Bird Song Fabric Tour!

Bird Song Fabric Tour!

Hey there Blog Readers!  Remember me??
Yes, it has been over a year since I posted an actual blog post. After the Retina problems of the summer of 2021, I really did get pretty low emotionally. And then the DayJob demanded that we come back 25% of the time, even though we had been working from home effectively for over 20 months. That was hard on my post Covid psyche.
I could only handle the quick posts of Instagram for the last year.
WINNER Has been contacted! Congrats to Dawn L!
BUT I am back on the blogging  trail today! And it seems fitting somehow that my last post here for my friend Pat Sloan, and now THIS new post is also for that purpose!
I am here on Pat’s Blog Tour of her newest line of fabric Bird Song from Benartex Fabrics.
There are two panels in the line. Here  is the blue one:
There is also a rose colored one as well.
And then here is the lineup of the prints in the range.  Bird Song feels like a summer morning at a farmhouse to me. Very Seventies vibe in my head. Or something very coastal feeling.  Lakehouse, Beachhouse, take your pick.
I am not really a panel kind of quilter generally, so I rather unceremoniously chopped the panel bits up to fit one of my favorite fast patterns.
And I used these solidish fabrics from Benartex as well to highlight the collection.
So I ended up choosing my United Colors pattern to feature the bits I cut out of the panel yardage. I  still want to make my newest pattern Bounce out of this line. I will share that later when I get to it!
My original plan was to do this layout:
But now I think I will compete the top in this manner:

And now for  the  prize stuff!

I will draw one winner from the comments here on the blog sometime Monday. Not sure when, so get it in EARLY.

And  then  can go back and check these earlier posts from some of Pat’s fantastic friends on the tour to comment and win from their posts. More winners that way!

July 11 (Mon)

July 12  (Tues)

July 13 (Wed)

July 14 (Thurs)

July 15  (Fri)

July 16 (Sat)

July 18 (Mon)

Here are the prizes! One winner from EACH person’s post! So there are many options for you to win!
  • Giveaway is a layer cake for US prize winners. the Aurifil Thread kit for Non US   

pat sloan giveaway   

So start leaving comments here on this post.
We are last on the tour, so you have to do this right away as I will be drawing a winner on Monday when Pat ends the tour on her blog.

Hope you enjoyed the post and are glad to see me back. I will try to show up here more often!  But as always, Instagram is still my jam even though their algorithms are deplorable.

Keep Sewing, Keep Happy,
Scott

389 Comments

  • Candace Timpanell

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    I liked how you fussy cut the birds. They are beautiful with your “solidish” fabrics.

    July 16, 2022 at 2:19 pm
    • Yvonne Hamilton

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      Love what you did with the panel! You are always so creative.

      July 16, 2022 at 3:46 pm
      • Deborah Kelly

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        Such an original interpretation. Kudos for your design sense and execution.

        July 16, 2022 at 5:44 pm
        • Lee Rao

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          Love how you cut up the panel and repurposed the parts, awesome

          July 16, 2022 at 9:24 pm
        • Rebecca Parker

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          Your quilt is really interesting!

          July 18, 2022 at 2:12 pm
    • Susan Johnson

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      Such a different wat to use a combination of a line.

      July 16, 2022 at 5:24 pm
      • Allison McCullough

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        Thank you for being a part of Pat’s tour! This is giving me the opportunity see such great artists and their work!

        July 16, 2022 at 5:39 pm
        • Chrissy Williams

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          Welcome back to blogging! What a cool qult!

          July 17, 2022 at 3:55 am
        • Kristie Gibbs

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          I am not a panel type quilter either so I love that you just chopped it up!!

          July 18, 2022 at 6:48 am
    • Vicki J Raub

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      Thanks for sharing your quilt project and putting a new spin on a panel. Covid times have been tough. I hope you continue to adjust and thrive in this post pandemic period.

      July 16, 2022 at 8:53 pm
    • Martha Campbell

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      Love that you cut up the panels

      July 16, 2022 at 10:46 pm
      • Cassandra McLeod

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        Love how you incorporated the bright colors with the Birdsong fabric. So cheerful!!

        July 17, 2022 at 7:59 am
      • I feel for you with your retina problems hope you are ok with it . I myself recently have undergone cataract op and they made an error with surgery at the cornea. to top it all infection on the iris.. I also have macular in the same eye to top it all up. But I still Quilt and sew it does not stop me doing so. I still have 1 good eye very thankful for that.
        An Interesting way of using the panels and the horizon lines where they are not even sizes looks very interesting. it does breaks up the patterns look.

        July 18, 2022 at 12:41 am
    • Keith coultas

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      I love the modified “puss in the corner” block.

      July 16, 2022 at 11:01 pm
    • Jules Marvin

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      Glad to see your blog again loved the fresh approach to using panels.

      July 17, 2022 at 4:19 am
    • Rebecca Shideler

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      I really like your fussy cuts. Thanks for the inspiration.

      July 17, 2022 at 7:18 am
    • Deborah A Keno

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      I like how you used the panel to create United Colors. Gives me inspiration to try something different

      July 17, 2022 at 7:33 am
    • Susan Arnold

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      Really liked the way you cut up the panels. Gives me so much more to think about

      July 17, 2022 at 9:56 am
    • Susan Hartley

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      Very interesting use of the panel and I really like Birdsong used with all the other colors.

      July 17, 2022 at 6:52 pm
  • Karen Kolmer

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    You quilt is lovely. I wouldn’t have thought of cutting the panel into small pieces. I’ll have to try that in the future,

    July 16, 2022 at 2:24 pm
    • Doreen Johansen

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      I never allow myself the freedom to cut up a panel. Great idea!

      July 16, 2022 at 4:46 pm
      • debbyp65

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        I thought the quilt police would give me a ticket if I cut up a panel! Very smart idea if you just HAVE TO have some of this yummy print but already have the entire rainbow in your stash! Thank you for the chance to win!

        July 16, 2022 at 11:08 pm
        • Tammy Kantzes

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          Really interesting use of a panel!

          July 17, 2022 at 7:51 pm
      • Marilyn Wilush

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        Love your addition of coordinating solids, makes for a very interesting quilt.

        July 18, 2022 at 10:04 am
  • Sherri

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    Welcome back! Covid threw a lot of people for a loop. I love the way you cut up your panel and used it in a different way. Your pattern is very cool.

    July 16, 2022 at 2:24 pm
    • SHARIE Stranathan

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      Glad to see you back post retina problem, the post Covid world is a new ball of wax. My son dropped out after his work required him to return part time. Now he lives closer to us, has purchased property and is making nearly as much as a private contractor from home. If it weren’t for the Health care insurance it’d be a win, win! Love having him close (Chicago to far away from Vermont) Big Win for Momna!

      July 16, 2022 at 3:48 pm
      • Debra Holmes

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        Love your process for using the panel. WoulD have never occured to me. Thank you for the inspiration!

        July 16, 2022 at 4:19 pm
        • Stacie

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          So happy you’re back!
          Love when panels & blocks get sub cut.
          Thanks for sharing.

          July 16, 2022 at 5:51 pm
        • Linda Finnegan

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          Love the cut up panel idea. Very inspiring.

          July 17, 2022 at 5:57 am
  • Jane McCarry

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    The birds and flowers remind me of flags and shouldn’t countries use such lovely things to represent them. My eye was drawn all over and I enjoy that.

    July 16, 2022 at 2:27 pm
  • Rosie Westerhold

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    LOVE what you did with Pat’s panel!! Great pattern for that line of fabric

    July 16, 2022 at 2:27 pm
  • Thank you for this chance to win. Love the birds and the way you have featured them in the quilt.

    July 16, 2022 at 2:27 pm
  • jancarall

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    this is an amazing way to use a panel. it is sew fun. i wasn’t sure how the pink birds would look with the blue fabric, i really like it.

    July 16, 2022 at 2:28 pm
  • Patsy

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    Love what you did with the panels!

    July 16, 2022 at 2:30 pm
  • Never thought of cutting the panel up smaller. Great idea.

    July 16, 2022 at 2:32 pm
  • carol denning

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    Nice to see you back on your blog; dang Day Job , but you can do it !!

