Nellie"s Needles

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Blue Bird

The Blue Bird's here in Tennessee are scoping out nesting sites. Watching them flit around in our yard inspired me to create my own version.
A few months ago I granted permission to McCalls magazine to feature a project based on my bird pattern. Their online magazine, "Quick Quilts" published it today..
These made by Kerry Joho look like sweet country cousins to my long-legged birds. Evidently kits for making them with RJR fabrics can be ordered through the magazine site. To make them from scratch, my pattern and instructions are free. Click on the links in my sidebar for access to download them to your computer for printing. To see many interpretations of my bird by me and my friends click on the Picasa "Birds" album that is also located in my sidebar.

15 comments:

acereta said...

Your blue bird is so nice! Your birds seem to have different caracter. Congrats with the puplication.

Barbara Strobel Lardon said...

I still have my pattern that I downloaded, just have not found any extra time. I like the legs on your birds, that is what makes them special, along with the fabric choices you always make. Yet it is great to have your pattern featured!

Libby Fife said...

The bluebird of happiness! Congrats on the pattern being published.

Elaine Adair said...

I like YOURs best, and MINE even better! 8-)

Bluebirds, sighhhhhh, it was -3 below zero this AM, with snow. 8-(

Sassenach said...

Congratulations! Much deserved recognition and publicity.

Caroline and Jayne said...

Wow these are amazing , You will have to pop over to www.fiskarettes.co.uk and show the birds off sometime.
x jayne x

ROZ said...

Well, isn't this wonderful. I have the magazine, and now I found the artist! I love bird designs, and have made a quilt with applique and embroidered birds for my sister, and brother-in-law who are avid bird watchers. Keep up the good work

Maggie R said...

Goodmorning Nellie,
Congratulations on your published article... I like your birds best and when I didn't win your OWOH gift, I downloaded your pattern and will make my own. Many thanks for sharing your pattern
xoxo
((((hugs))))
Maggie

McIrish Annie said...

thanks for the tips on the yarn couching. I was wondering how you did that!

Shasta said...

Congratulations on being published! I like the birds better with the legs -- they seem to have more personality that way.

Mermaids Purse said...

Congratulations on the publication of your pattern - very justly deserved too! All the birds are wonderful!

Trish said...

Well OF COURSE they wanted to use your birds in their publication...they are precious! Your new bluebird is particularly lovely. We don't see many bluebirds in our suburban area of west Tennessee.

Pat Winter said...

Your birds are tops. Little Nellie is standing on a shelf greeting visitors to my studio. She gets so embarrassed from all the compliments. I enjoy her daily. I still can't believe I have one of your creations.When I catch up with a couple of items, I must send you one of mine.
Smiles,
Pat

Jackie said...

Ahaaa!
All is now clear..I see why you are interested in my birds.
Hello to a fellow birdmaker.
x

Wilde said...

Love the long-legged blue birds. :o)