July 16, 2022
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)
- Wendy Sheppard
- Scott Hansen — You are HERE!
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
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,
I liked how you fussy cut the birds. They are beautiful with your “solidish” fabrics.
Love what you did with the panel! You are always so creative.
Such an original interpretation. Kudos for your design sense and execution.
Love how you cut up the panel and repurposed the parts, awesome
Your quilt is really interesting!
Such a different wat to use a combination of a line.
Thank you for being a part of Pat’s tour! This is giving me the opportunity see such great artists and their work!
Welcome back to blogging! What a cool qult!
I am not a panel type quilter either so I love that you just chopped it up!!
Vicki J Raub
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.
Love that you cut up the panels
Love how you incorporated the bright colors with the Birdsong fabric. So cheerful!!
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.
I love the modified “puss in the corner” block.
Glad to see your blog again loved the fresh approach to using panels.
I really like your fussy cuts. Thanks for the inspiration.
Deborah A Keno
I like how you used the panel to create United Colors. Gives me inspiration to try something different
Really liked the way you cut up the panels. Gives me so much more to think about
Very interesting use of the panel and I really like Birdsong used with all the other colors.
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,
I never allow myself the freedom to cut up a panel. Great idea!
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!
Really interesting use of a panel!
Love your addition of coordinating solids, makes for a very interesting quilt.
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.
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!
Love your process for using the panel. WoulD have never occured to me. Thank you for the inspiration!
So happy you’re back!
Love when panels & blocks get sub cut.
Thanks for sharing.
Love the cut up panel idea. Very inspiring.
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.
LOVE what you did with Pat’s panel!! Great pattern for that line of fabric
Thank you for this chance to win. Love the birds and the way you have featured them in the quilt.
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.
Love what you did with the panels!
Never thought of cutting the panel up smaller. Great idea.
Nice to see you back on your blog; dang Day Job , but you can do it !!
I like fussy cutting for centers. I love how you can get a different look. Thanks for the inspiration
Love the options these fabrics have for fussy cutting! They are so fun!
Glad to see you back to blogging, too!
The birds look lovely highlighted this way. Great idea.
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!
An interesting spin for using a panel. Very fun and summery!
You found a great way to use all the patterned fabrics in Pat’s line. What a fun quilt!
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.
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
I like it
I just love this line of fabric. I plan to do the sew along with Pat later this month.
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.
You really did make it your own! I want to continue following you and your innovative work! It gives life to the panel!
Patricia J Zentz
I like your quilt and gives me inspiration to do something similar with big prints
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.
I had to chuckle as one of the fussy cut blocks looks, from far away, like a cat face.
Thanks for sharing this!
I love that you used the panel in a different way, thinking outside the box. I like that.
I do love that panel.
Love your quilt. Need to fussy cut a panel!
Would not have thought to cut the panel into small pieces but I really do like it. Opens up lots more possibilities.
I’m never sure what to do with panels, thank you for your ideas. I won’t be afraid to cut it.
Glad you’re back! What a great & different way to use this lovely line.
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!
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!
That’s very different from the others I saw but I live ir! So creative and a fun way to use the fabric!
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!
I love your idea for the Bird Song panel & matching blocks
Great way to use a panel!
Love this line and the quilt pattern. I’m getting a bit of a Swedish vibe from this fabric.
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
J A Valko
I like your treatment of the panel fabrics. Very creative!
I like the way you chose to use the panel. Gives me new ideas on what to do with them. Thanks!
Really like what you did with the panel.
Welcome back! Your Birdsong quilt is very unique. Nice way to use panels.
So glad you are back. Love the way you worked with the panel
Love the inspiration to cut up the panel into smaller segments!
What a creative way to incorporate Pat Sloan’s Bird Song panels & coordinating fabrics into this colorful quilt!
The way you featured the panel parts really showcases them!
I love your quilt done with Bird Song!
I like your use of the panel
Mary Anne Jackson
I really like the cut up panel design
I loved looking at all of your quilt creations…truly wonderful designs!
Hi really like how you thought out of the box.
Very cute. I recently did a little fussy cutting myself.
