. What would make me happy is one whole day at home to sew. I started a quilt for my nephew and haven't had time to work on it.

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  72. Any quilt made from '30s reproductions, or the original feedsacks, is a happy quilt to me. The colors and designs, especially the conversational prints, just bring a ray of sunshine to my day.

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  73. My happy quilt has to be a very simple table topper I made using my favorite fabric scraps pieced from end to end in the centre, with two blocks of white fabric above and below. What makes me smile when I see it is the handquilting on the white sections!!

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  74. My happy quilt has the colors of the fabric wheel all in one quilt and allot of pieces. I love the fabric in your black, white and red quilt. Maybe its the center strips need a different fabric - something with less motion in them.

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  75. My happy quilt is one with paper-pieced tulips. It makes me think of spring flowers and sunshine every time I see it.

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  76. That is a happy quilt! My happy quilt would feature red, and an apple tree with a nest, and have a flannel backing, perfect for snuggling. :)

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