A Charm of Hummingbirds

To say I’m on a roll would be pushing it a bit, as it’s taken me all day, on and off, but I’ve made another hummingbird for my niece’s quilt, I love it! I think it’s the most complicated hummingbird pattern I’ve got, but it’s just beautiful!

It’s another pattern off Craftsy, it’s designed by Liz Schwartz & Stephen Seifert, it’s called the Mango Hummingbird. I think it’s meant to be green and purple, but mine’s pink. Isn’t it gorgeous!Hummingbird Quilt

There are over a hundred pieces, so there’s only going to be one of these on the quilt! It went together beautifully, though I did have to concentrate on which colour and which shade. Three of the pink/purple shades were from one batik fabric, I just got selective as to which area I used!DSC_0541

My next big job is removing all the paper from the back, I can’t say I’m looking forward to that as some of the pieces are tiny, I think it will be a needle and artery forceps job!

I had a bit of a play laying the three hummingbirds I’ve made so far on the low volume fabrics, I think it’s going to work! I’ve one more pattern to try of another bigger hummingbird, then I think I’ll make a few of the first two simpler patterns, maybe using lighter shades and a stripy tail for the plainer one. DSC_0544 (2)

Once I’ve got a few hummingbirds made I’ll start setting them in blocks and hopefully pull the quilt together.

About craftycreeky

I live in a busy market town in Yorkshire with my husband, kids, dogs and chickens. I love trying new crafts, rediscovering old ones, gardening, walking...anything creative really I started this blog after my New Year resolution worked so well. My resolution (the first one I've ever kept!) was to post a photograph of my garden on Facebook every day. My hope was that I would then see what was good in the garden and not just weeds and work, which was my tendency. The unexpected side-effect was that I have enjoyed many more hours in the garden. I am hoping that 'The Crafty Creek' will have the same effect. Happy creating!
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14 Responses to A Charm of Hummingbirds

  1. Gorgeous doesn’t begin to describe it! Wow, wow, wow! I’m in awe.

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  2. Lisa at Greenbow says:

    This one looks like a Phoenix Hummingbird. Gorgeous.

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  3. Debbie says:

    Beautiful 😍 gorgeous colour combination 😀

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  4. tialys says:

    Eek! 100 pieces! She must be your very favourite niece.

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  5. katechiconi says:

    It’s fabulous, but I’m not surprised there’s only going to be one!

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  6. Pauline says:

    Wow so beautiful.

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  7. KerryCan says:

    100 pieces?! That’s amazing and the finished product is spectacular! Your niece is going to be blown away!

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  8. Those look fantastic! Great job!!

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  9. kathyreeves says:

    Paper piecing can produce the most amazing detail, and this is a stunning example! I think your use of different section of the same fabrics was masterful, it really makes the curd come alive because of the harmony of the colors. Gogeous!

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  10. This is…incredible! I am completely gobsmacked. Your niece is a lucky gal.

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