What a fun way to use Pat’s fabric! I saw your quilt hanging at the Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show last weekend!
Your quilt is lovely. Thank you!
You are so creative!
Glad to have found you. Cant wait to explore your blog and all its inspiration.
great inspiration. thank you for taking part in this fabulous tour.
I love how you used the panel for your quilt!
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
I love your mix and match with solids
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.
Your quilt is beautiful in Birdsong!
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
Checked different sights to give me inspiration! Oh my now to decide. Great job on all
I loved your idea of cutting up the panel. You have such great ideas!
They saved the best for last! Been a silent fan! Love the fabric and how you used it
Love your design!
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.
I love when someone’s designs take a completely different direction and come up with something so creative and cool! Wonderful inspiration!
Wow Scott! Your “unceremonious chop” is my version of courage & look at your wonderful results! I like your use of color!
Great idea for a quilt!
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.
What a fun way to use the panel!
What a fabulous idea with this fabric.
I love your fussy cut birds. I’m using the blue panel to make Pat’s Nature Walk quilt.
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.
I love the way you fussy cut from the panels. What a great pattern!
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!
It’s been fun seeing what everyone is making with Pat’s new line!
I love these fabrics and love the way you fussy cut the panel. Thanks for the idea!
Love your stripey quilt.
Carol C Thomas
Love Pat’s fabric collection. Love the panel and your quilt inspiration.
That’s a very interesting way to use a panel. It gives me ideas for using other panels in interesting ways.
boldy cutting is great, sometimes you just have to jump in and go.
I just love Pat’s bird song fabric so many different ideas to do with this fabric.
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.
Love your ideas and the Birdsong Fabric!
It was pretty clever how you cut up the panel and fussy cut the birds!
Great vibe in your design and color placement.
Love to make pillow cases with Bird Song and a nightgown~
I love what you’ve done with the panel!
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!
What a clever way to use a panel! Bravo
Love your idea of cutting into a panel. I hope you have continued healing with your eye.
Loved the way you fussy-cut the birds and the colors together are super
Welcome back to blogging. Fussy cutting the birds from the panel worked. Hope all your retina issues are in the past.
Welcome back to blogging. Glad to hear you have gotten over your retina issue. Love what you did with Pat’s new line!
Love your quilt and cutting up the panel Genius!!
Pam in NC
Thanks for being brave and cutting up the panel! Love the sample! Best wishes for your eye and employment concerns.
You are very creative! I would have never thought to cut up the panel to work it that way into a quilt!
Mary Kay Relich
What an interesting quilt! Love it!
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.
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!
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.
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!
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
I never would have thought to cut up a panel like that. It turned out great!
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.
So fun and creative!
Way to do you! I like the effect of the panel used with the solids: the result looks like lots of tiny flags.
Your use of the panel is sew creative and definitely something to try! Thanks sew much for sharing!
Gloria L Tesdell
Thank you for sharing. Looks so very nice.
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.
Your fussy cutting of the panel reminded me that its ok to think creatively and be brave with my fabric.
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!
I like your use of the panel. I saw you with Anna from quilt roadies too!
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.
Love your use of the solids with the bird song panel. Great use of colors.
Very unique way to use the panel. I like your flags-esp. the ones with fussy cut birds.
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.
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.
Your quilt is VERY nice! Thanks for the chance to win a layer cake.
Love your site! Thank you for letting me see your creativity!
Great inspiration cutting up the panel.
I love your pattern with the choices of fabric that you choise
Great idea, cutting up the panel. The bird shine in your quilt.
As usual you do something unique. I would never think to cut up a panel. What you did is so beautiful and interesting.
I love what you have done with Pats fabric …. you have a lot of wonderful ideas . I hope I win
I love seeing how different each quilter has come up with such unique creations, yours included. I wish I could create like you do.
Quite creative I would not have thought about doing that with the fabric but it is very nice.
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!
Love knowing we all change plans.Great choice!
Love seeing all the very different uses of same fabric
Brilliant block and layout! Thanks for the great idea!!
Love what you did with the panel. I had two retinal detachments so I know how you feel. It does get better.
