You may remember that I severely doubted myself when I designed the Tui block. It just didn't seem to do justice to the bird. I redesigned it numerous times before my husband told me to stop and said that the first version was the best.
Once I saw the block made up by my pattern testers, my doubts began to disappear but I still worried that I wouldn't be able to find the right fabrics for the block. Each day at work, I scanned the fabrics looking for suitable fabrics, but nothing jumped out, so finally I had to look elsewhere.
I was really excited when my fabric order arrived this week and I began to see my version of the Tui appear. It wasn't as bad as I thought!!! In fact, I'm rather pleased with it!
|Don't worry, that's not a stain in my fabric, its yellow washi tape on the papers which are still attached!|
I was on a roll so the next night I moved onto the Kakariki.
|Yup, you guessed it- that's washi tape again!|
- I could use the Kiwi, just the way it is.
- I could do a scrappy version similar to Michelle's. I have a few ideas how to do this in my own style.
- I could make the pattern more elaborate by adding details such as eyes.
- I could design a completely new kiwi block.
I'm linking in with Lee over at Freshly Pieced
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