    July 16, 2022 at 2:34 pm
  • Elaine P

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    I like fussy cutting for centers. I love how you can get a different look. Thanks for the inspiration

    July 16, 2022 at 2:34 pm
  • Sandy Allen

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    Love the options these fabrics have for fussy cutting! They are so fun!
    Glad to see you back to blogging, too!

    July 16, 2022 at 2:36 pm
    • Lynn McIndoe

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      The birds look lovely highlighted this way. Great idea.

      July 16, 2022 at 2:40 pm
  • Kristy Soard

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    I wouldn’t have thought of cutting the panel into small pieces. Brilliant…thinking outside of the box!! Love the Bird Song Fabric, so I’m hoping to win!

    July 16, 2022 at 2:37 pm
  • Chloe Morgan

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    An interesting spin for using a panel. Very fun and summery!

    July 16, 2022 at 2:38 pm
  • Kris Searle

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    You found a great way to use all the patterned fabrics in Pat’s line. What a fun quilt!

    July 16, 2022 at 2:40 pm
  • mooslie61

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    Hi, I love your quilt. You are brave to cut up the panel, I have the rose one, I hate to cut it up. But I will to make the quilt she made on her site. Thank you for posting her fabric, it is so pretty. Fingers crossed I win, tee-hee.

    July 16, 2022 at 2:41 pm
  • So neat how to cut the panel and came up with the design. I really liked the effect. Hope you are having a good year

    July 16, 2022 at 2:42 pm
  • Diane oubre

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    I like it

    July 16, 2022 at 2:45 pm
  • Barbara Ostermeier

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    I just love this line of fabric. I plan to do the sew along with Pat later this month.

    July 16, 2022 at 2:45 pm
  • Tina Fulbright

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    I am so glad I found your blog….thanks to Pat Sloan!!! And I’m excited that you are on Instagram. I’ll be seeing your posts there. I love your quilt!!!! What inspiration you add. Great thinking out of the box. And for that I am thankful. I’m not an outside the box thinker, but you are helping me branch out with your design. The solidish fabric really draws the colors of the Bird Song fabric. To me they are Farmhouse too. Thank you for sharing.

    July 16, 2022 at 2:47 pm
  • Bonny Broadt

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    You really did make it your own! I want to continue following you and your innovative work! It gives life to the panel!

    July 16, 2022 at 2:47 pm
  • Patricia J Zentz

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    I like your quilt and gives me inspiration to do something similar with big prints

    July 16, 2022 at 2:49 pm
  • Linda Dennison

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    Welcome back! I love the way you cut the panel up into bits and made such a lovely quilt. I never would have thought of doing something like that.

    July 16, 2022 at 2:51 pm
  • Linda Fisher-Berlanga

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    I had to chuckle as one of the fussy cut blocks looks, from far away, like a cat face.
    Thanks for sharing this!

    July 16, 2022 at 2:51 pm
  • Doris Martindale

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    I love that you used the panel in a different way, thinking outside the box. I like that.

    July 16, 2022 at 2:54 pm
  • Rosalie

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    I do love that panel.

    July 16, 2022 at 2:55 pm
  • Joyce

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    Love your quilt. Need to fussy cut a panel!

    July 16, 2022 at 2:55 pm
  • Linda Gary

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    Would not have thought to cut the panel into small pieces but I really do like it. Opens up lots more possibilities.

    July 16, 2022 at 2:58 pm
  • Denise Towers

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    I’m never sure what to do with panels, thank you for your ideas. I won’t be afraid to cut it.

    July 16, 2022 at 3:00 pm
  • Glad you’re back! What a great & different way to use this lovely line.

    July 16, 2022 at 3:00 pm
  • Gina

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    Wow! Thanks for sharing a whole different way to look at the fabric. I really like the quilt you made, and I had to go back and look at the pile of fabrics to see that they were all from Pat’s line! Thanks so much, best of luck!

    July 16, 2022 at 3:02 pm
  • Kathleen Reed

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    Covid has really messed with a lot of our lives, and thankful that your eye is better. I was a teenager in the 70s, so many memories your quilt has brought back!

    July 16, 2022 at 3:03 pm
  • Sharon McGregor

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    That’s very different from the others I saw but I live ir! So creative and a fun way to use the fabric!

    July 16, 2022 at 3:23 pm
  • Amanda Bibble

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    Welcome back! I really like what you did with the Bird Song panel, it’s a wonderful way to interpret a quilt! I have fallen in love with those panels and can’t wait to make some beautiful tote bags with them!

    July 16, 2022 at 3:23 pm
  • Barbara Pinz

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    I love your idea for the Bird Song panel & matching blocks

    July 16, 2022 at 3:27 pm
  • Christine Sloat

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    Great way to use a panel!

    July 16, 2022 at 3:27 pm
  • Julie Begg

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    Love this line and the quilt pattern. I’m getting a bit of a Swedish vibe from this fabric.

    July 16, 2022 at 3:28 pm
  • Pam Ward

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    I realize when you said that you had cut up a panel I have done that as well. Almost forgotten quilt. Very different and unique. Thank you

    July 16, 2022 at 3:30 pm
  • J A Valko

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    I like your treatment of the panel fabrics. Very creative!

    July 16, 2022 at 3:34 pm
  • Cathy H

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    I like the way you chose to use the panel. Gives me new ideas on what to do with them. Thanks!

    July 16, 2022 at 3:35 pm
  • Karen

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    Really like what you did with the panel.

    July 16, 2022 at 3:36 pm
  • Tracee Anderson

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    Welcome back! Your Birdsong quilt is very unique. Nice way to use panels.

    July 16, 2022 at 3:39 pm
  • Cheryl chapman

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    So glad you are back. Love the way you worked with the panel

    July 16, 2022 at 3:39 pm
  • Love the inspiration to cut up the panel into smaller segments!

    July 16, 2022 at 3:40 pm
  • Sandy

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    What a creative way to incorporate Pat Sloan’s Bird Song panels & coordinating fabrics into this colorful quilt!

    July 16, 2022 at 3:40 pm
  • Barb Blincow

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    The way you featured the panel parts really showcases them!

    July 16, 2022 at 3:42 pm
  • Beth Rediifer

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    I love your quilt done with Bird Song!

    July 16, 2022 at 3:47 pm
  • Pauline Lentsment

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    I like your use of the panel

    July 16, 2022 at 3:48 pm
  • Mary Anne Jackson

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    I really like the cut up panel design

    July 16, 2022 at 3:49 pm
  • Suzanne Richard

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    I loved looking at all of your quilt creations…truly wonderful designs!

    July 16, 2022 at 3:51 pm
  • Lori Davison

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    Hi really like how you thought out of the box.

    Very cute. I recently did a little fussy cutting myself.

    July 16, 2022 at 3:54 pm
  • Linda Hansen

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    What a fun way to use Pat’s fabric! I saw your quilt hanging at the Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show last weekend!

    July 16, 2022 at 3:56 pm
  • Judy Frederiksen

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    Your quilt is lovely. Thank you!

    July 16, 2022 at 3:56 pm
  • Maria Newnham

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    You are so creative!

    July 16, 2022 at 4:01 pm
  • Glad to have found you. Cant wait to explore your blog and all its inspiration.

    July 16, 2022 at 4:02 pm
  • tljeoTina

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    great inspiration. thank you for taking part in this fabulous tour.

    July 16, 2022 at 4:04 pm
  • Katharine Jenkins

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    I love how you used the panel for your quilt!

    July 16, 2022 at 4:05 pm
  • Cindy Dubinski

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    I really liked your work and seeing your instagram posts. Very interesting idea to make Pat’s birdsong fabric the stars of your flags quilt. Neat intrepretation

    July 16, 2022 at 4:05 pm
  • Danielle

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    I love your mix and match with solids

    July 16, 2022 at 4:09 pm
  • Andrea Ahlin

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    I would have ever thought of doing that to a panel! What a beautiful result. I’m loving this Bird Song fabric, especially the blues. Thanks for sharing your creativity with us.

    July 16, 2022 at 4:11 pm
  • Lisa

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    Your quilt is beautiful in Birdsong!

