I'm really into birds, maybe it's just because of spring, I don't know, but I wanted to make a bird to go with my nest I made a month or so ago.
I made a copy of the pieces and drew cutting lines around them.
I pinned it onto three different fabrics.
Once I had it cut out I pinned and sewed the three pieces onto a 12X12 piece of muslin, but I left the edges out. I washed it so the bird's outline would rag. I had to cut the edges down a bit before I washed it.
It still needed something. So I started playing with ribbons.
I could've stopped there but no, I didn't want to make feet for this bird. Nest? Perfect. I just picked up a remnant of burlap at Jo-ann's the other day.
I had originally wanted to bring the burlap up the entire back of the frame and make a bow at the top with it, but it was way to bulky to do that. I'm really happy with how it turned out.
Here is the pattern.