Its been a little while since I've checked in and I thought you might be wondering what I've been up to…
I've always had a love of birds in design. Whether it be a painting, cushion, coffee mug, fridge magnet, quilt (of course), or even a tea-towel, if there is a bird on it, it's instant attraction!! I thought it was about time One Day In May had it's own little bird ~ with dimension of course.
You can get a better idea of the added depth in this photo. Don't you think his fabric looks a feathery? He has a little fluffiness to him also, as I chose flannelette for the applique. My first choice was felted wool, but after some experimentation I felt the flannelette gave me a better result.
There is another similar panel already designed and ready to stitch… I'll show you when it's finished. I have collected these fabrics together for some inspiration, hoping they'll give me some direction as to what to create with these fluffy, little birds! My first thoughts were to make a patchwork scarf… but now I'm not so sure. Decisions, decisions.
On a very exciting note… One Day In May designs took flight in their own way this month ~ winging their way to International Quilt Market in Salt Lake City, USA!!! So exciting!!! Helen Stubbings, of Pattern Press and Hugs 'n Kisses fame, has just returned home from market, where she showcased the creations and patterns of Hugs 'n Kisses and some other Aussie designers!! I feel so fortunate to have had "One Day In May" designs in the mix. Fortunately, Helen took lots of photos so we can all see…
Excuse my indulgence, but here are my patterns hanging together with those of other Pattern Press designers… Can you tell just how excited I am?
Would you like to know a secret?? I'm joining in the Sew Mama Sew! giveaway tomorrow…. shhh don't tell anyone. But, if you'd like to win a One Day In May pattern, make sure you come back tomorrow to enter!!