    July 16, 2022 at 4:11 pm
  • I love that you “chopped” up the panel for your project. You chose a wonderful pattern to showcase Pat’s new line. I have enjoyed seeing all f the different takes for projects from her new line. Inspiration abounds. Take Care

    July 16, 2022 at 4:18 pm
  • Ann Horky

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    Checked different sights to give me inspiration! Oh my now to decide. Great job on all

    July 16, 2022 at 4:31 pm
  • Helen

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    I loved your idea of cutting up the panel. You have such great ideas!

    July 16, 2022 at 4:34 pm
  • They saved the best for last! Been a silent fan! Love the fabric and how you used it

    July 16, 2022 at 4:35 pm
  • Sandy

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    Beautiful!

    July 16, 2022 at 4:36 pm
  • Cheryl B

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    Love your design!

    July 16, 2022 at 4:40 pm
  • Linda Pyke

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    Glad your back! Suffering from some eye issues of my own. I would not have thought to cut up the panel! Now I will look at them a little different. (Was not much of a fan in the past). I still have a couple from previously to actually trying to use them. Now I will revisit them with this in mind.

    July 16, 2022 at 4:44 pm
  • Ginny A

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    I love when someone’s designs take a completely different direction and come up with something so creative and cool! Wonderful inspiration!

    July 16, 2022 at 4:46 pm
  • Wow Scott! Your “unceremonious chop” is my version of courage & look at your wonderful results! I like your use of color!

    July 16, 2022 at 4:47 pm
  • christinah22

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    Great idea for a quilt!

    July 16, 2022 at 4:49 pm
  • Nancy Clark

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    I think you were very brave to cut up a panel. I could never t do that, at least with birdsong.
    I will cut portions but not like you . Your quilt was amazing with the solids.

    July 16, 2022 at 4:50 pm
  • Teri

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    What a fun way to use the panel!

    July 16, 2022 at 4:51 pm
  • Rhonda

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    What a fabulous idea with this fabric.

    July 16, 2022 at 4:55 pm
  • Jan B.

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    I love your fussy cut birds. I’m using the blue panel to make Pat’s Nature Walk quilt.

    July 16, 2022 at 4:55 pm
  • Amy Kollasch

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    I like your idea of cutting up the panel. I had a bad experience with a panel so I wrote them off. Now I may just look at them in a different light. Thanks.

    July 16, 2022 at 5:04 pm
  • DEE

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    I love the way you fussy cut from the panels. What a great pattern!

    July 16, 2022 at 5:05 pm
  • Marla Hanks

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    I, too, love the way you cut up the panel! I would have been scared to do that 🙂 Are some of your “solidish” fabrics Thatched?? They all go so well with Pat’s!

    July 16, 2022 at 5:06 pm
  • Celia Ambrose

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    It’s been fun seeing what everyone is making with Pat’s new line!

    July 16, 2022 at 5:08 pm
  • I love these fabrics and love the way you fussy cut the panel. Thanks for the idea!

    July 16, 2022 at 5:09 pm
  • Lesa Hinton

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    Love your stripey quilt.

    July 16, 2022 at 5:09 pm
  • Carol C Thomas

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    Love Pat’s fabric collection. Love the panel and your quilt inspiration.

    July 16, 2022 at 5:10 pm
  • Cathy W.

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    That’s a very interesting way to use a panel. It gives me ideas for using other panels in interesting ways.

    July 16, 2022 at 5:10 pm
  • Amanda

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    boldy cutting is great, sometimes you just have to jump in and go.

    July 16, 2022 at 5:14 pm
  • Judy R

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    I just love Pat’s bird song fabric so many different ideas to do with this fabric.

    July 16, 2022 at 5:18 pm
  • Brenda Chauvin

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    Glad you are back in the groove. I am so in love with Pat Sloan’s Bird Song fabrics. So much fun to see so many different ways to create wit it.

    July 16, 2022 at 5:26 pm
  • Sue G

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    Love your ideas and the Birdsong Fabric!

    July 16, 2022 at 5:26 pm
  • Ali McDonnell

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    It was pretty clever how you cut up the panel and fussy cut the birds!

    July 16, 2022 at 5:27 pm
    • Deborah Kelly

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      Great vibe in your design and color placement.

      July 16, 2022 at 5:46 pm
  • Betty Brown

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    Love to make pillow cases with Bird Song and a nightgown~

    July 16, 2022 at 5:29 pm
  • bgstoots

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    I love what you’ve done with the panel!

    July 16, 2022 at 5:37 pm
  • Julie Richelderfer

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    Love what you did with the panels. The possibilities in quilting are endless! Everyone has unique talents and perspectives & the results are works of art!

    July 16, 2022 at 5:42 pm
  • Dorothy

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    What a clever way to use a panel! Bravo

    July 16, 2022 at 5:42 pm
  • Judy Stone

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    Love your idea of cutting into a panel. I hope you have continued healing with your eye.

    July 16, 2022 at 5:43 pm
  • Barb Applegate

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    Loved the way you fussy-cut the birds and the colors together are super

    July 16, 2022 at 5:49 pm
  • Barbara Thomas

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    Welcome back to blogging. Fussy cutting the birds from the panel worked. Hope all your retina issues are in the past.

    July 16, 2022 at 5:50 pm
  • Andrea Emerald

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    Welcome back to blogging. Glad to hear you have gotten over your retina issue. Love what you did with Pat’s new line!

    July 16, 2022 at 5:51 pm
  • Maureen Minchin

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    Love your quilt and cutting up the panel Genius!!

    July 16, 2022 at 6:00 pm
  • Pam in NC

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    Thanks for being brave and cutting up the panel! Love the sample! Best wishes for your eye and employment concerns.

    July 16, 2022 at 6:01 pm
  • KATHY RUSSELL

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    You are very creative! I would have never thought to cut up the panel to work it that way into a quilt!

    July 16, 2022 at 6:03 pm
  • Mary Kay Relich

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    What an interesting quilt! Love it!

    July 16, 2022 at 6:03 pm
  • Kathy Hardesty

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    I am glad to see what you did with the panel- that would be something I could see myself doing as well. Very distinctive design. So pretty.

    July 16, 2022 at 6:09 pm
  • Suelynn Williams

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    Thanks for blogging for us. I hope your eye has healed. I hope returning to your workplace feels more comfortable now. You have a most unusual approach to using panels!

    July 16, 2022 at 6:15 pm
  • Sally H

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    I like the ‘flags” with birds from the panels as the focal point. A very pretty fabric collection, and a creative use of the prints.

    July 16, 2022 at 6:16 pm
  • Karen Gay

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    Yes, I remember you from your post when you put one piece of red fabric in an all blue quilt pattern and fabric of Pat Sloan. Loved it. I don’t do most social media for lots of personal reasons so I won’t see your regular posts. But thank you for posting today and being another inspiration on Pat’s Birdsong Fabric tour. I was surprised that you cut the panel up but of course that shows your creative thinking. Wow!

    July 16, 2022 at 6:18 pm
  • Kathy E.

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    Pat’s Bird Song panel is perfect for fussy cutting and I’m inspired by how you used it! This collection is so beautiful and i’d love to create something with it. duchick at gmail dot com

    July 16, 2022 at 6:18 pm
  • Sandra DeMers

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    I never would have thought to cut up a panel like that. It turned out great!

    July 16, 2022 at 6:18 pm
  • Lorraine Sutherland

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    Cool! I’ve contemplated cutting a panel to use in this manner, but never have. I do like panels but often can’t decide what to do with them.

    July 16, 2022 at 6:20 pm
  • Kathy Sumulong

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    So fun and creative!

    July 16, 2022 at 6:20 pm
  • Kim Rutter

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    Way to do you! I like the effect of the panel used with the solids: the result looks like lots of tiny flags.

    July 16, 2022 at 6:23 pm
  • Colleen Kolski-Daniels

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    Your use of the panel is sew creative and definitely something to try! Thanks sew much for sharing!

    July 16, 2022 at 6:27 pm
  • Gloria L Tesdell

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    Thank you for sharing. Looks so very nice.

    July 16, 2022 at 6:30 pm
  • Jan

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    I’m not a great fan of panels also. I’ve bought some Christmas ones that are stiil folded & stored. I like your example of fussy cutting them into smaller blocks. May need to pull those panels out & look them over.

    July 16, 2022 at 6:32 pm
  • Ruth Moore

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    Your fussy cutting of the panel reminded me that its ok to think creatively and be brave with my fabric.

