Wednesday, December 5, 2018


I was looking through my pictures the other day and something stood out. I'll let you figure it out.

The smiles tell only part of the story, but they are my favorite part. 

It is so easy to forget how many students I have had over the years. These pictures are the students who took the Liberated Birds class. I've sold a lot of tutorials all over the world, and regularly receive photos of bird quilts in quilt shows all over. Last month I received a photo of a bird quilt in a quilt show in Auckland New Zealand. I heard there were three Lynne Tyler bird quilts in a show in Farmington CT recently. I've heard from quilt guilds who've made bird quilts as donation quilts and as raffle quilts. 

The birds are fun and very forgiving. Skinny legs, thick legs, long beaks, big beaks, short beaks, fat birds, short birds, big birds and little birds, almost any variation yields success.

It's humbling is what it is. And it's wonderful.

If you would like to make your own birds, go to my Etsy shop. The tutorial is an instant download so you can get started right away.


Alcea Rosea 31 said...

Most of the birds are looking in the same direction. Could that be what you noticed? It was the first thing that struck me.

rondiquilts said...

Love those smiles, everyone is so happy. You can feel the energy and exuberance. I love this post. Perfect time of year for you to be sharing good cheer!


Quiltdivajulie said...

Yup - the smiles are IT. And that happens in the classes I teach for your Liberated Birds, too. The world needs more birds so there will be MORE smiles!

QuiltSwissy said...

Yes, yes, yes! Do it. Get the bird quilt tutorial and make a bird quilt of your own...….everyone! I LOVE mine!

Ann said...

You are a quintessential teacher, Lynne.

Mickey's Musings said...

My guess would be all the birds and one Millie the cat ;)
Nancy and the kitties