Sunday, May 8, 2016

More Birds

I'm preparing for the class at Quilted Threads on Saturday. It's completely full - two rooms full - so I want to be VERY well prepared. Here is a bird I made as a class sample. Can you figure out what's so special about it?

Actually, I made two birds. As you can see I used the same wing fabric for each, but I wanted them to have slightly different personalities.

Have you figured out what's different about them yet?  Here's a clue.


Yes, these are big birds.  Very. Big. Birds. The average bird is about 8 inches square. These are about 28" or 29" square.

I wanted to have BIG BIRDS to hang in the classrooms at Quilted Threads so the students could easily see the details when I pointed out how to make them. It will be much easier for the class to understand what I am talking about when I point to something on a BIG bird than if I was pointing to something tiny. I usually give each student a bird block I made to look at during the class, and have nearby so they know what they should be doing. It's hard when you look at the front, and I have found if they can turn it over and see how it's put together, it's easier to understand.

Happy Mother's Day!


Nancy J said...

what a wonderful idea, and a bird each, it's so much easier when you can see the finished block.Hope your classes go well, as I know they will.Happy Mother's Day to you up North, ours down here is almost over.

diane said...

Great idea making them larger plus having blocks for them to look at up close. You get a thumbs up from for being a super teacher!! Love your birds.

Sandi said...

I think I see a mamma, daddy and baby bird quilt in your future. Maybe a family tree for you soon to be grandchild?

Great idea to supersize the birds!

Ruth said...

I love your birds and your sense of fun!

Mystic Quilter said...

Love these huge birds!

Megan said...

What a hoot to have them so large. Love 'em.

Sydney, Australia

Quiltdivajulie said...

So fun to have been part of this BIG BIRD process! They turned out GREAT!!!

Belinda said...

OH MY!!! Super OUCH!!!!!