    July 16, 2022 at 6:33 pm
  • Theresa K

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    I enjoyed your blog post and the way you fussy cut the panel. You are so creative!!! I hope you are doing better. I totally understand about having to go back to work part time even though everything worked well when we were teleworking. Enjoy your weekend!

    July 16, 2022 at 6:34 pm
  • Lynn

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    I like your use of the panel. I saw you with Anna from quilt roadies too!

    July 16, 2022 at 6:38 pm
  • Deborah White

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    I like your use of bright solids to break up the busyness of the Birdsong. I have 2 panels so I can be creative with one, if not both of them. Inspiring.

    July 16, 2022 at 6:39 pm
  • Eileen

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    Love your use of the solids with the bird song panel. Great use of colors.

    July 16, 2022 at 6:44 pm
  • Shannon Dart

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    Very unique way to use the panel. I like your flags-esp. the ones with fussy cut birds.

    July 16, 2022 at 6:46 pm
  • Melody

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    I have a panel that I do not love, but would never have considered cutting it up til now. THANK YOU for the idea. I really like your quilt with the solids pulled in. Another good idea.

    July 16, 2022 at 6:48 pm
  • Melissa

    Reply

    I don’t agree with businesses making employees come back to the office if they’ve successfully worked remote full-time for two years. Though, remote work isn’t for everyone, as some prefer to work at the office or some don’t work effectively remote.

    July 16, 2022 at 6:53 pm
  • Lynne Pfeffer

    Reply

    Your quilt is VERY nice! Thanks for the chance to win a layer cake.

    July 16, 2022 at 6:53 pm
  • Lisa McCool

    Reply

    Love your site! Thank you for letting me see your creativity!

    July 16, 2022 at 6:53 pm
  • Kena Lollman

    Reply

    Great inspiration cutting up the panel.

    July 16, 2022 at 7:04 pm
  • Vanessa Locke

    Reply

    I love your pattern with the choices of fabric that you choise

    July 16, 2022 at 7:07 pm
  • Maria M

    Reply

    Great idea, cutting up the panel. The bird shine in your quilt.

    July 16, 2022 at 7:11 pm
  • Judy

    Reply

    As usual you do something unique. I would never think to cut up a panel. What you did is so beautiful and interesting.

    July 16, 2022 at 7:12 pm
  • connie summers

    Reply

    I love what you have done with Pats fabric …. you have a lot of wonderful ideas . I hope I win

    July 16, 2022 at 7:14 pm
  • Janice Sayre

    Reply

    I love seeing how different each quilter has come up with such unique creations, yours included. I wish I could create like you do.

    July 16, 2022 at 7:14 pm
  • Toni Heckler

    Reply

    Quite creative I would not have thought about doing that with the fabric but it is very nice.

    July 16, 2022 at 7:22 pm
  • Laura Manning

    Reply

    It’s always hard to tell in pictures how big the motifs are. I love the birds in this fabric line and I am very glad they are fussy-cutable!

    July 16, 2022 at 7:23 pm
  • Janet Hoonard

    Reply

    Love knowing we all change plans.Great choice!

    July 16, 2022 at 7:26 pm
  • linda knataitis

    Reply

    Love seeing all the very different uses of same fabric

    July 16, 2022 at 7:28 pm
  • Linda C

    Reply

    Brilliant block and layout! Thanks for the great idea!!

    July 16, 2022 at 7:32 pm
  • Robin Caruso

    Reply

    Love what you did with the panel. I had two retinal detachments so I know how you feel. It does get better.

    July 16, 2022 at 7:44 pm
  • What a great way to use up bits and pieces of Pat’s fabrics. Thanks for sharing your pattern.

    July 16, 2022 at 7:45 pm
  • Pat K

    Reply

    Glad you are overcoming your health problems. Will look for your blog postings in the future.

    July 16, 2022 at 7:46 pm
  • Carol B.

    Reply

    Health problems are no fun. Glad you are better. Enjoyed your blog. I like people who think outside the box. Keep up the good work.

    July 16, 2022 at 7:52 pm
  • Heidi L

    Reply

    Love your quilt and fun ideas – thanks for sharing!

    July 16, 2022 at 8:09 pm
  • Gloria B.

    Reply

    Bold move to chop up those panels.your quilt is great. I’m heading to my tucked away panels to see if I can follow your lead.

    July 16, 2022 at 8:13 pm
  • Carole S.

    Reply

    Such a clever way to use a panel!! Your imagination and Pat’s fabrics — great combo!!

    July 16, 2022 at 8:16 pm
  • Barb Kowalski

    Reply

    I happened to be at a quilt shop in Issaquah one day and you were there! I knew you were someone special.

    July 16, 2022 at 8:21 pm
  • Patty B

    Reply

    Thanks for your idea, and also the giveaway.

    July 16, 2022 at 8:23 pm
  • Jennifer Gately

    Reply

    So glad you are back! None of it is eas but you are so inspirational! Love Pats’ fabrics and your ideas!

    July 16, 2022 at 8:31 pm
  • Mona tyner

    Reply

    I am not much of a panel person either but love your idea. Glad you are feeling better

    July 16, 2022 at 8:35 pm
  • Kathleen Shortell

    Reply

    I enjoyed seeing the use of panel. Pat is amazing

    July 16, 2022 at 8:35 pm
  • Barb Skinner

    Reply

    Gosh I remember the seventies! Great use of Pat’s fabric, I think I prefer the blue birds too

    July 16, 2022 at 8:42 pm
  • Barbara Fama

    Reply

    Love your pattern.

    July 16, 2022 at 8:59 pm
  • daughterol

    Reply

    Sounds like you are doing better. Pat said you were unique in your approach and I love it! I’ve recently been cutting panels and that first cut took me almost two weeks. Brave man!

    July 16, 2022 at 8:59 pm
  • Sherrie Conover

    Reply

    Wow! That is am interesting and kind of fun way to use Pat’s fabric.

    July 16, 2022 at 9:02 pm
  • Rhonda Scully

    Reply

    I love what you did with Pat’s pane;. I am currently working on a cut up of her panel in a sew along with her. I can’t wait to see how it comes out. Seeing the different uses with panels have given me a whole new outlook towards them. I used to avoid them, but I am enjoying cutting them up and using them differently.

    July 16, 2022 at 9:05 pm
  • Carolyn in Tucson, Arizona, USA

    Reply

    So good to hear that you are back to blogging a bit. Eye problems can very serious, I’ve discovered. What an great way to use the panel fabrics. It is like looking outside through small window panes and each block is a present.

    July 16, 2022 at 9:12 pm
  • Shirley Wiltshire

    Reply

    Interesting to cut up panel. Loved it.

    July 16, 2022 at 9:21 pm
  • Lori

    Reply

    I liked your fresh take on using panels, very creative. I am not a panel person either, but enjoyed your approach.

    July 16, 2022 at 9:31 pm
  • Rita Hill

    Reply

    What a creative way to use the panels. I’m really not a panel person either but you gave me ideas how to use them. Have loved visiting all the designers on the tour!

    July 16, 2022 at 9:34 pm
  • Rose Clearwaters

    Reply

    So nice to meet you!

    July 16, 2022 at 9:35 pm
  • nita evans

    Reply

    I like the simple and easy quilt patterns. Pat said you like bold colors and I learned to like them from my mom who painted her house brightly.

    July 16, 2022 at 9:35 pm
  • Interesting, I never thought of cutting a panel up before. Will start looking at them a different way now.

    July 16, 2022 at 9:40 pm
  • Jennifer Eldridge

    Reply

    I like that you showed another way to use the panel. Thanks

    July 16, 2022 at 9:50 pm
  • Brenda Tucker

    Reply

    Thanks for the chance to win. Love the idea of cutting up the panel, would not have thought of it!!!

    July 16, 2022 at 9:57 pm
  • Jamie Morgan

    Reply

    Beautiful pattern.

    July 16, 2022 at 9:58 pm
    • Audrey

      Reply

      Interesting variation on using the panels. I need more ideas like that.

      July 16, 2022 at 10:17 pm
  • Rose

    Reply

    I love your Bird Song quilt, very creative. I’m with you on panels, just not terribly into them. But I must admit that the Bird Song panels are beautiful. Happy quilting!

