nature at its best. Discovering a nest just
outside a window can be a delight that will have
us riveted for hours, watching the pair as they
prepare a nest, guard their eggs, and raise
birds gives way to a flight of fancy with this
week's new designs. See how the fantastic
plumage of colorful tropical birds is
represented in the texture of thread. You'll
find designs that are perfect for bird lovers of
all ages, for dressing up totes, garments, and
even kitchen and dining room decor for a
Feathered friends illustrate sweet sentiments on new
sampler designs. A family of birds builds a cozy nest with patchwork squares.
Accompanied by the words, 'When life gives you scraps, make quilts!' this
sampler is perfect for framing and hanging in your sewing room. And colorful
birdhouses accompany the message 'Home Tweet Home.'
Around the world, birds are preening their plumage and shaking their tail
feathers with this week's new designs. Join in the fun, and let your
imagination take flight!
We never cease to marvel at the colorful plumage of tropical birds, and we
love to replicate their feathered splendor on our own garments. To match the
exotic nature of tropical birds, these panel designs are framed in bamboo, and
will be very handsome as wall hangings, or on totes and pillows.
This beautiful bird is known as a Scarlet Macaw, and is found in the wild in
Central and South America. As pets, they have long lives
- 70 to 90 years. These beautiful birds have very strong beaks and
jaws, and grow to more than 30 inches long.
Available in two sizes:
The Toco, with his great, brightly colored beak, is
the largest Toucan, growing up to 25 inches. In
the wild, Toucans use their enormous beaks to reach fruit hanging from tree
branches. These rare
birds are not good fliers; they prefer to hop from branch to branch. Charming
as pets, these fascinating birds will close their eyes and purr when petted.
Mexican Yellow Nape
The Mexican Yellow Nape (or Yellow-Nape Amazon Parrot) is native to the
pine savannas, thorn scrubs, and woodlands of Central America and southern
Mexico. About the size of a pigeon, it dines on fruits, seeds, and nuts, and
lives in communal roosts in the wild. Popular as pets, this colorful little
bird will readily learn to mimic people and can be taught to sing and recite
This feisty cardinal is all puff, pomp, and
circumstance. But, he makes a great showing whenever
he's embroidered on shirts and other garments. A brilliant songster, he is
everyone's favorite in America's northern climes. And, his familiar flash of
red at neighborhood bird feeders has become almost synonymous with a portrayal
of a winter or holiday countryside scene.
American Singer Canary
The many colors and songs of the American Singer
Canary makes it a beloved pet in many
homes throughout the world. Bred in the 1930s from Great Britain's Border
Canary and the
German Roller, this happy little bird is pleasing to both the eye and the ear.
Morning glories and bluebirds are a "tweet" touch for a twist on an
old saying. Note how
the sheer stitch fill in the frame of this sampler design lets your background
fabric show through.
Adorable love birds set up
housekeeping in their new nest. This design seems just right for
gifts made to commemorate a wedding or housewarming. The fill in the frame for this design has the lace-like appearance
of handcrafted tatting.
This sampler is perfect
for quilt-crazy friends and family. A loving family of birds has collected
fabric scraps and living by the below mantra, they're making quilts!
Charming on a tote, a pillow,
a sewing organizer, a wall hanging, and more.
Birds sometimes build their nests in the most unlikely
places. What a great sampler design for all those who like to do life a
"little differently." This sampler design features a satin stitch
border and will be perfect for wall decor and kitchen accessories.
A most welcome neighbor, the wren sings sweetly and
eats his weight in destructive garden pests.
The rustic little house and vines in this design are so realistic, you may see
wrens eying it with envy.
Every potted vine deserves its own bird's nest, and
this one makes an especially charming picture.
Pop in your favorite color combinations and sew it to match towels, shirts,
bags, or totes.
The texture of a wood fence and the graceful beauty of
summer vines create a perfect setting
for some of our favorite songbird friends.
Birds on a Wire
Birds of a feather flock together on totes, shirts,
gifts of all kinds. For the birdwatchers on
your gift list, this design is a natural! So many favorite wild birds!
Another design for the avid birdwatchers on your
gift list ...But wait! Wouldn't this also be a great
design to use in expressing community? Note the mix of housing
condos, single family dwellings, apartments,
even services like a feeder-restaurant
all in a beautifully landscaped garden.
And best of all, there are no association fees!
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to see designs released in previous weeks!