Welcome to old friends and new for my day on the 100 Blocks Volume 10 Blog Tour! I hope you are all having a wonderful time jumping from blog to blog reading about everyone’s block designs.
My block choice this time around was an easy one. A few years ago I put up a Hummingbird feeder that suctions to my living room window…ever since that day, this has been the view out of the window. The Hummingbirds love this feeder and they visit several times throughout the day.
Once in awhile we’ll get a bird or two with distinct markings and we know that those birds are repeat visitors! This has been such a fun experience for my family and so I decided to design a block around the Hummingbird theme. My block is Hummingbird Haven.
The way I made the block was to first enlarge a good photo and print it out on regular paper. I made two copies. One for cutting up into templates and the other as a placement guide.
I cut out templates for each design element and then used to Heat N Bond Lite to create the fusible appliques. I am a huge fan of fusible applique and most of the patterns I design are fusible.
I cut out my fusible backed appliques and ironed them to the background.
I’m also a huge fan of blanket stitching the edges of my fusible appliques as I did here…
I added some French Knots for the eyes of the Hummingbirds and also some metallic silver ribbon that I had on hand for the feeder to hang by.
Now that you’ve seen my block and have a feel for the design of it, how about a give away? QuiltMaker will give one lucky reader a copy of 100 Blocks Vol. 10 and I will also give a second reader a copy as well! Here’s how to enter for chance to win. I will pick two random winners this weekend after the tour has ended. Just leave me a comment below and you are entered! Be sure to fill out the email address so I can contact you.
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