What a difference a week makes! Last weekend, we endured a blizzard that dropped 16 inches of snow and yesterday it was 70 and sunny!
The birds are chirping–heck, I’m chirping!! Woo hoo! Tweet-tweet!
Let’s quilt a Silly Bird to celebrate Spring!
Follow along with a pen and notebook. Doodle each step shown here, then add your own variations to create YOUR Silly Bird.
THE SILLY BIRD MACHINE QUILTING TUTORIAL
Start by stitching the foot, and then add a straight line leg.
Add a large oval.
Stitch three semi-circles.
Add a triangle-ish shape to create the tail feathers.
Closely echo stitch to the top of the oval. Use slow stitching technique to create a curved line with small eyelashes. For a simpler eye, add a spiral.
Add a few head feathers for embellishment.
Closely echo stitch the from of the oval then add a small triangle beak.
Add decorative elements to the body.
How silly is that?
This is a great bird formula (I was going to say “recipe“–but that seemed disrespectful?!)
Use it to create variations by changing the length of the legs, the shape of the body and the embellishments to create YOUR own Silly Bird!
Be sure to check out Jennifer Thomas of Curlicue Creations on the Spring Clean Blog Hop today!
Skylark Lori (or perhaps, more fitting-Lori the Loon!?)
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