Free Pattern - Consider the Lilies Pattern 5

Before we get to the next pattern in the free block of the month design, let's announce some winners of my pattern giveaways!

Trusty chose the following three winners:

No 14
sue niven said...
Love the Fan heart and charm quilt.

No 93

 Linnie Quilts said...
Please enter me in your drawing. I love the pattern Fan Hearts and Charms ... it would be PERFECT for our new home. We're retiring and recently purchased a home for our retirement years ... after many years of hard work we're finally achieving our dream ... can't wait to spend my free time quilting! Thanks and loved your column on Stash Management ... one of my daily blog stops ;-)

No 84

Cecilia said...
I love your Hearts and Braid table runner. Thanks for showing all of your projects. They were beautiful.

Patterns have been sent off to Sue and Linnie.  Cecilia, as you are a "no reply blogger", I can't contact you, so please e-mail me.  You have until midday (Aust EST) on Wednesday 18th to contact me.

Congratulations to the winners and thank you so much to all those who entered the giveaway and left me those beautiful comments here and over at Sew we quilt.

Now to Pattern 5 of "Consider the Lilies" - we're almost half way there!

 Can you imagine how much delight I had in sewing this sweet little bird?

As usual, the pattern can be downloaded from my website on the wallhanging page.  I hope you enjoy stitching my little bird.


I have no idea where my week went to last week.  I had a look in the diary to see what I was supposed to do to see if I could remind myself what I might have actually done to fill in my days.  I know I made a batch of sweet orange marmalade, wrote up another pattern, prepared Pattern 5 for you and answered lots of lovely comments.  I suppose that took two or three days.  Then yesterday I cleaned out our campervan ready for a planned holiday visiting national parks, state forests and friends.  Can you see my smile?!!

Another day I spent quite a while setting up a Powerpoint presentation for my husband to use in our church today.  Would you like to see a couple of my photos from the Australian bush that I used?


A Ladybird beetle on Wattle

Fringe Myrtle

Our Australian bush is magical, come August/September/October.  The intricate detail in the flowers is mind boggling to me.

Have a great week ... and I hope to have some stitching to show you next time!



  1. Congratulations to all the lucky winners of your latest give away.

  2. Thank you for the pattern, it really is a beautiful bird.

  3. Love the little birdie applique! Enjoyed the photos of the flowers. Barona looks so sweet and delicate. You have such different plants than we have here. Congragulations to the winners!

  4. Hi Val, I feel really blessed and cannot wait to start making.

  5. Congratulation to the winners. Love photos of native flowers - just beautiful.

  6. Congratulations to the lucky winners! :)
    Val the floral pictures are lovely. I especially love seeing the little ladybird. We are so blessed in our country with our unique flora and fauna. hugs, Sandy.

  7. Lucky winners! Love Block 5 & the little blue bird. The photo with the ladybird on the Wattle is so great. He's even a yellow ladybird rather than the usual red to match. Lovely post. Tracee xx

  8. Congratulations to the winners. The flowers are beautiful - as is your work on the happy little bird.

    Hugs - Marie

  9. Congratulations to the winners! Thank you so much for the next block, the bird is lovely. It is so interesting to see Australian flowers and birds in your posts. They are beautiful.

  10. Congrats to all the winners!

  11. Lucky deserving too.

  12. Congrats to all the winners. Thank you for the latest block pattern - it's adorable. Your photos are amazing!

  13. Congratulations to the winners. Your little bird is gorgeous Val. I love the photo of the ladybird on the wattle! Well spotted. Hugs, Christine

  14. This is a very lovely pattern.
    I love your designs.
    Thanks for sharing.

  15. Love the scripture Val, and the bird to match! A reminder we all need...and reflected in those beautiful photos you took.....just to see what is provided for us is amazing! thanks so much for this beautiful BOM.
    sugary hugs and blessings
    WendyB :O)

  16. Congrats to the winners!!! Val, I LOVE your darling birdie, and I will have so much fun stitching her up, thank you! Your Australian flowers are so gorgeous - I do love looking at flowers! Can't grow them, but I can look.

  17. I love your little bird and I can see that you had a lot of fun sewing it. Too cute!! Congrats to the winners :) Thanks for another fabulous block Val :) hugs Vicki

  18. Congratulations to the winners. Beautiful sewing, gorgeous flowers, Val. I do love your little bird.

  19. Hi, what a beautiful pattern again this time. Love it. Great pictures you used for your powerpoint.

  20. Val, this block is exquisite! I love birds in appliques or stitcheries, and yours is just beautiful - like the wonderful photos of nature you have shared. :-)

  21. Wow, the flowers are gorgeous! You must have a very large house. Is it expensive to live there?



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