    July 16, 2022 at 10:31 pm
  • Noreen

    Reply

    I like how you used the panels in your quilt.

    July 16, 2022 at 10:41 pm
  • Dawn Lunn

    Reply

    United Colors is a lovely representation of Pat’s fabric. Panels have always been a challenge to me but cutting it up offers a whole new Avenue. Look forward to your Bounce pattern. Blessings.

    July 16, 2022 at 10:43 pm
  • Victoria

    Reply

    Welcome back. Those solids look so nice with the Bird Song fabric. Such fun.

    July 16, 2022 at 10:48 pm
  • debbyp65

    Reply

    I thought cutting up panels earned a citation from the quilt police! Actually this is a great idea if I want some of this darling fabric but already have the rainbow in my stash. Thank you for the chance to win!

    July 16, 2022 at 11:16 pm
  • P.J. Lewis

    Reply

    I love this fabric line, especially the blue. I also like the way you used the panel! Thank you for showing me a different way to use a panel!

    July 16, 2022 at 11:25 pm
  • Ruth K

    Reply

    I love Birdsong and how you use it. I plan on making a baby quilt

    July 17, 2022 at 12:28 am
  • ncrivaro

    Reply

    Love the amazing work all Pat’s friends have done The creativity and inspiration!

    July 17, 2022 at 12:46 am
  • Sandy

    Reply

    I love out of the box ideas! I’ll be looking at panels in a whole new light from here on out! Thanks, Scott!

    July 17, 2022 at 1:10 am
  • Linda

    Reply

    Thanks for the inspiration! You’ve come up with a wonderful design using Pat’s beautiful fabrics.

    July 17, 2022 at 2:24 am
  • Nancy

    Reply

    Nice to see a post again. although I have been enjoying your IG posts, Great use of the fabric. Your Bounce pattern looks interesting.

    July 17, 2022 at 2:27 am
  • Loretta Clinton

    Reply

    Thanks for sharing your use of Pat’s panel!

    July 17, 2022 at 2:34 am
  • I have never fussy cut a panel . Your quilt turned out so cute. 1 more to add to my wish list.thanks for the ideal .

    July 17, 2022 at 2:45 am
  • Susan G

    Reply

    I love your take on this fabric line; your quilt reminds me of birds sitting on our fence, drying off in the sun after a bath in our fountain! I, too, am suffering from post-lockdown depression – haven’t sewn in almost a year. This blog tour is encouraging me to get back into my sewing room. Thank you for participating.

    July 17, 2022 at 3:03 am
  • Jean

    Reply

    I don’t “do” Instagram, so I was glad to see your post here! I love how you utilized Pat’s fabric collection! Great job! Thank you all for the giveaway!
    -Jean❤️

    July 17, 2022 at 3:06 am
  • Evelyn Stevens

    Reply

    Hi, your quilt is very unique in design, I like it,totally different!
    Thanks for being part of Pat’s Bird Song Tour!

    July 17, 2022 at 3:39 am
  • Tina Blackmon

    Reply

    Love your design! Hang in there! We’ll get through this!

    July 17, 2022 at 3:47 am
  • Barbara

    Reply

    Wow! Beautiful fabric!

    July 17, 2022 at 3:54 am
  • Anne Buckley

    Reply

    Like a lot of others here, you’ve given me the “freedom” to chop up panels and use them in a fun new way! Thanks for being part of the fabric tour.

    July 17, 2022 at 4:07 am
  • Othella Wells

    Reply

    I like what you did with the panel. I never know what to do with panels either.

    July 17, 2022 at 4:24 am
  • Debbie Marcotte

    Reply

    Love your quilt and clever use of a panel!

    July 17, 2022 at 4:28 am
  • Susan Green

    Reply

    I also like what you did with the panel. Thank you!

    July 17, 2022 at 4:40 am
  • Linda E Mahoney

    Reply

    First of all, I am glad you are recovering. It can be a long road. I wish you the best. Secondly, I liked the way you used parts of the panel. I have a panel I bought a few years go and haven’t done anything with it. I think I will cut it into smaller pieces and see what I can do with it. Thank you for sharing your quilt with us!

    July 17, 2022 at 4:50 am
  • Gail Kocher

    Reply

    Like the idea of cutting up the panel and creating a new quilt. I never know what to do with panels. Very nice!

    July 17, 2022 at 5:15 am
  • Kim LeMere

    Reply

    What a lovely line of fabrics and I like how you cut the panel to create your own design. Wowzer!!

    July 17, 2022 at 5:17 am
  • Ann Bergstedt

    Reply

    Thanks for showing a new (to me) way to use panels. I love your quilt and fabric choices.

    July 17, 2022 at 5:18 am
  • DENISE GOFF

    Reply

    I really like the organic feel of what you’ve made. I’d have been afraid to cut up the panel the way you did!!

    July 17, 2022 at 5:19 am
  • Patty

    Reply

    Your quilt looks great. Cool idea to cut up the panel and use it how you did.

    July 17, 2022 at 5:21 am
  • Hi, we always need to see different ways of using panels! Love it!

    July 17, 2022 at 5:23 am
  • Barb

    Reply

    I love cutting up the panels because I’m not fond of using them. But I love the idea of fussy cutting them.

    July 17, 2022 at 5:23 am
  • Suzanne

    Reply

    Love what you did with the panel. Great idea. It came out wonderful.

    July 17, 2022 at 5:29 am
  • Yvonne Farraway

    Reply

    I never imagined that you could cut up a panel like that, but it turned out fabulous! I think that I will try it out.

    July 17, 2022 at 5:32 am
  • Judy Currie

    Reply

    Love your plan to use the panel in that way. Very creative ! Keep calm, quilt on.

    July 17, 2022 at 5:34 am
  • Love Pat’s new Bird Song. Love how you fussy cut the panel! Welcome back to blog-land.

    July 17, 2022 at 5:36 am
  • Colleen Weirich

    Reply

    Freedom to cut fabric panels, thanks for showing you can use a panel differently than as whole focus piece. Like what you did.

    July 17, 2022 at 5:38 am
  • Tresha Hampton

    Reply

    Love your quilt and glad you are feeling better.

    July 17, 2022 at 5:39 am
  • Love this beautiful fabric line.

    July 17, 2022 at 5:47 am
  • Sandy Wood

    Reply

    Thank you for your blog. Quite fitting that your last blog and newest blog are both about Pat Sloan – so sweet! Great fussy cutting!

    July 17, 2022 at 5:54 am
  • GloryB

    Reply

    I would never have thought of using prints for United Colors! What a clever idea.

    Good luck with your return to normal – whatever normal is these post Covid days.

    July 17, 2022 at 5:54 am
  • Jo W

    Reply

    Thank you for sharing your beautiful quilt. I love the way you cut up the panel to highlight certain items.

    July 17, 2022 at 6:03 am
  • Welcome back to blogging! Great use of the panel.

    July 17, 2022 at 6:15 am
  • Frieda Z

    Reply

    What a perfect way to show off the panel pieces. Thanks for giving us an opportunity to win. Good luck on your effort to blog again

    July 17, 2022 at 6:16 am
  • Carolyn Montgomery

    Reply

    I love this quilt and the fabrics, such soft, lovely colors.

    July 17, 2022 at 6:21 am
  • Michele T

    Reply

    It turned out beautifully… this fabric collection is my favourite of hers. Looking forward to seeing more inspiring blog posts from you!

    July 17, 2022 at 6:22 am
  • Very interesting use of the panel.

    July 17, 2022 at 6:43 am
  • Harriet Kulig

    Reply

    Participating in the tour has opened my eyes to all the different patterns, ideas, color combinations and the ever present beauty of quilts.

    July 17, 2022 at 6:58 am
  • I saw that your last post was Pat’s last tour And realized I wasn’t the only one struggling after these last two years of craziness. I’m a teacher and I sewed obsessively to cope with the stresses of my job. I’m just now beginning to relax and slow down on quilting. I love that you put your own spin on Pat’s Bird Song—great idea for using some panels we don’t know how to use!

    July 17, 2022 at 6:59 am
  • I love that you cut the panel up as I am not a panel sort of person either and gives me ideas! Thank you.

