Remember the little "procrastination bird" that I made before Christmas? Well, a couple days ago I was finally able to mail off a project that I have been working on with a January 3 deadline. (More about that later) So I went back to my bird thought and tried out some of my ideas. Improvements to the prototype include edge finish on the wings, the way I attach the wings and most important to me, a better beak design.
You will notice that these three birds have three different sized beaks. It was a "too small, too big, and ah, just right" experiment, though I don't really dislike any of them. Picking the fabrics is the best part.
I LOVEd the 1st one and LOVE LOVE LOVE the 3 together... I was kinda wondering if you'd be willing to share the "how to" with us? Pretty Please?????ReplyDelete
Happy New Year!
You amaze me! When did you have time to work on these? Bring them on Friday.ReplyDelete
But all birds have different sized beaks, and different shapes, etc, depending on what they eat. All of yours are great: I suppose my favorite might be the one on the right, but then I really, really like them all! You are too hard on yourself!ReplyDelete
Totally love the birds. The only time you should have had to work on them has to be in the wee hours of the morning before you go to bed.ReplyDelete
Youe four little birds make a lovely mixed flock. How large are they? I cannot id any of the fabrics for size help, I'm guessing four or five inches, eh? Good work.ReplyDelete
I'd love to buy a pattern for making birds. They are so neat. I want to make one, too.ReplyDelete
How do you do all that you do -- entertain family, play with Sophia, work on your new house, and make quilts? Now, birds?
Oh..I would love a pattern too! or a tutorial or both! Those are just the totally coolest birds!ReplyDelete
What are you using for the legs/feet?
These would make fabulous valentines for some of my senior shut-in relatives and friends. Any chance you'd consider posting a bird-making tutorial before February 14? My 93-y-o bird-loving grandmother would LOVE one.ReplyDelete
These birds are so beautiful - I too would love a pattern. Soon, there will be birds flying in every quilters house!ReplyDelete
I love how you photographed your flock - with the feeders and birdhouse in the background. They make me smile.ReplyDelete
I wouldn't worry too much about the beak size. Each of them has its own distinct character. I love 'em all.ReplyDelete
put me on the list for a pattern too. are you publishing one? MaggieReplyDelete
Me too - I have friends that hate birds on quilts but how could anyone hate these treasures.ReplyDelete
Me too! I love these birds. They all have such personality!ReplyDelete
happy New year Terry, may it be wonderful. this little flock is delightful!ReplyDelete