Monday, March 1, 2010

It's a... bird?

How do we know the dog is lazy? We don't, so I decided to draw attention to his lackadaisical attitude by setting a little bird right next to him.

You all know I don't use commercial patterns. If I get an idea, I draw it out, or see a block somewhere, figure out how it's constructed, and go from there. That's what I did here.

The state bird of NH is the Purple Finch, and that was my inspiration for this fellow. This little bird block is harder than it looks (if you try to free piece it). The legs are long, but I'll trim them down when I set the block in the quilt top.


Joyce said...

You did a wonderful job on this bird! I love all the fabrics esp the background. It's way more fun to create a pattern like this than to go out and buy one and when it's done, it's one of a kind.

Susan R said...

Lynn - perfect fabric choices!!


Jeanne said...

I love this bird. It is just wonderful and I love the way it looks. For some unknown reason it makes me think of the beach. Anyway I have thought about the quilt we talked about but I will call you for I have another idea and I can't write it out. Sorry folks, you will have to wait to see what this quilt for me will be like. Love your Mama Jeanne xxxx