"Yeah, but not as many as you'd think," I replied. "I think there were only four or five."
At which point I tried to find them, but I had a hard time.
So here, dear readers, is how I did it.
Just because I laid out my design that way, doesn't mean I SEWED it that way. Here is proof:
When I got to the bottom third I knew there had to be an easier way than the complex arrangement I originally had, so I broke it down into big pieces and made the big center block (with the upside down birds) first, then added it to the three big pieces next to it. After that it was simple to put the last chunk together and sew it to the rest of the quilt.
You can read more in depth explanation of the process here, when I was actually sewing the flimsy together. I can either SEW, or I can try to remember to stop to take pictures. Usually once I get going I completely forget to take pictures.
Is it hard? Not really. Is it fussy? Damn straight. Is it worth it? Hell yeah.
If you want to make your own unique birds, you can buy the tutorial, Lynne's Liberated Birds, here, in my Etsy shop.