Monday, January 8, 2018

Winter Feed Pattern Release!

It's here! Winter has arrived, and so have the cardinals who are happy to have a snack and respite from the snow.

Winter Feed wall hanging

And I'm happy to see them! All of the red and green quilt pieces are tucked away for another year, and now it's time to settle into the winter theme. Which means I get to look at these wonderful red cardinals against a blanket of freshly fallen snow - without having to go outside! What more could one ask for to brighten a winter day?

This cheerful quilt is quite easy to make, especially using the magic technique I discovered in making the bird feeders.

marking for roof placement

In fact, the bird feeder blocks were so much fun, I'd love to make another quilt with them - I just need to work out a design.

And of course, once the bird feeders are made, the rest of the quilt goes together easily. The applique birds are a snap to assemble (only four pieces), and with minor adjustments to wing placement, they take on different personalities. 

Winter Feed cardinal in the snow

Check out the original Winter Feed post describing the birds in more detail. Hmm, they may deserve names!

Interested in making your own Winter Feed wall hanging to cheer up your winter? Then hop over to Etsy, for either the Winter Feed Pattern or the Winter Feed Kit.

Happy Winter Everyone!

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  1. An adorable pattern those cardinals shine with the freshly fallen 'snow'.

    1. Thank you! They really do pop against the grey and white - certainly a bit of needed color at this time of year.

  2. I think it is adorable, just purchased my copy!

  3. Congratulations on the pattern. The cardinals are adorable. But I'm ready for winter to be over!!

  4. Absolutely adorable pattern and project! I really love how the quilting is adding the perfect texture! Thanks for sharing!

  5. I love this beautiful finish, Susan. It would be perfect for the winter months.

  6. I love this quilt...a hot day here in NZ and this makes me yearn for some cooler weather! I do love Cardinals, such a shame we don't have them here...except for on quilts perhaps?!

  7. Love the fabric you used for the background - it's perfect! Congrats on another great pattern.

  8. This Cardinal and bird feeder quilt is adorable!

  9. Ah, but they are a LOVELY three blocks! Those little Dresden plates are adorable, too.

  10. So cute, it looks like the scene outside my kitchen window!

  11. Have you noticed that the cardinals are missing their black mask?

    1. Yes, I have. I debated whether to put it on there or not, and ultimately decided to be lazy and skip it! I'm going for the overall impression of the scene, and glossing over the fine details on this one. It could be added in if anyone really wanted to.

  12. Love those cardinals! I put cardinals on a snow wreath for my winter decor.

  13. Lovely, lovely winter quilt! Great job!


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