Friday, April 13, 2012

Adapting to a New House, Kinda

Birdhouse Garden by Laura Wasilowski.
It is with deep regret that I say goodbye to this quilt, Birdhouse Garden. But it is in a better place now. A fellow quilt maker cheerfully purchased it for her home. Yeah fellow quilter!
Forest Home by Laura Wasilowski from Fanciful Stitches, Colorful Quilts.
The Birdhouse Garden quilt was made with this quilt, Forest Home, in mind. Do you recognize the similarity? Adapting the Forest Home house pattern found in Fanciful Stitches, Colorful Quilts, I stuck the houses on a stick and turned them into, you guessed it, bird houses!
Detail of stitching on Birdhouse Garden by Laura Wasilowski
The patterns in the book are really versatile and I encourage you to use them to create your own designs too. And how will you get Fanciful Stitches, Colorful Quilts for you or a friend? Please leave a comment on the blog today and you may be the lucky winner of a copy!

34 comments:

Margaret said...

I'm trying again! Love the patterns and colors.

Martina said...

It is such a great quilt! Love it too! Sounds very fun to create own ideas and this book might help to step out of my comfort zone.
Thanks so much for the give away!

Gene Black said...

I love the birdhouse idea. With all the bird quilts you have made, it is about time you gave them homes to live in. ha ha.

Yes I do want to win your book - and if I do, will you "pretty please with sugar on top" autograph it for me. I have several autographed books and each time I see the autograph in any of them, I smile.

crazylegs said...

I love the border blocks on Forest Floor. And i would love to add your book to my library.

Beth said...

Maybe it is my lucky day. LOL
I love the birdhouses on a stick. They are just so cute.

Barbara said...

please Friday the 13th be lucky for me !

quiltcat said...

oh thats so sweet, the birdhouses with the little birds.today is the 13, that so I hope will help me to winn. have a wonderful weekend
mg elfriede /österreich

ConundrumChum said...

I would love to win the book!

Edie said...

I sure do need an infusion from the talent or inspiration pools! Here's to hoping I get dunked!

edie

Anya said...

Adorable! I'd love to learn from that book...thanks for the chance!

Gill said...

I love Birdhouse Garden!
Fingers crossed it's lucky Friday 13th for me!

Locart said...

OH yes! I am trying again, I love this book!!

Jean said...

Love both quilts...hope I win, hope I win....

WoolenSails said...

I love the creative way you make the simple things in life, into works of art.

Debbie

Janelle said...

I would love to win a copy of this wonderful book.

Jean said...

Beautiful as always! Thanks again for the chance to win your fun book!

Sandra said...

Please please pick me *jumping up and down waving my hands in the air*

Anonymous said...

LOVE your quilts! Your everyday posts inspire me! Thanks

shawn said...

Love the bird houses! I'm trying again to win your book!

Marybeth said...

I have been in real estate...happy to see the homes have been sold and the buyer and seller are happy. The book would make me happy!!

Melody said...

I would love to add your book to my library. The art you make is truely breathtaking.

Karen said...

I would love to try my hand at some embroidery.

Donna said...

The birdhouse idea is great. I would love to win your book. Thanks for the opportunity!
Donna F.

Nancy L said...

I'd love a copy. Your quilts are so colorful and full of inspiration.

Marcia W. said...

The first thing I noticed was the great circular effect. I didn't catch on about the houses put on a stick to become bird houses. Looks like I need to win this book and get out of my box!

One Wise Girl said...

Love the Forest Home.

lettielulu said...

Would love to win your book and try something completely different for me. It's hard to go outside my box!

Paulette in VA said...

How your designs are created only you can know---but having your book might help me a tiny bit. Love your colors/designs.
Paulette in VA.

Barbara said...

Hmmm. Guess I'm not good at this comment thing because my first one did not appear. I watched your program with Nancy Zieman. I can't wait to try it. Let me win this book!!!!!

Erilyn said...

I'm trying again! Still would love you to come to NZ, too!

tisme said...

I just found your blog, man I have some good timing! I think I should win. lol

Gerrie said...

Here I am, shamelessly hoping to win your book, again!~

Faith said...

Love the birdhouses.

JoAnn said...

Looks like a fun book of patterns! Love it!