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Friday, October 9, 2015

Want to make these birds? Free pattern...



A couple of weeks ago I made Allie's "Loaves & Fishes" mini quilt...


...and after I had cut out the applique baskets there were twelve pieces of fabric already fused with Vliesofix leftover from the centre of each basket.
 


Normally I'd toss these applique scraps in the bin but I'm far more conscious about using every piece of fabric these days, so I drew up two little birds and traced them onto the back of the scrap applique shapes...

With my light box it was easy to trace through the fabric and Vliesofix, and it was just as clear when held against the window.

After tracing, I cut away each of the three bird sections...

 ...and then mixed them around.

From there I kept going with more applique scraps and more birds...


I have a few ideas for how to display my pretty birds but they will have to wait until the weekend.
Perhaps you'd like to have a play with these tiny bird shapes too?

Download the free templates HERE in my shop.
 
What will you make with your tiny birds, I wonder?

hugs

 

24 comments:

Heather Miller said...

What a great idea... thank you Jenny

Ondrea said...

Another clever idea which can be used for many things. Thankyou so much Jenny.

Selina B said...

they are so cute!
i've stopped throwing out ALL my scraps, even the tiniest yarn bits, they all go into containers to be used later on, yarn bits too small for anything can be used to stuff toys, pin cushions, etc, especially pure wool bits, these will make great pin cushions as the pins are less likely to rust.
can't wait to see what you do with your teeny birdies
thanx for sharing

Sheri Parker said...

I put all my bits and pieces of fabric, yarn, lace, etc. in clear glass Christmas balls. They look beautiful on my Christmas tree.

angela cristina de mesquita amaral amaral said...

Lindos passaros, excelente ideia de misturar as cores,obrigada por compartilhar essas maravilhas.

Robin in New Jersey said...

They are so cute! I love your bird designs.

Martha M Roberts said...

Love that idea!

Martha M Roberts said...

Love that idea!

Jackie said...

Thank you for the pattern! I save all my scraps - never know when they'll come in handy.

Brenda said...

I am not sure what I will do with these adorable little birds, but it will be something with adorable fabric that shows off these adorable little birds! Thank you so much for sharing and have a wonderful creative day!

I wish you could see how hard it is being for me to type this...I just woke up and have not had my first cup of coffee or anything...it really is quite funny. I am just making sure to re read and retype each mistake!

Kathy said...

Thank you Jenny! You are creative as well as thrifty! Actually, I would not have tossed those little pieces either. You would not believe the sizes of the scraps I save . . .

desertskyquilts said...

Thanks, Jenny! That was a great inspiration. I can just see them buttonhole-stitched in trees, on fences, even on a birdhouse-apartment building!

Kathleen said...

Very cute...thanks for sharing!

Createology said...

Sew Sweet Birdies. Thank you for the pattern. Trust you are resting and feeling better. Slowing down to enjoy every moment. Healing Energy Dear...

Kathleen said...

The little bird is adorable! Thanks very much.

Ɓgueda said...

Es una forma muy bonita de aprovechar todos los retales. Muchas gracias. Besos.

Bilko Parker said...

Thank you Jenny for another lovely pattern. I also love your new photo.
Thanks again.
Guida

Baa. xxx said...

Lovely Jenny - so very tweet!

Sharon - creativity and family said...

A fantastic idea Jenny and it is so nice not to be throwing away those little bits. I hope you have a very special Sunday. xx

Melody said...

Another wonderful design so generously shared with us. Many many thanks.

Melody said...

Another wonderful design so generously shared with us. Many many thanks.

Allie-oops Designs said...

How seriously adorable are these - I can just picture a row of them along the bottom of a blouse, or down one side near the buttons, oh my goodness. They're so cute I want to wear them. Jenny, these make me happy, thank you, can't wait to see what you do with them!

Jocelyn Thurston said...

They are so adorable; as you know I love birds. And you are so generous to share as always. Take care...

Lin said...

Thank you Jenny - lovely birds. xx