What a great way to use up bits and pieces of Pat’s fabrics. Thanks for sharing your pattern.
Glad you are overcoming your health problems. Will look for your blog postings in the future.
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.
Love your quilt and fun ideas – thanks for sharing!
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.
Such a clever way to use a panel!! Your imagination and Pat’s fabrics — great combo!!
I happened to be at a quilt shop in Issaquah one day and you were there! I knew you were someone special.
Thanks for your idea, and also the giveaway.
So glad you are back! None of it is eas but you are so inspirational! Love Pats’ fabrics and your ideas!
I am not much of a panel person either but love your idea. Glad you are feeling better
I enjoyed seeing the use of panel. Pat is amazing
Gosh I remember the seventies! Great use of Pat’s fabric, I think I prefer the blue birds too
Love your pattern.
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!
Wow! That is am interesting and kind of fun way to use Pat’s fabric.
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.
Carolyn in Tucson, Arizona, USA
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.
Interesting to cut up panel. Loved it.
I liked your fresh take on using panels, very creative. I am not a panel person either, but enjoyed your approach.
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!
So nice to meet you!
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.
Interesting, I never thought of cutting a panel up before. Will start looking at them a different way now.
I like that you showed another way to use the panel. Thanks
Thanks for the chance to win. Love the idea of cutting up the panel, would not have thought of it!!!
Interesting variation on using the panels. I need more ideas like that.
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!
I like how you used the panels in your quilt.
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.
Welcome back. Those solids look so nice with the Bird Song fabric. Such fun.
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!
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!
I love Birdsong and how you use it. I plan on making a baby quilt
Love the amazing work all Pat’s friends have done The creativity and inspiration!
I love out of the box ideas! I’ll be looking at panels in a whole new light from here on out! Thanks, Scott!
Thanks for the inspiration! You’ve come up with a wonderful design using Pat’s beautiful fabrics.
Nice to see a post again. although I have been enjoying your IG posts, Great use of the fabric. Your Bounce pattern looks interesting.
Thanks for sharing your use of Pat’s panel!
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 .
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.
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!
Hi, your quilt is very unique in design, I like it,totally different!
Thanks for being part of Pat’s Bird Song Tour!
Love your design! Hang in there! We’ll get through this!
Wow! Beautiful fabric!
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.
I like what you did with the panel. I never know what to do with panels either.
Love your quilt and clever use of a panel!
I also like what you did with the panel. Thank you!
Linda E Mahoney
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!
Like the idea of cutting up the panel and creating a new quilt. I never know what to do with panels. Very nice!
What a lovely line of fabrics and I like how you cut the panel to create your own design. Wowzer!!
Thanks for showing a new (to me) way to use panels. I love your quilt and fabric choices.
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!!
Your quilt looks great. Cool idea to cut up the panel and use it how you did.
Hi, we always need to see different ways of using panels! Love it!
I love cutting up the panels because I’m not fond of using them. But I love the idea of fussy cutting them.
Love what you did with the panel. Great idea. It came out wonderful.
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.
Love your plan to use the panel in that way. Very creative ! Keep calm, quilt on.
Love Pat’s new Bird Song. Love how you fussy cut the panel! Welcome back to blog-land.
Freedom to cut fabric panels, thanks for showing you can use a panel differently than as whole focus piece. Like what you did.
Love your quilt and glad you are feeling better.
Love this beautiful fabric line.
Thank you for your blog. Quite fitting that your last blog and newest blog are both about Pat Sloan – so sweet! Great fussy cutting!
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.
Thank you for sharing your beautiful quilt. I love the way you cut up the panel to highlight certain items.
Welcome back to blogging! Great use of the panel.
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
I love this quilt and the fabrics, such soft, lovely colors.
It turned out beautifully… this fabric collection is my favourite of hers. Looking forward to seeing more inspiring blog posts from you!
Very interesting use of the panel.
Participating in the tour has opened my eyes to all the different patterns, ideas, color combinations and the ever present beauty of quilts.
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!
I love that you cut the panel up as I am not a panel sort of person either and gives me ideas! Thank you.