    July 17, 2022 at 7:06 am
  • Suzette cornell

    Reply

    Wow!! So much to see 🙂 beautiful fabric and the quilts are awesome

    July 17, 2022 at 7:14 am
  • Sarah Guidry

    Reply

    The blocks remind me of happy little flags. You’ve given me a great idea for my next garden banner.

    July 17, 2022 at 7:17 am
  • janine small

    Reply

    Your quilt looks great!! Thank you for showing that you don’t have to stay “inside the lines” when using a panel.

    July 17, 2022 at 7:20 am
  • Jeanette Coate

    Reply

    I’m happy to see you blog posting again! This post covid life is like coming out of hibernation.
    Such a pretty fabric line, I love all the blues and how you highlighted that with your choice of pattern and layout.
    Thanks too for sharing all the Sisters pictures, so inspiring.

    July 17, 2022 at 7:32 am
  • I’m with you–this line has a real “70s” vibe to me, too, in the best way. Makes me think of my Aunt Susie, at her 70s coolest–big sunglasses and hat, the best clothes, and so much positive energy. I always want to make a quilt capturing that–maybe this will be the one!

    July 17, 2022 at 7:36 am
  • Sue Graham

    Reply

    I think you’re the first to mix both color ranges – I like it!!

    July 17, 2022 at 7:39 am
  • Tracey Fisher

    Reply

    I love this fabric line.

    July 17, 2022 at 7:47 am
  • Lorrie McDonnell

    Reply

    What an awesome use of Pat’s fabric!!

    July 17, 2022 at 7:53 am
  • Eileen Burke

    Reply

    The use if the horizontal strips really showcases the bits of the panel giving a nice flow to the quilt pattern.

    July 17, 2022 at 7:58 am
  • Sylvia Martinez

    Reply

    I really like the fussy cutting. The bird in corner is great.

    July 17, 2022 at 8:13 am
  • Bea Haviland

    Reply

    Beautiful Scott, I do enjoy some fussy cutting. Something I accidently did in my first quilt class. Being new I didn’t know what fussy cutting was but I knew that I wanted to “showcase” a particular fabric. You did an amazing job with Pat’s Bird Song. Congratulations and best wishes. Bea Haviland

    July 17, 2022 at 8:23 am
  • Sue

    Reply

    Great use of fabric.

    July 17, 2022 at 8:29 am
  • Delores Rast

    Reply

    So sorry you’ve been sick. Covid done a number on lots of people. I love what you did with Pat’s Bird song fabric. Very unique quilt!!!

    July 17, 2022 at 8:35 am
  • Kudos on pushing through all the challenges! I like the fussy cutting you did with this, it really worked well in your design. Clicked to follow you on Instagram and look forward to seeing how you translate the fabrics to “Bounce”. Interested in how the soft, laid back vide of Birdsong works in that sharp angular design.

    July 17, 2022 at 8:36 am
  • I love how you cut up the panel to highlight the birds!

    July 17, 2022 at 8:39 am
  • Laura Buchanan

    Reply

    Welcome Back! Love your use of “chopping” up the panels. Pat Sloan’s bird song is amazing! Love your patterns!

    July 17, 2022 at 9:10 am
  • Cathleen

    Reply

    I enjoy seeing all the different ideas. Love this fabric line.

    July 17, 2022 at 9:28 am
  • Elaine Woodruff

    Reply

    Love what you did with the Birdsong fabric! Thank you!

    July 17, 2022 at 9:28 am
  • Rita S

    Reply

    Cool locks made with the panel. Thanks for sharing?

    July 17, 2022 at 9:32 am
  • Susan Dvorak

    Reply

    Pairing the panel with solids is inspiring!
    Glad to see you back blogging. I work in healthcare. Every one of my patients who had COVID said the same thing: It ain’t no joke! Whether one got it or not, life was turned upside down. Wonder if we will ever be “normal”!

    July 17, 2022 at 9:40 am
  • Deborah M Kloss

    Reply

    What a great use of a panel! Your quilt is wonderful and happy….thanks for sharing!

    July 17, 2022 at 9:41 am
  • Oh my, I love all of the basics that you pulled in with Pat’s fabrics. It just mafde me smile. Thank you for sharing.

    July 17, 2022 at 9:47 am
  • Nadja Bode

    Reply

    I am amazed how you come up with an idea that highlights the fabric and is simple.

    July 17, 2022 at 9:55 am
  • Donna

    Reply

    Great encouragement to see and treat a panel in an unconventional way! Love it. Thanks for your part in the Bird Song tour, Scott.

    July 17, 2022 at 10:22 am
  • I absolutely love the blue colorway! It would go great in my Florida coastal home!! Thanks for sharing.

    July 17, 2022 at 10:32 am
  • Paula Johnson

    Reply

    Thanks for sharing Pat’s panels with your fabric. They look terrific together!!!

    July 17, 2022 at 11:15 am
  • Mary Johnson

    Reply

    So sorry to hear of your health problems, I can relate and hope you are on the road back to your good life. Burying yourself in Birdsong was a good start for that, what an upbeat set of prints!

    July 17, 2022 at 11:33 am
  • HELEN MCNENLY

    Reply

    Thank you for a different spin on using a panel!

    July 17, 2022 at 11:40 am
  • Margaret Johnson

    Reply

    Loving the fabric and all the creativity of the designers on the tour!

    July 17, 2022 at 11:41 am
  • Maggie

    Reply

    Clever idea(UnitedColors) for that fabric. I’ve found all the designers have great ideas for this fabric line. Looking forward to the Bounce block/quilt.

    July 17, 2022 at 11:59 am
  • Barbara Ulbrich

    Reply

    What a different way to use a panel

    July 17, 2022 at 12:00 pm
  • Sherry

    Reply

    I liked the way you cut the panel. I instantly saw flags in the quilt blocks. Love the idea! Hope you continue to feel better.

    July 17, 2022 at 12:03 pm
  • Christine Romero

    Reply

    Great way to use a panel and fussy cut!

    July 17, 2022 at 12:07 pm
  • Rosemary McGuire

    Reply

    Thank you for a different view of how to use a panel.

    July 17, 2022 at 12:18 pm
  • Roxanne Gohrig

    Reply

    Such creativity, love it!!

    July 17, 2022 at 12:18 pm
  • Leigh McDonald

    Reply

    Cool idea. Reminds me of the flag of the USA.

    July 17, 2022 at 12:22 pm
  • jane McNaughton

    Reply

    Love your creativity!

    July 17, 2022 at 12:25 pm
  • Jean LC Balliro

    Reply

    Thank you. I was having trouble finding the comment blocks on some of the blogs. Yours was easy to find. I like your United Colors pattern. It would be a nice block/quilt to make this summer. If not with Bird Song fabric, maybe fall or Christmas colors.
    Thank you for your inspiration.

    July 17, 2022 at 12:37 pm
  • Michele Joos

    Reply

    All of the designers including yourself have amazing ideas and unique ways of using the Birs Song fabric. Thanks.

    July 17, 2022 at 12:42 pm
  • Marilyn Schroeder

    Reply

    I love the pattern and the blue isn’t favorite .

    July 17, 2022 at 12:54 pm
    • Marilyn Schroeder

      Reply

      Blue is my favorite !

      July 17, 2022 at 12:56 pm
  • SharonA

    Reply

    I love the fussy cut birds. It reminds me of a meadow full of singing and flying birds.

    July 17, 2022 at 1:05 pm
  • Melanie

    Reply

    How wonderfully inspirational your designs are, and thanks to Pat for introducing you to me as I’ve not been familiar with your blog as yet. Happy quilting!

    July 17, 2022 at 1:39 pm
  • Sandi Scarlett

    Reply

    I like how you fussy cut the panel and put it into your blocks. Thanks for sharing.

    July 17, 2022 at 1:41 pm
  • Donette Kurtz

    Reply

    Love your pattern unique. Look forward to following a new to me blogger.

    July 17, 2022 at 2:19 pm
  • Cynthia Murch

    Reply

    What a creative idea with the Birdsong fabric.

    July 17, 2022 at 2:36 pm
  • Toria

    Reply

    I love your pattern & layout — Each block looks like a little birdy flag!

    July 17, 2022 at 2:41 pm
  • Lorraine S.

    Reply

    I like how you fussy cut the material. Very nice.

