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Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Tropical Love Birds

Two days ago I got my monthly email from SILVER LININGS ORIGINALS, a website with great paper-piecing patterns. If you sign up for the newsletter, she sends a free pattern every month for this year's quilt called, TREASURES FROM THE RAINFOREST.

I love the colors in this quilt - vibrant greens/blues. 

Shes uses colors instead of numbers to identify which color to sew in which space. So the first thing I did was tape pieces of fabric to the color guide. I am still not quite used to seeing a pink square which really means to sew green. My patterns usually have Gr1, Gr2, Gr3, etc.  So far I have only made three blocks. I am sure I will get used to the color chart as I continue on.

If you look up in the left corner of the color guide, you will see what the finished block will look like.  I am thinking of trying that yellow/black fabric for the breast....still not positive on that. I will see how it looks when I get that far.

I think this will be a fun series.


Osage Bluff Quilter said...

Don't you just love her patterns? I can't print this months off yet until my new ink cartridges arrive tomorrow.
Just FYI, print them off as you get them. They do have a time limit and you can't go back later and print them off. I found this out after I tried to print some old ones in my inbox!
I have a thick file of old ones if you ever need one.
Happy Sewing!

West Michigan Quilter said...

I don't usually do PP but this block intrigues me. Thanks for the link. I hope to do some PP soon.

Zoey said...

Hi Patti,
Thanks for the tip. I did print off last month's, but I have not yet made it.
Last year's quilt was really stunning. Did you, by chance, make that one? You know, it's because of you that I found this site. Thanks again for sharing it!

WMQ, Warning--once you try it, you may become totally addicted like me!

Chris said...

What beautiful work! The tropical birds are gorgeous and I love how the cupcakes turned out.

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