Bird, birds, birds + Winners

I have been doing some pattern testing for Juliet @ Tartankiwi of late and decided to make a quilt of the tiles with some of the other patterns that she has made available.

Here are some of the two I have completed:

New Zealand Bird Blocks

The third block is the New Zealand Silver Eye (or Wax eye). The wax eye is a New Zealand native bird that is protected. It has a beautiful ring of white/silver around the eye and a head of bright yellow feathers.


Source: Wikipedia

The wax eye pattern by Juliet was a lot of fun to make. It had a great balance between joins of pieces and piecing. I might have gone a little too scrappy for this third block, but here is the finished test block at 10.5″.


One more picture with a more natural setting for the birds 😉WaxEye_Outside_PaperPieced

All three blocks together….New Zealand Bird Blocks

I am planning to also do Juliet’s:

Juliet’s patterns can be found on Craftsy. Linking up with Amanda Jean @ Crazy Mom Quilts for Finish it up Friday and with Kristy @ Quiet Play for her paper piecing party.

Now, finally the winners for last week giveaway are below. I am sending each winner and email to get your postal addresses. Congratulations and thank you to all who participated.
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#68 is Carla G who wins Month of Sundays

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#25 is Making Mondays who wins Making an impression

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#14 is ShawnJ who wins the Curtis Stone cookbook.

32 thoughts on “Bird, birds, birds + Winners

  1. Laura C

    You are making me want to do a paper-pieced quilt! Your wax-eye block is beautiful. I love your yellow fabric choice for the eye. The blocks look great all together too!

    1. mlwilkie Post author

      Thanks, I am having a lot of fun doing these blocks…really just improv’ing as I go along which is my favorite way of doing things.

      I hope it all comes together about 6-8 or so more blocks to go 🙂

  2. red flannel pantry

    I love your birds! You are really tempting me to finally try paper piecing. Juliet’s patterns are reminiscent of Charley Harper’s artwork. I am psyched about the Charley Harper bird fabric coming out next month.

    1. mlwilkie Post author

      Thank you so much, its all a last minute decision on the fanric but I am happy to say my fabric addiction is paying off and have plenty to choose from.

    1. mlwilkie Post author

      Thank you, I am struggling iwth this last block but made the decision to wait and see what it looks like with all the other blocks before redoing it….its just a little too scrappy for me. You never know may work well with all the others when all said and done 🙂


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