Saturday, May 9, 2009

bird block, bird pattern

So when I got Sunnynole's fabric for sc3, I knew I wanted to make a bird block. I didn't see any patterns on the internet that I liked and I still don't have EQ6 on my new computer, so I was a little stumped. I decided to make my own pattern. I figured that all patterns are made by someone, so I should be able to figure it out....right?

Kinda. She sent a little piece of Park Slope fabric with birds on it, so I used those birds as the inspiration. I drew a bird, and then tried to figure out how to chop it up. Where the tail meets the bum is a little wonky and it has no legs or eyes. It reminds me of the birds that I see downtown who are a little bit rough from living the hard life.

block for SunnyNole :: sc3-may

If anyone wants to make a legless, eyeless bird then it is your lucky day! Here is a pattern for you. I also made a .pdf for easy printing, but don't have a place to host it. I can email it to anyone who wants it, though. My bird block was a little over 4" square.

sunny bird pattern


3 comments:

Libby said...

Super cute - I think it's a total success. Designing paper piecing patterns is a skill I'm always impressed by!

Dionne said...

Wow, that's awesome! I've never done any paper piecing, but it looks GREAT!
Cheers,
Dionne

whylime said...

Thats so cute! could you email it to me? I've never tried paper piecing, but I love the concept.
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