July 1, 2014

Backyard Birds

Filed Under Patterns, Prizes 

I love everything from the Piece O’ Cake gals Becky Goldsmith and Linda Jenkins. This month, with many thanks to C&T Publishing, we have their cheery collection of 12 bird blocks presented in an expanded pattern format, Backyard Birds.

You can mix and match these blocks, sew four of them into a 39″ x 39″ project, or put them all together for a 52″ x 65″ quilt with appliqué borders. The packet includes full-size patterns and a 16-page booklet with complete instructions.

I myself employ a patched background on occasion, but these designers are fearless masters at it. Add their delightful sense of color, you’ve got winners every time IMO.

If you’d like to win this expanded pattern, please enter the drawing by leaving a comment here on this blog post before 7:00 p.m. California time on Saturday, July 5. Open to U.S. mailing addresses only, and replies to an email subscription won’t enter.

Good luck everyone!

By Kay Mackenzie


45 Responses to “Backyard Birds”

  1. Susan on July 1st, 2014 5:37 am

    I learned to applique by watching video’s made by Becky Goldsmith of Piece O Cake Designs and POCD are still at the top of my list of designers. I would be thrilled to win this book!

  2. Betsy on July 1st, 2014 6:33 am

    Kay I have searched for this book everywhere. I would so love to win!

  3. Dawn H on July 1st, 2014 7:02 am

    I’m an avid bird watcher so this pattern really appeals to me.

  4. Shari on July 1st, 2014 8:10 am

    I love the Piece O Cake gals too as well as an avid bird watcher! Thanks for the giveaway!

  5. Mrs. Plum on July 1st, 2014 8:28 am

    Great birds! Would love to win the book to make a little quilt for my mother-in-law.

  6. DebrafromMD on July 1st, 2014 8:38 am

    Oh, this is darling. I would love to make this design.

  7. Ellen on July 1st, 2014 9:37 am

    What wonderful blocks and so unique.

  8. Patti on July 1st, 2014 9:41 am

    I love needle turn applique and birds. I think Becky Goldsmith is a wonderful designer. I would be so excited to win this book.

  9. Debbie St.Germain on July 1st, 2014 9:44 am

    I do enjoy their videos, they are easy to follow and understand. The new pattern is so fun, have had my eyes on it. Love how you can use them as single blocks for small quilts or pillows or make it into a larger quilt.


  10. BillieBee on July 1st, 2014 10:04 am

    Love those birds…count me in.

  11. Cynthia Knapp on July 1st, 2014 10:12 am

    I love feeding and watching wild birds. This is a lovely pattern. Thank you so much for sharing with us.

  12. Rhonda Casey on July 1st, 2014 10:36 am

    Love those birds! Thanks for the contest.

  13. Janis Rink on July 1st, 2014 11:01 am

    This is the perfect little project for summer time.
    Thank you for the opportunity.

  14. Barbara Kelly on July 1st, 2014 11:28 am

    I would really, really love to win this pattern. I also love Piece O Cake patterns..

  15. Nita on July 1st, 2014 11:50 am

    Hi! Looks like fun! I am in Canada but if am lucky enough to win, it can be sent to a friend in the US. Thanks!

  16. Kathy Pennell on July 1st, 2014 12:24 pm

    I love birds! POC designs are always so lively. thanks for the chance to win!

  17. Dee on July 1st, 2014 12:35 pm

    I do so love anything birds. I would be most appreciative of this prize

  18. Bonnie L. on July 1st, 2014 1:02 pm

    The pattern is wonderful and brings fabric and nature together beautifully. I would welcome the opportunity to create this one!
    Thanks so much….

  19. Brenda C. on July 1st, 2014 1:09 pm

    These ladies never fail to come through with great designs. Thanks for the review.

  20. Lori Ginsberg on July 1st, 2014 1:09 pm

    I love Piece O Cake designs so much. These birds are absolutely adorable. I would love this book. Thanks for the chance to win.

