Block 5 (Bluebirds) of Bluebird Lane is very aptly named, as it has 4 pretty bluebirds appliqued around a centre star. This pattern is by the Australian designer Natalie Bird of the Birdhouse Patchwork Designs, and was bought from Patchwork Chicks here in the UK as a BOM. When this arrived in the post last year it was quickly put away ready to stitch when I more time to spend on this wonderful project. Now a year later I'm finally getting the blocks pieced together and tackling the HUGE amount of applique! The centre is a beautiful star with a 4-patch middle, and has a striped thin border...
...4 little bluebirds were appliqued around the centre star, each birdie is sitting on a branch surrounded by wool felt berries. The bluebirds were appliqued using the applique paper and glue stick method, and there is a really great video on Youtube of Lynette Anderson demonstrating how she uses these tools...
...and here is the completed block - and I'm now officially over half way through with these gorgeous blocks! This is really coming along well, and I can't wait to start sewing a few of the blocks together.
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