Wow!! So much to see 🙂 beautiful fabric and the quilts are awesome
The blocks remind me of happy little flags. You’ve given me a great idea for my next garden banner.
Your quilt looks great!! Thank you for showing that you don’t have to stay “inside the lines” when using a panel.
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.
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!
I think you’re the first to mix both color ranges – I like it!!
I love this fabric line.
What an awesome use of Pat’s fabric!!
The use if the horizontal strips really showcases the bits of the panel giving a nice flow to the quilt pattern.
I really like the fussy cutting. The bird in corner is great.
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
Great use of fabric.
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!!!
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.
I love how you cut up the panel to highlight the birds!
Welcome Back! Love your use of “chopping” up the panels. Pat Sloan’s bird song is amazing! Love your patterns!
I enjoy seeing all the different ideas. Love this fabric line.
Love what you did with the Birdsong fabric! Thank you!
Cool locks made with the panel. Thanks for sharing?
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”!
Deborah M Kloss
What a great use of a panel! Your quilt is wonderful and happy….thanks for sharing!
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.
I am amazed how you come up with an idea that highlights the fabric and is simple.
Great encouragement to see and treat a panel in an unconventional way! Love it. Thanks for your part in the Bird Song tour, Scott.
I absolutely love the blue colorway! It would go great in my Florida coastal home!! Thanks for sharing.
Thanks for sharing Pat’s panels with your fabric. They look terrific together!!!
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!
Thank you for a different spin on using a panel!
Loving the fabric and all the creativity of the designers on the tour!
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.
What a different way to use a panel
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.
Great way to use a panel and fussy cut!
Thank you for a different view of how to use a panel.
Such creativity, love it!!
Cool idea. Reminds me of the flag of the USA.
Love your creativity!
Jean LC Balliro
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.
All of the designers including yourself have amazing ideas and unique ways of using the Birs Song fabric. Thanks.
I love the pattern and the blue isn’t favorite .
Blue is my favorite !
I love the fussy cut birds. It reminds me of a meadow full of singing and flying birds.
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!
I like how you fussy cut the panel and put it into your blocks. Thanks for sharing.
Love your pattern unique. Look forward to following a new to me blogger.
What a creative idea with the Birdsong fabric.
I love your pattern & layout — Each block looks like a little birdy flag!
I like how you fussy cut the material. Very nice.
I love how you used your panel it’s so creative.
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!
Mary Jo Zalaznik
Love your creativity with the panel. Thank you for the inspiration.
I would never have thought to cut up the panel like that. Very unique.
Different way to use a panel for sure–turned out well with those fabrics!
Love how you cut apart the panel and used the pieces as focal points
I love your quilt. I would like to make one like it.
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.
Thanks for creating this unique setting of Pat Sloan’s Bird Song fabric. Hope to see your finished quilt soon!
Hi I loved what you did with the panel in your quilt thanks for the ideasl I love the Birdsong fabric line too
Crystal A Conrad-Kauffman
Love it! glad you are still here and creating XO
Thanks for being on Pat’s tour this year and the clever use of the panels!
I love your fussy cuts, and the scrappy feel of your quilt. It’s a great way to use the birdsong fabrics.
Very pretty idea about the fabric and the panel.
Great idea for doing something new and different with the panel!
Tiffanee Goins Noack
You did an AWESOME job with Pat’s Birdsong and HAPPY to see you back at it again…
Another great and unusual take on Pat’s Birdsong! And that’s all good. Best wishes for good health.
I Love Pats Birdsong fabric & I Love the fussie cuts & the way you worked with it
Linda J McHenry
Happy to see your ideas to wrap up the tour. Thanks!
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.
Elise A Parnes
You are so brave to cut up a panel! Original!
I love a good fussy cut! What a fun pattern! Intrigued by Bounce as well.
Love how you give us options for using the panels. Love it! Thanks Scott 🙂
I like the uniqueness of your project.
Enjoyed your quilt. Great idea
Thank you for being on the Bird Song tour. I have been introduced to so many interesting designers including you on this tour.
Love how you fussy cut. I am beginning to do this with a quilt I’m making. Thank you.
