Birdie Stitches Embroidery

Birdie Stitches Block #11

Birdie Stitches Block #11

Almost there folks!  Stitching is so much fun when the weather turns cooler and you are stuck inside anyways–not to mention when the hubster is watching sports and you need a little tv time activity! =)

Block Construction(All blocks will be constructed in the same manner):

Center square: 8.5″ square

 Border Squares: (20) 2.5″ squares

I like to assemble the block before doing the embroidery work–it’s just a little bit easier to hoop it up.  Sew together 2 sets of (4) 2.5″ squares–these strips will measure 8.5″long–sew one set to the top and bottom of the 8.5″ center square.  Sew the remaining 2.5″ squares into two sets of  6.  These will measure 12.5″ long–sew one strip on each side of the block.  And Voila! a 12.5″ square block all ready for embroidery.  You will find the embroidery pattern below in pdf format.

Birdie Stitches Block #11

(Note:  If you ever have trouble with the size your pattern is printing out at, be sure that your page scaling is set to “none’ prior to printing).

A couple embroidery notes:  I used 6 strands of thread for all of the embroidery.  This pattern incorporates a simple back stitch and french knots.  Please note, as I used 6 strands of floss I only wrap the needle once for my french knots.  I used a water erasable marker to transfer the embroidery pattern onto my fabric–this was done after the block was assembled.

We have some stellar blocks over in the flickr group.  Be sure to add yours–I really enjoy seeing them!

Comments (19)

  • thank you for this bom….i have moved it up on my to do list….

  • Oh my goodness that block is cute!!!!!!

  • Another beautiful block!!!!

  • Love this one!

  • thank you!

  • Thanks for the November BOM. I just love it. I have been having so much fun embroidering these little birdies and wondering what the next block will be.

  • This one is so original!!! I LOVE it (o:

  • This Turkey is just too cute!!!
    Thanks so much for this BOM I have really been enjoying each and every block. This is my first try at hand embroidery and I have to tell you I’m hooked!!

  • Another gorgeous block – thank you!

  • Another sweet block….I am going to hate to see this BOM end!!! Thanks for some great stitching.

  • Love it, once again!!! These little birdies should think about having more fun in 2012…(hint hint! lol)…You got me into hand emboridery- and into quilting, to be quite honest! THANK YOU! 🙂

  • Too cute! I absolutely love all the blocks you’ve done 🙂 Thanks so much for sharing!

  • I just discovered your wonderful blog a few weeks ago. LOVE IT. I have picked up my embroidery again after some time away and remember just how much I love it. When I saw the birdie stitches, I knew this was my next project. I am on my way to Houston and border fabric is on my list of things to “find”.

    Thanks for the inspiration.

    Quilting in Texas

  • It’s beautiful! Thank your for sharing with us! I love embroidered those blocks! Have a nice day! A big hug!

  • Oh my! I think this is the cutest one yet! Love it. Thanks.

  • I love all of the blocks, especially the last one.

  • ¡Gracias por este BOM tan bonito!. Unos dibujos preciosos en verdad.
    Un abrazo.

  • Sorry for such a late comment, but thank you for the darling November block, cute as can be, like all the rest! I’m trying to catch up, but after the holidays plan to finish this sweet quilt for my granddaughters. They love the blocks 🙂
    Happy Thanksgiving!

  • Truly am enjoying the birdie boms.. thank you so much for sharing your talent, over and over. I will send pictures soon. Waiting on Block 12!!!
    thank you again for sharing these.
    Muskego, Wisconsin

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