Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Kokako Pattern Release

Wahoo! Can you believe it?!

I have just published my twelfth New Zealand Native Bird Pattern. 
Its a Kokako.
Ummm... did you notice that I didn't say "twelfth and final NZ bird pattern"?
I ended up designing one more bonus block (which incidentally still needs to be tested by one more tester- any volunteers?)

Again, this is a pattern with lots of teeny tiny pieces. I have taken pity on those who are feint of heart and I have added a "sanity saver". There are two options for piecing both the eye and the beak area, one option is simpler than the other.

Raewyn and Carin tested the block for me. They both did a great job. 

I hadn't thought of creating a sanity saver when I sent them the pattern, so they both got the advanced version!

Here's Carin's block:

And here's Raewyn's
I've said it lots of times before, but I really do love seeing what other people do with my patterns. If you've sewn one of my patterns, I'd love it if you add pictures to my flickr group.

If you would like a copy of the kokako pattern, you can find it in my Craftsy Store.

Before I forget, here's an updated photo of my version of the bird quilt. The fabric has now been ordered for the final few blocks- I can't wait for it to arrive!
(Ug, sorry my picture seems to have gone blurry, sorry about that!)
 
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19 comments :

  1. super cute! Hope the rest of Wednesday was wonderful xx

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  2. Yay! it's a good looking block and the testers did great :) cant wait to see yours all done! x

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  3. How big is the finished block? These patterns look amazing

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  4. Fabulous block, what a great quilt this will be. Would be happy to test a block for you if you still need a volunteer.

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  5. Love how your bird quilt is coming together - gorgeous!

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  6. These patterns are awesome! I think I need to do something similar for my Aussie kids who don't even know what an emu is!

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  7. So cute, I love all of your bird patterns!

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  8. Woah awesome patterns. Such tiny pieces. I love the idea of local bird blocks.

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  9. Love the bright green background print - nice choice. This quilting is coming together nicely:)

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  10. I would happily be a tested for any gorgeous block you make!

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  11. Tester... Not tested. Darn keyboard! ;)

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  12. I continue to be impressed by your talents! Loving these blocks. - Kate

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  13. Wow, that is really impressive! Looking forward to seeing more!

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  14. I'd be happy to be a block tester as well. Love your bird blocks and paper piecing!

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  15. I love Karin's version. And how great to see them (nearly) all there together. Great that you have the two diffrent options for the eye area.

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  16. I discovered your blog just a couple of weeks ago and I'm having so much fun! I would love to test it if you still need a tester.

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