  21. Anita Kroll on July 1st, 2014 1:24 pm

    Would love to have this as I love birds. Thanks for the chance of obtaining this.

  22. Mary Ann on July 1st, 2014 1:35 pm

    Thanks for the chance at this wonderful giveaway.

  23. Margaret Schindler on July 1st, 2014 1:44 pm

    I too love Piece of Cake. They are so inspiring. I would love to have this Thanks for sharing

  24. Debbierhodes on July 1st, 2014 2:07 pm

    Their books are wonderful. One of these days I am going to get brave and do their Santa clause quilt

  25. Shirley on July 1st, 2014 2:17 pm

    What possibilities this book can have. Can only imagine beautiful quilts. Thank you for the opportunity to win.

  26. Martha Sanchez on July 1st, 2014 2:34 pm

    I also love the colors that Becky and Linda use for these happy applique quilts. If I don’t win I’ll buy this book. Love it!!!
    Thank you.
    Martha from Tellico Plains, TN

  27. Helen Lebrett on July 1st, 2014 2:58 pm

    I’m a huge fan of Piece o Cake. I even got to take a class from Becky in Sacramento about 10 years ago. They are great designers!! Hugs, H in Healdsburg

  28. Susan Green on July 1st, 2014 3:07 pm

    I’d love to win this book. I learned to applique using their books and videos.

  29. Gale S. on July 1st, 2014 3:47 pm

    I’ve always been a fan of Becky and Linda’s work. Would love to win this pattern set!

  30. Dot on July 1st, 2014 4:04 pm

    Their pieced backgrounds, and bright prints are so fresh and pretty. I love the larger scale prints they’ve used. Thanks for the chance to win.

  31. Janet on July 1st, 2014 6:07 pm

    My fingers are crossed tightly that I might win this wonderful book. Having gone through some very ill days recently I spend hours on my front porch watching watching the little beauties at my feeders and want the opportunity to recreate them for inside my house as well for the days to come when they migrate South again!

  32. Lee on July 2nd, 2014 2:20 am

    My daughter and I are bird watchers! How lovely! thank you for the giveaway!

  33. Kim on July 2nd, 2014 3:49 am

    I love the way they use pieced backgrounds and bright colors.

  34. Eileen Keane on July 2nd, 2014 5:08 am

    I’ve loved POC designs ever since I took a class from Becky at my LQS. Such a personable and gifted lady!
    I’ve used their pieced background technique in a couple of other designers’ quilts as well.

  35. Rose on July 2nd, 2014 7:00 am

    Love these blocks! I would make a quilt and matching pillow shams for my guest room. Hope I win.

  36. Cory on July 2nd, 2014 7:39 am

    These birds are adorable and I would love to win the book. Thank you for the chance to win. Take care and God bless, Cory

  37. Linda on July 2nd, 2014 1:01 pm

    I love this pattern booklet. The pieced background is awesome. Happy Fourth!

  38. Betty Woodlee on July 2nd, 2014 7:39 pm

    I would love to win Backyard Birds patterns. Thank you for the chance to win.

  39. Pat on July 2nd, 2014 8:11 pm

    Hand applique is my first love so this is right up my alley. Love the birds, too! Thanks for the giveaway!!

  40. Deborah on July 3rd, 2014 5:20 am

    would love to meet a copy of this book! I love these ladies as well and there Birds… Thank you for the opportunity!

  41. Michelle Klingaman on July 3rd, 2014 7:11 am

    Winning a copy of this book would be fabulous. Love the designs. I have others by these ladies…they are wonderful!

  42. Lorraine on July 3rd, 2014 10:13 am

    What fun!! Love the pieced backgrounds!

  43. Patty W on July 4th, 2014 7:39 am

    What a cheerful, happy quilt! Thanks for the opportunity to win this pattern.

  44. Sue on July 4th, 2014 1:11 pm

    I love this pattern! And I really appreciate that they give us full size patterns to work with. If I don’t win then I will buy this!

  45. Cindy Ferrell on July 5th, 2014 6:39 pm

    Oh my, how adorable!