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Looking for a (Blue?)Bird Pattern for Applique Quilt

Old 07-31-2012, 10:30 AM
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Back in the Dark Ages, before the internet hit us, I used to swap blocks and fabric pieces with folks by mail. At that time one lady was collecting fabric for a quilt I thought was a cute block. Now, approximately 200 years later, I thought it would be fun to make. BUT I not only can't find it, but can't be sure of name of it. I thought it was Bluebirds, but at least I know it was birds! Might have been a different kind of bird altogether! It was applique and there were four birds flying around the block. I have searched for Bluebirds, and Doves, and just plain Birds, and can't find anything that jogs my memory. I did find a cross-stitched quilt that looks similar. Of course, I may have hallucinated the whole thing--it WAS in the seventies.....Any help would be appreciated, thanks!
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Old 07-31-2012, 11:00 AM
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Could it be "Dove in the Window"? Or "Swallows"?images.jpeg

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Old 07-31-2012, 12:05 PM
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If it was applique, it might be hard to find the same design. I have this book - (Fancy Feathered Friends for Quilters by Susan McKelvey) http://www.amazon.com/Fancy-Feathere...thered+friends - and it has a number of birds that could be placed as you remember them, or it also gives tips for making up your own bird applique.
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Old 07-31-2012, 07:37 PM
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The circling swallows or flying swallows is not an appliqué one, but it is the only one I could think of too. Here's a link to it. http://www.mccallsquilting.com/patte....html?idx=8055
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Thanks for the suggestions, guys. I think I may just find a simple bird applique and make it a bluebird!!! I do like the pieced patterns, too, and after one bird applique I may just remember why I usually do pieced blocks and switch over! Thanks for the help.
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Old 08-07-2012, 06:23 AM
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Hello Hawk, Did you find a bird pattern for your block. I have several because I love applique and birds. I am in Oklahoma City, where are you located?
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Originally Posted by hawk View Post
Back in the Dark Ages, before the internet hit us, I used to swap blocks and fabric pieces with folks by mail. At that time one lady was collecting fabric for a quilt I thought was a cute block. Now, approximately 200 years later, I thought it would be fun to make. BUT I not only can't find it, but can't be sure of name of it. I thought it was Bluebirds, but at least I know it was birds! Might have been a different kind of bird altogether! It was applique and there were four birds flying around the block. I have searched for Bluebirds, and Doves, and just plain Birds, and can't find anything that jogs my memory. I did find a cross-stitched quilt that looks similar. Of course, I may have hallucinated the whole thing--it WAS in the seventies.....Any help would be appreciated, thanks!
It's so funny you mentioned that because I was just thinking about that the other day. I, too, used to swap charms & blocks thru the mail back in the day. I have a top I made from blocks that I want to have quilted & I was just thinking about it the other day. I wonder what happened to all those gals from back then? It was so fun to go to the mail box & have "squishies" & a letter from a quilting pal.
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Old 08-07-2012, 06:29 AM
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Originally Posted by hawk View Post
Thanks for the suggestions, guys. I think I may just find a simple bird applique and make it a bluebird!!! I do like the pieced patterns, too, and after one bird applique I may just remember why I usually do pieced blocks and switch over! Thanks for the help.
You could look at coloring book pages for a simple bird shape.
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