    July 17, 2022 at 2:49 pm
  • I love how you used your panel it’s so creative.

    July 17, 2022 at 2:57 pm
  • Anne Sausen

    Reply

    I love birdsong and your unique way of using it in your quilt! Such a different way to use a panel! Thanks for the inspiration and the chance to win!

    July 17, 2022 at 3:14 pm
  • Mary Jo Zalaznik

    Reply

    Love your creativity with the panel. Thank you for the inspiration.

    July 17, 2022 at 3:41 pm
  • Susan

    Reply

    I would never have thought to cut up the panel like that. Very unique.

    July 17, 2022 at 3:57 pm
  • Barb K

    Reply

    Different way to use a panel for sure–turned out well with those fabrics!

    July 17, 2022 at 4:23 pm
  • Janet S

    Reply

    Love how you cut apart the panel and used the pieces as focal points

    July 17, 2022 at 4:43 pm
  • Barbara Clements

    Reply

    I love your quilt. I would like to make one like it.

    July 17, 2022 at 5:30 pm
  • vickie mone

    Reply

    Hi – love how you fussy cut the panel and used it in the United Colors pattern. Can’t wait to see what you with Pat’s fabric in your newest pattern Bounce.

    July 17, 2022 at 5:37 pm
  • Deborah Carnes

    Reply

    Thanks for creating this unique setting of Pat Sloan’s Bird Song fabric. Hope to see your finished quilt soon!

    July 17, 2022 at 5:39 pm
  • Bev

    Reply

    Hi I loved what you did with the panel in your quilt thanks for the ideasl I love the Birdsong fabric line too

    July 17, 2022 at 5:52 pm
  • Crystal A Conrad-Kauffman

    Reply

    Love it! glad you are still here and creating XO

    July 17, 2022 at 5:53 pm
  • Sandy Bamford

    Reply

    Thanks for being on Pat’s tour this year and the clever use of the panels!

    July 17, 2022 at 5:59 pm
  • Laura Richardson-Gentry

    Reply

    I love your fussy cuts, and the scrappy feel of your quilt. It’s a great way to use the birdsong fabrics.

    July 17, 2022 at 6:02 pm
  • Carmen

    Reply

    Very pretty idea about the fabric and the panel.

    July 17, 2022 at 6:42 pm
  • Susan Hartley

    Reply

    Great idea for doing something new and different with the panel!

    July 17, 2022 at 6:54 pm
  • Tiffanee Goins Noack

    Reply

    You did an AWESOME job with Pat’s Birdsong and HAPPY to see you back at it again…

    July 17, 2022 at 7:01 pm
  • Bobbie

    Reply

    Another great and unusual take on Pat’s Birdsong! And that’s all good. Best wishes for good health.

    July 17, 2022 at 7:09 pm
  • avalee adkins

    Reply

    I Love Pats Birdsong fabric & I Love the fussie cuts & the way you worked with it

    July 17, 2022 at 7:13 pm
  • Linda J McHenry

    Reply

    Happy to see your ideas to wrap up the tour. Thanks!

    July 17, 2022 at 9:43 pm
  • Glenys

    Reply

    I know how you have felt, I didn’t sew for over a year but am now back sewing quilts. I plan on making the panel quilt that Pat is doing when my fabric arrives. I had not thought about cutting the panel up like that, will have to look at your pattern some more.

    July 17, 2022 at 10:06 pm
  • Elise A Parnes

    Reply

    You are so brave to cut up a panel! Original!

    July 17, 2022 at 10:51 pm
  • Gillian Findlay

    Reply

    I love a good fussy cut! What a fun pattern! Intrigued by Bounce as well.

    July 18, 2022 at 2:49 am
  • Jennifer Shilling

    Reply

    Love how you give us options for using the panels. Love it! Thanks Scott 🙂

    July 18, 2022 at 3:00 am
  • Charald Comeau

    Reply

    I like the uniqueness of your project.

    July 18, 2022 at 3:02 am
  • Eleanor Krueger

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    Enjoyed your quilt. Great idea

    July 18, 2022 at 4:33 am
  • Dedy Slack

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    Thank you for being on the Bird Song tour. I have been introduced to so many interesting designers including you on this tour.

    July 18, 2022 at 4:43 am
  • Monica Higbie

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    Love how you fussy cut. I am beginning to do this with a quilt I’m making. Thank you.

    July 18, 2022 at 4:45 am
  • Michelle Myers

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    Beautiful quilt! I love it & I love Pat’s Bird Song Fabrics! I can’t wait to make something with it!

    July 18, 2022 at 4:46 am
  • Donna

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    Wow! I have never cut into a panel like that! What a clever idea and use of a panel! Will definitely give it a go!

    July 18, 2022 at 4:50 am
  • jeanridley

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    I definitely would cut the panel up and make something or several things from it. I love this Birdsong fabric is so pretty

    July 18, 2022 at 5:01 am
    • Jean Ridley

      Reply

      My name is Jean Ridley.

      July 18, 2022 at 5:02 am
  • Lisa Dunlap

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    How creative you are, I like the way you brought in more variety with the additional fabrics. And fussy cut the birds from the panel!

    July 18, 2022 at 5:05 am
  • Melissa Riner

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    I would cut the panel and make project bags with the pieces.

    July 18, 2022 at 5:07 am
  • Janis Ewing

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    I love the fussy cutting the most. I’m looking at my panel stash a whole new way. I have to many to not cut some up for different projects.
    Thanks for your creativity

    July 18, 2022 at 5:21 am
  • Susan Brewer

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    Such great ideas! Thanks for sharing!

    July 18, 2022 at 5:40 am
  • Love your use of the fabrics and incorporating a few othr fabrics.

    July 18, 2022 at 6:00 am
  • Carol Harris

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    Your design is very different using Pat’s Bird Song fabric. It is amazing what you designers come up with.

    July 18, 2022 at 6:10 am
  • Patricia Collett

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    Good morning. I also get the 70 vibe and love it. I also understand the work I have to return to the office also after working from home since March 20 of 2020. Depression has also been tuff take care

    July 18, 2022 at 6:16 am
  • Sarah Shuman

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    What a unique use of the birdsong fabric! Happy you are recovering and improving both physically and emotionally. Never give up.

    July 18, 2022 at 6:21 am
  • Vicki Bartels

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    I love how you fussy cut the fabric.

    July 18, 2022 at 6:21 am
  • That was a really good idea to fussy cut the fabric I love that. Thank You for the opportunity! Barb

    July 18, 2022 at 6:35 am
  • Kathy

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    Love your quilt of flags!!! Super cute!!!

    July 18, 2022 at 6:50 am
  • I like how you featured the birds in the blocks. What a unique quilt!

    July 18, 2022 at 6:52 am
  • Merybeth Taft

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    Such a unique look for the fabrics, love how you put them together.

    July 18, 2022 at 6:56 am
  • Deborah Pruden

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    Isn’t it fun to have a stash to pull from? I’m a big fan of flags. This one is fun. Thanks for the chance to win some pretty fabric.

    July 18, 2022 at 6:58 am
  • Lori Clark

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    I love to do fussy cutting in my pieces. I liked all the different ways you used the birdsong fabric.

    July 18, 2022 at 6:59 am
  • Raynelle Damon

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    Pat’s tour has been fun. She’s fortunate to have so many friends that want to help her get the word out. Love the direction you took with the fabrics.

    July 18, 2022 at 6:59 am
  • Marcie

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    Such a unique use of the fabric line. I would never have thought to do something like this. So creative!

    July 18, 2022 at 7:02 am
  • Cheryl Malinowski

    Reply

    Love your creative project. Love this tour❤️

    July 18, 2022 at 7:03 am
  • Pam Martin

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    This tour has been so much fun. Pat’s fabric is beautiful. I love your quilt. I love seeing the different designs out of the same fabric. Many wonderful ideas for me to think about and use.

    July 18, 2022 at 7:05 am
  • Edith Laramore

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    So many unique & creative use of Pat’s Bird Song fabric. Enjoyed this tour & can’t wait to dig in

    July 18, 2022 at 7:15 am
  • Rebecca Frisko

    Reply

    Adorable pattern!! Welcome back to blogging!