Beautiful quilt! I love it & I love Pat’s Bird Song Fabrics! I can’t wait to make something with it!
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!
I definitely would cut the panel up and make something or several things from it. I love this Birdsong fabric is so pretty
My name is Jean Ridley.
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!
I would cut the panel and make project bags with the pieces.
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
Such great ideas! Thanks for sharing!
Love your use of the fabrics and incorporating a few othr fabrics.
Your design is very different using Pat’s Bird Song fabric. It is amazing what you designers come up with.
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
What a unique use of the birdsong fabric! Happy you are recovering and improving both physically and emotionally. Never give up.
I love how you fussy cut the fabric.
That was a really good idea to fussy cut the fabric I love that. Thank You for the opportunity! Barb
Love your quilt of flags!!! Super cute!!!
I like how you featured the birds in the blocks. What a unique quilt!
Such a unique look for the fabrics, love how you put them together.
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.
I love to do fussy cutting in my pieces. I liked all the different ways you used the birdsong fabric.
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.
Such a unique use of the fabric line. I would never have thought to do something like this. So creative!
Love your creative project. Love this tour❤️
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.
So many unique & creative use of Pat’s Bird Song fabric. Enjoyed this tour & can’t wait to dig in
Adorable pattern!! Welcome back to blogging!
Great use of Pat’s fabrics….. love them
Diane Miller Flood
Love your design for the quilt
I loved this Bird Song tour and seeing all of your creations!!
creative interpretation! Love quilting “outside the box”.
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.
Beautiful quilt! Panels can be difficult to use sometimes so cutting out the birds and flowers was the answer. Thank you!
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.
Wonderful idea to fussy cut the birds. Thanks for the inspiration.
So sorry they’re making you go back into
the office. My daughter feels the same way.. loved that you cut into the panel.
Diana (Dee) Morrison
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
The creativity just keeps coming – great job!
Your layout was very interesting and unique using the panels in the flag. Thanks for sharing your concept.
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.
Love how you cut up the panel. I am not much of a panel user either. Very creative.
Love Pat’s new fabric line. I don’t usually use panels either, but I like how you fussy cut these.
Unique! Love it. Thanks.
I may to too late, but will comment anyhow! Love this new fabric line!
The fabric still looks good. I like your design.
Hope I’m not too late. I like the mini flag idea. Isn’t her fabric great .
An innovative way to use a panel. Gives me a new perspective on how to use panels.
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?”
Wow! What a creative way to use the collection!
It took me forever to find where you posted Pat’s fabric. I loved the pictures.
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
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.
The quilt is great.
Always nice to see new ideas.
Karen St Clair
Thanks for sharing your idea for a quilt. I’m likely to copy what you did.
I would never have imagined your flag quilt, it’s amazing!
I love the different perspectives of the birds. Beautiful!
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.
Amazing how different everyone’s interpretation is. I am in awe!!
I really like the blue panel. The fabrics you have are just so pretty. Thanks much for what you do.
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.
Thank you for showing your process. I like the fabric colors you chose for your blocks.
I love your design for the fussy cut birds! Thanks so much for giving us a chance to win!!
What a great quilt. You have a great imagination
What a creative use of solids and Pat’s fabrics and including lots of the birds.
I enjoyed seeing the tonal / solid fabrics you added to complement all the busy-ness of the prints.
I love your creativity in cutting up the panel. I would be so afraid to do that. Love your project!
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.
So original! How fun!
Love the fussy cut fabric and the scrappy look of the quilt!
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
Ooh I think Birdsong will look great in the Bounce pattern, or the other way around Bounce will look great in the Birdsong fabric.
Just got my bird song panels – can’t wait to try
I love how you put the birds in the corners of the flags.
I love what you did with Pat’s Bird Song Fabric! Very creative!
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!
Lovely quilt. I like the fussy cut blocks very much
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!!
Hello! I love your Bird Song quilt. I’d really like to know the name of the “solidish” fabrics you used, specifically the blue one in the center. Can you let us know? Thanks!
I liked how you fussy cut the birds. They are beautiful with your “solidish” fabrics.កីឡាបាល់ទាត់ អនឡាញ