Friday, April 19, 2013

Bird Crossing crosses over into wool

Bird Crossing in wool made by Peggy Bruns

My friend Frieda recently dropped me a line to say she saw this version of my Bird Crossing pattern sent by a reader to American Patchwork & Quilting. Peggy Bruns of Nevada, Iowa, made it for a friend from felted wool garments. I’d never thought of using wool for the birds, but doesn’t it look great?

APQ seems to have thought so too—they’ve included a wool-appliqué pillow pattern in one of their recent special issues that’s looks like it was inspired by Peggy’s version of Birds of a Feather (as the magazine called the pattern).

Bird Crossing wool appliqué pillow

Bird Crossing pillowIf you like the idea of a put-a-bird-on-it pillow, the Bird Crossing pattern available on my website includes an exclusive pattern for a pillow featuring a freshly hatched bird in a nest of free-motion thread. Or use the bird appliqué patterns to sew your own unique pillow, runner, or quilt—in cotton, wool, or whatever fabric strikes your fancy!

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