As I've said before, I like to start projects and see where they take me. Sometime I have a bit of a rough plan, other times I just jump in with both feet and see where I end up.
When it comes to the NZ Native Bird Patterns, it was definitely a case of jumping in and seeing where I ended up. I certainly never intended to design enough of these blocks to create a quilt, but somehow one pattern led to another one and before I knew it I had designed twelve blocks.
I have sewn four of these blocks so far and I'm beginning to wonder what I should do with them. They were not made with a view to them becoming a single quilt, and as such the fabrics were chosen to suit the birds, with no regard as to whether they go together in a quilt.
So here's my question:
Do I turn them into a quilt? I'm sure that I can pull the disparate fabric together somehow. OR do I just make bird cushion covers for everyone for Christmas this year?
Here are the four blocks that I've made so far:
and a Morepork (also not yet released but hopefully coming soon!)
The fabrics don't really go together do they, but I'm sure I can make it work... somehow! What do you think, should I go for it and make a bird quilt?
This post contains affiliate links