There are lots of ways to use this pattern. On the cover, I've shown them on mini-quilts. But think outside the box and use them on different things. Dishtowels,
valances, the top of a cardboard oval box, a drawstring bag, a book cover - now you think of some!
The embellishment possibilities are endless. I used buttons and lace. I made Grandpa's bow tie from a small piece of twill tape. All the fabrics I used were scraps of home dec and upholstery fabric. I straight stitched around each piece, twice. But you could use any stitch you like or method.
The pattern is simple, the variations endless.
Have fun with this - and I'd love to see what you do with The Bird Family!
If you make any members of the Bird Family, please post the pictures here on Craftsy - I'd love to see them :) Karen
I'm fascinated with all things textile. I sew, quilt, felt, embroider, knit, crochet - almost everything except tatting, which I don't know how to do. I also love to design! I'm married to the best ...
I'm fascinated with all things textile. I sew, quilt, felt, embroider, knit, crochet - almost everything except tatting, which I don't know how to do. I also love to design! I'm married to the best husband in the world, and together we have 7 children, and 18 grandchildren.
I was born sewing. Pretty much, I started sewing my own clothes when I was 9 yrs old, and now I'm over 50. Then I started designing, and writing quilt patterns. I have published one Quilt Book called Log Cabin Quilts: A Brand New Story by Karen Murphy. You can still buy it on Amazon. Yes, Karen Murphy. As soon as it was published, I got married! So much for all that name recognition! We live in Joplin, MO, where thankfully, the tornado of May 2011 missed us. I also have a job (I still work at home though) as Editor of The Quilt Pattern Magazine. It's online (we save trees) and focus on Quilt Patterns! I love all my work, and could happily give up all housecleaning and cooking in order to keep working. Some might say that I have. They might be right. But I do try to keep the dust bunnies corralled as best I can.