Saturday, January 17, 2015

Bird Tree Blog Hop Sign Ups are Open ... and a Giveaway!

I love birds!

From the time when I was very young, my mother taught me to put 
handfuls of seed out for the winter birds.

"Feed the birds and you will never go hungry" was what she always said to me.

It was something her grandmother said to her.

I have always loved watching and feeding the birds.

Cardinals are one of my favorites.

So you can imagine how thrilled I was when this

This Little Birdie Pincushion was made and sent to me by the one and only

Deonn Stott @ Quiltscapes

It is a treasure!

To make one of these adorable pincusions ... 

Deonn's Little Birdies Pin Cushion Tutorial may be found Here

Thank you, Deonn!

The fabric behind my beautiful Little Birdie Cardinal is a panel from ...

This fabric collection is

Beautiful Birds from Elizabeth's Studio


Tracy Lizotte

and I love it!

When I saw that the lovely Madame Samm was organizing a new blog hop ... 

Read all the about it HERE

Sew We Quilt

I went digging through my stash!

Some time ago I saw this panel on a table at a quilt show and snapped it up with the thought
that maybe I would want to make a wall hanging with it.
I did not see any of the other Beautiful Birds fabrics at that time 
or I would surely had bought them, too.

So I will be looking for other fabrics in this line for this hop to add to this panel.

I am sew excited to be joining in this hop and hope many of you will be joining us, too!

According to the hop requirements, you may choose other bird fabrics, as needed.

This hop will be ably cheered by the lovely

Lana @ It Seams To Be Sew

In the spirit of giving and paying it forward, I am offering a ... 


The piece I bought had two panels.

Each panel measures about 22" square
a good size for a small wall hanging or other project.

Instead of waiting to share the second panel 
in a giveaway in the hop,

I am offering to send my extra panel to someone 
who would like to use it in this hop!

So here are the rules of this special giveaway ...

(1)  Post a comment on the Blog Hop Announcement 
and send Lana and email.

(2) Post a comment here on my blog on this post below telling me you are joining in the hop and that you would like to receive this panel and use it for the hop.

(3) Have fun!

I will send this panel anywhere in the world.

This Giveaway will be open for one week 
and will close at Midnight on January 23rd EST.

The winner will be announced on Saturday, January 24th.



I found most of the "Beautiful Birds" line here at:

Carolina Cotton Company
They have a page of coupons and special offers here ...

Coupons and Specials
which includes a "First Time Buyer" 20% discount coupon.

They also have a "New Customer Referral" 20% discount coupon.

Should you decide to buy fabric and you tell them "Scrapatches sent me"

please let me know!


Hope to see you hopping into this hop!



  1. Yipiii, another hop with Samm and lots and lots of birdies :-))

  2. How sweet of you to share one of these panels! I'm all signed up for the hop and ready to sew!

  3. You are entirely too sweet! I tried to talk myself out of making another commitment all week long, and failed miserably. This fabric line is just too irresistible! I ordered a few of the Beautiful Bird fabrics on Etsy this morning, signed up at Sew We Quilt and emailed Lana. This is going to be such a fun hop!

  4. Mmmmmm my comment flew away lol....I remembered your love for blue bird of this such a tweet gesture...along with deonn.. Cardinal....lucky lady to get one of your nice of you..

  5. Looking forward to this one. The fabric is just fabulous. I was a receipient of one of Deonn's fabulous little Cardinal's too. ;-) It's "sew" darn cute.

  6. I have sent an email to Lana to join the blog hop. I would not mind having a chance to win a panel and use it for the hop.

  7. I've been accepted! So happy. Your panel is full of potential, would love to have the chance to use it. I'm looking forward to this blog hop.

  8. It's lovely! Cardinal is a favorite of mine too. They don't live in Oregon where i live now, but when i was growing up in Maine they were around often. U miss them.


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