    July 18, 2022 at 7:46 am
  • Cindy Berry

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    Great use of Pat’s fabrics….. love them

    July 18, 2022 at 7:49 am
  • Diane Miller Flood

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    Love your design for the quilt

    July 18, 2022 at 7:49 am
  • Tari Bramlett

    Reply

    I loved this Bird Song tour and seeing all of your creations!!

    July 18, 2022 at 7:52 am
  • Nancy Hiss

    Reply

    creative interpretation! Love quilting “outside the box”.

    July 18, 2022 at 7:57 am
  • Ingrid Tinsley

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    Hello there, I am so happy with this fabric collection from Pat Slone, I am doing the Natures Walk quilt for my mom, since she loves birds.

    July 18, 2022 at 8:05 am
  • Beautiful quilt! Panels can be difficult to use sometimes so cutting out the birds and flowers was the answer. Thank you!

    July 18, 2022 at 8:22 am
  • WOW Scott, hoping for your total recovery! Using your “United” pattern with Pat Sloan’s fabric, brought a new dimension to your pattern! thank you to Designers like you that can give the listeners a new and better perspective.

    July 18, 2022 at 8:23 am
  • Sharon S

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    Wonderful idea to fussy cut the birds. Thanks for the inspiration.

    July 18, 2022 at 8:31 am
  • Jo

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    So sorry they’re making you go back into
    the office. My daughter feels the same way.. loved that you cut into the panel.

    July 18, 2022 at 8:38 am
  • Diana (Dee) Morrison

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    Scott, I’m so sorry that you had eye surgery, what would we sewers do without our eyes? I feel for you dude.
    Thanks for the fresh take on Pat Sloan’s fabric line, wow that’s cool, I would never think to use it that way. Dee

    July 18, 2022 at 8:41 am
  • The creativity just keeps coming – great job!

    July 18, 2022 at 8:41 am
  • REBECCA BUNKE

    Reply

    Your layout was very interesting and unique using the panels in the flag. Thanks for sharing your concept.

    July 18, 2022 at 8:44 am
  • joni327

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    I just love Pat’s fabric, have the panels, am going to make a bag with one of them and a wall hanging with the other, it spoke to me as soon as I saw it. You are very creative as well, Scott.

    July 18, 2022 at 8:47 am
  • Cherry Vigil

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    Love how you cut up the panel. I am not much of a panel user either. Very creative.

    July 18, 2022 at 9:00 am
  • Love Pat’s new fabric line. I don’t usually use panels either, but I like how you fussy cut these.

    July 18, 2022 at 9:10 am
  • Kathryn Laposata

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    Unique! Love it. Thanks.

    July 18, 2022 at 9:22 am
  • I may to too late, but will comment anyhow! Love this new fabric line!

    July 18, 2022 at 9:22 am
  • Rita Wilson

    Reply

    The fabric still looks good. I like your design.

    July 18, 2022 at 9:24 am
  • Hope I’m not too late. I like the mini flag idea. Isn’t her fabric great .

    July 18, 2022 at 9:31 am
  • Linda Nakamura

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    An innovative way to use a panel. Gives me a new perspective on how to use panels.

    July 18, 2022 at 9:34 am
  • Debbie Braatz

    Reply

    Interesting way of using the bird song fabric. I love it when people think outside the box, it gets my creative juices flowing with “what if I do this, or that?”

    July 18, 2022 at 9:34 am
  • Sharon Robinson

    Reply

    Wow! What a creative way to use the collection!

    July 18, 2022 at 9:47 am
  • Madlyn Shepherd

    Reply

    It took me forever to find where you posted Pat’s fabric. I loved the pictures.

    July 18, 2022 at 10:11 am
  • Ginabeth

    Reply

    Sorry for all the stressors lately. Covid especially Duda number on my husband. So understand. Hang in there. Cut back on anything that puts pressure on you

    July 18, 2022 at 10:12 am
  • Sheryl Ditillo

    Reply

    Glad Pat could get your blogging ‘mojo’ going again! Thanks for giving ‘permission’ to cut the panel up in other ways to showcase the pattern.

    July 18, 2022 at 10:18 am
  • Audrey

    Reply

    The quilt is great.

    July 18, 2022 at 10:28 am
  • Nancy Rector

    Reply

    Always nice to see new ideas.

    July 18, 2022 at 10:34 am
  • Karen St Clair

    Reply

    Thanks for sharing your idea for a quilt. I’m likely to copy what you did.

    July 18, 2022 at 10:44 am
  • Heidi Bretall

    Reply

    I would never have imagined your flag quilt, it’s amazing!

    July 18, 2022 at 11:18 am
  • Sonia Brathwaite

    Reply

    I love the different perspectives of the birds. Beautiful!

    July 18, 2022 at 11:19 am
  • Hannah W

    Reply

    Well, I don’t think this would be considered as an early comment, but none the less, I like what you did with the fabric. Thanks for jumping back on your blog to share with us.

    July 18, 2022 at 12:01 pm
  • Geraldine Petrone

    Reply

    Amazing how different everyone’s interpretation is. I am in awe!!

    July 18, 2022 at 12:06 pm
  • Yolanda

    Reply

    Unique expression

    July 18, 2022 at 12:52 pm
  • Loretta McGInn

    Reply

    I really like the blue panel. The fabrics you have are just so pretty. Thanks much for what you do.

    July 18, 2022 at 1:01 pm
  • Debbie Miller

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    Very creative use of a panel-whacking it up and sewing into flags! Love your pattern- purchased several years ago and have only made with solids.

    July 18, 2022 at 1:06 pm
  • Nancy

    Reply

    Thank you for showing your process. I like the fabric colors you chose for your blocks.

    July 18, 2022 at 1:11 pm
  • vivoaks

    Reply

    I love your design for the fussy cut birds! Thanks so much for giving us a chance to win!!

    July 18, 2022 at 1:27 pm
  • Robin Brown

    Reply

    What a great quilt. You have a great imagination

    July 18, 2022 at 1:40 pm
  • Marie Eddins

    Reply

    What a creative use of solids and Pat’s fabrics and including lots of the birds.

    July 18, 2022 at 2:19 pm
  • Holly W

    Reply

    I enjoyed seeing the tonal / solid fabrics you added to complement all the busy-ness of the prints.

    July 18, 2022 at 2:26 pm
  • Sherrill Strassburg

    Reply

    I love your creativity in cutting up the panel. I would be so afraid to do that. Love your project!

    July 18, 2022 at 2:33 pm
  • Kathy Bradstreet

    Reply

    It was lovely to view your website….always wonderful to see what quilters do with a panel….you were so clever. Thanks for the idea.

    July 18, 2022 at 2:43 pm
  • Julie H

    Reply

    So original! How fun!

    July 18, 2022 at 3:21 pm
  • Kathleen Gregory

    Reply

    Love the fussy cut fabric and the scrappy look of the quilt!

    July 18, 2022 at 3:23 pm
  • Roxy Sherburne

    Reply

    Dear Scott: Cool design using Pat’s Birdsong fabric line. Lovi it! thanks for being on the tour. Please enter me in the giveaway. Thanks again! Roxy in Hudson, WI

    July 18, 2022 at 4:12 pm
  • Janet Jozwiak

    Reply

    Ooh I think Birdsong will look great in the Bounce pattern, or the other way around Bounce will look great in the Birdsong fabric.

    July 18, 2022 at 4:41 pm
  • Dawn Collins

    Reply

    Just got my bird song panels – can’t wait to try

    July 18, 2022 at 5:05 pm
  • I love how you put the birds in the corners of the flags.

    July 18, 2022 at 5:17 pm
  • Cheryl Olheiser

    Reply

    I love what you did with Pat’s Bird Song Fabric! Very creative!

    July 18, 2022 at 6:08 pm
  • quilterpt

    Reply

    What a fun quilt! I like how your design looks like small flags. Nice job chopping the panel up. I wouldn’t have dared to even think of that!

    July 18, 2022 at 7:20 pm
  • Nancy Olson

    Reply

    Lovely quilt. I like the fussy cut blocks very much

    July 18, 2022 at 9:08 pm
  • lee

    Reply

    A fun quilt! I love the fussy cut of birds! Covid has been a tough road for so many. Wishing you the best and thank you for being part of the tour!!

    July 21, 2022 at 4:53 am

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