Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Another without legs!

I had fun with this:) A little fiddly, but it was fun. I pieced the tail together first, as a unit, then appliqued it to the background. This bird has a beak, as it was a part of the body, but the legs are left out... for now:) The colours looks darker than it is, though. I started the ostrich block, but got waylaid by summer, vacation and knitting. Cold evenings seems to be more conducive to handsewing. I will return!


  1. He is lovely, well done. This was a block I struggled to start [nervous?]but really enjoyed sewing.It is good not to have endless leaves for once!

  2. so beautiful - so inspiring!!! one of these days I will really begin this project ...

  3. Your bird of paradise is beautiful!! The tail is marvelous. I'm still struggling along with this block... :0)

  4. Beautiful block. The colors are so rich and lovely!

  5. I'm really lovin' all the paradise birds! (It's like we are having a paradise bird party!) Yours is certainly handsome...colors are beautiful and what is worse, multiple feathers or lots of leaves? LOL

    In stitches,
    Teresa :o)

  6. Lene,

    a beautiful block! And, as to the feet, you have my utmost sympathy... One simply can't do them when one must. LOL. Take your time and do them once you really feel like doing them. I personally decided for the last blocks, to forgo appliqueing them and opted for embroidering the tiny little feet... ;o)

    Greetings from the Rhine,


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