One of the reasons why I prefer free-piecing over traditional patchwork piecing is that I get bored easily. The idea of making any number of identical blocks is enough to make me run screaming from the room. OK, maybe not.
Variety equals interest, creates energy, and makes my heart sing.
Four birds using the same fabrics in the same places, and yet these are four DIFFERENT birds. I think they are much more interesting than four identical birds.
For those of you who keep asking, NO, there will NOT be a pattern for the birds quilt, Flight of Fancy. Never, ever.
HOWEVER... I am working on an extended step-by-step tutorial on making the Birds and it will include all variations (beaks, breasts, bellies, legs) and lots of photographs. It should be ready about the middle of this month, and will be for sale in my Etsy shop (see the sidebar). I'll let you know when it's ready.