I Finally Put a Bird on It

I’ve wanted to make some of these adorable birds for quite some time. So tonight I finally dived in.

I made this first one as a prototype before dinner. it’s always a good idea to test a pattern or technique before getting too far into it. I did make a couple of mistakes on this that I had to pick out. But by the time i was done, the process all made sense.

I used this tutorial to learn how to make these birds.

It cost me $10, but is really worth it. There is lots and lots of detailed instructions with photos. And it includes examples of how you can make your birds different. There are also pages and pages of photos of different birds. I feel pretty confident that in no time I’ll be able to whip out birds without looking at the instructions.

I whipped up four birds tonight. They went together pretty quickly.

I’ve wanted to make a wall hanging for a friend to cover an electrical panel in her bedroom. She has very different taste from mine and isn’t crazy about all the bright colors I use. Plus, she wanted some brown in the wall hanging to tie into her carpet. I’ve really struggled with what to make for her that she’ll like and that I’ll enjoy making. I think these birds might be what I’ve been looking for.

I’m going to make four more facing the opposite direction and then start playing with a layout. As of now I have no idea what this will look like when done.

4 Replies to “I Finally Put a Bird on It”

    1. OMG! This is chaotic enough without adding birds!!! Hahaha! I just put the birds on the design wall so I could take a photo. But it does sort of give me ideas on how to incorporate some birds into a quilt. Hmmm.

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  1. Hi there, I’ve just started following you and have enjoyed your posts immensely! We have similar taste in fabric and design. I also made many many birds by following this lady’s pattern. I called them my flock. So much fun! Gave one quilt to a girlfriend and had so many birds left I’m making one for myself. I hope you enjoy the many bird personalities that you make. They grow on you and I found it to be a creative exercise in looking at fabric differently. All the best and stay well. Linda (Victoria, BC) P.s. Love your dogs!

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    1. thanks so much for reading my blog and for taking the time to comment. I just love bright fabrics. Living in this part of the country can be dreary at times. So it’s nice to introduce as much color to life as we can. I’m also having fun with these birds. Next up is making some facing the other direction, and then maybe some smaller ones. I’m using batiks right now so changing the direction should be easy. I’m hoping my brain can handle it !!!

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