This little guy comes from a book called A Critter Christmas which I picked up at my LQS. The animals are pretty cute and my nieces are still at the age where they like cute.
|These are my freezer paper templates|
|This is the branch and leaves. I don't know why it's sideways - you'll have to tip your head cuz I can't rotate it.|
|This is round one. I didn't flip the direction of the bird from the templates and so he faces right - I like him facing left. And if you look closely you can see that my curves aren't very smooth because I clipped them.|
|So, I tried again. Instead of clipping the curves I did a running stitch and gathered them before starching and pressing. I'm much happier with this method and the results.|
|All Done. I quilted around the shapes, added an eyeball and pompom and a hanging sleeve.|