Monday, July 10, 2006

Cardinal Feathered Star

My sister was kind enough to go over to my mom's house and take 2 pictures of the cardinal feathered star I made her years and years and years ago! This was made way back when, so it doesn't hang exactly straight - but I still think it is pretty striking! I made 2 of these, one for mom and one for her sister who LOVES cardinals! And this was my first applique - not bad, huh!
I forgot the name of the block exactly (I think it was Christmas Star), but I got the block pattern out of one of my all-time favorite books - 101 Fabulous Rotary-Cut Quilts. This book just has great blocks and examples of each block made up into a quilt - and several size options of each block. This block looks so great and was SO EASY to make. If your afraid of feathered stars but want to try one - I highly suggest this book and this star. I was VERY EASY to make.

A couple people asked about my primitive houses and if it was a pattern or my own design. It is a BOM pattern from Canada. Although I had first seen it in the Australian P&Q. I loved it and my good friend there got me the BOM from a shop in AU! When I got the first month I found out the pattern really was from Canada! But I"m loving it! The shop is called Cottage Quilting and the House pattern is House Sampler.
Oh and I'm back - I forgot to show you the birthday cake Emily made for Chloe's birthday Friday! I got home to find this waiting for us! No Chloe did not get chocolate cake for her birthday. I brought home a special bunny shaped treat made out of carrots from the doggie bakery for her! It seemed so mean to feed her a bunny - but she loved every bite of it!

11 comments from wonderful readers:

The Calico Cat said...

That cardinal quilt is nice - you have my mind spinning... (no new UFO's, no new UFO's....)

Screen Door said...

I am a fan of birds, love the quilt. I'm glad you're enjoying Chloe, I have no doubt she is loving you all.
Melanie

Patti said...

Beautiful quilt Dawn - especially for your first appliqué!

Love the birthday cake!

Karen said...

Pretty gingham background behind the cardinal!

quiltpixie said...

you found the perfect red for that cardinal. Looks ready to come off the quilt and fly away

Finn said...

What a great birthday cake..LOL..too funny!! Especially the paw prints.
Love your cardinal quilts, first or last, you did a great job on the applique!!

Lily said...

Very nice job on the applique Dawn! What a gorgeous block. And is that cherry blossom background fabric? I just can't get enough of the cherry blossoms!

Love the paws on the cake. Too cute. Glad Chloe got a more dog-friendly treat too!

Laura said...

Love the cardinal quilt Dawn! And the cake is too much, wow, I thought I spoiled Bullvye. Lucky, lucky Chloe to have found your family!

Tazzie said...

That is the cutest cardinal ever! I love it!
*hugs*
Tazzie
:-)

Tonya R said...

puppy is getting spoiled rotten already - ah it's wonderful to have a home with people who love you.

Shiner said...

Just FYI, I have the book 101 Fabulous Rotary-Cut Quilts, and it does have a pattern called Christmas Star, but it does not resemble your quilt at all. The Amsterday Star on page 26 of the same book does resemble your quilt.