I know that I've said this before, but this could possibly be my favourite pattern yet!
This time, however, its not just because I love the pattern, but the subject of the block also has a special significance for my family.
You see, my Mum and Dad met each other on a remote Scottish island where there is a huge puffin colony. As a result the puffin has always held a special place in their hearts and they passed this love on to their three children.
As you've probably worked out by now, I come from a family of avid birdwatchers. I must admit that as a small girl, I was often bored to tears while the rest of the family peered into their binoculars and I was left searching for a tiny black dot with the bare eye. BUT I never tired of going in search for puffins. I remember lying on my stomach near the edge of tall sea cliffs, searching among the guillemots and other sea birds, eagerly looking for the magical hint of colour which was the giveaway that I had found a puffin in the midst of the huge colonies of birds resting on the rocky cliff ledges. There is something about the beautiful beak and the personality of these birds that really catches the imagination!
My Mum always used to joke that puffins look as if they are flying backwards. If you have ever seen a puffin fly, you will no doubt agree.
I have great plans for this block, but I won't share too many details just incase I spoil any surprises!
The Dutch name for a puffin is papagaaiduiker (isn't that a great word!) it translates literally as parrot diver!
I'm linking in with WIP Wednesday over at Freshly Pieced
Incase you are wondering, this pattern is with the pattern testers already and I'll add it to my Craftsy store as soon as I get their feedback.