Birdies II - Improvements

So I made some additions/changes to my bird quilt block. I unpicked the claws/feet because I really didn't like them. T gave me a really good suggestion for the claws, using triangles instead of lines for the feet. I will explore that further. I did put some triangles on the branch for feet but I don't think I got the shape of the triangle right. So I will think about that some more. I like the feet better not even there at all, at this point. What do you think?
I added leaves tonight and I like them a lot. It makes it look more like a branch with birdies on it. And I added a 2nd row of black outline stitching to puff the bodies up a bit and extra to the wing. I like that. So its evolving.
When I was a girl we used to sing this song in Primary/Sunday School:

"In the leafy treetops the birds sing good morning. They're first to see the sun they must tell everyone. In the leafy treetops the birds sing good morning. "

So as I was appliquéing the leaves on before I stitched around them, I found myself singing that song. Like I said, birds just make you happy. - nanette
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whitneyms said...

very cute.
and i agree, no birdi feet.

Purple and Paisley said...

oh my it, love it, love! no feet - it looks gorgeous...just pretend the ric-rac is hiding their feet...the leaves are fabulous, too!

michelle said...

I like the beak on the bird on the right hand side. They are darling and I don't think you need feet. Love the black stiching that is more free form.

Kairle Oaks said...

Your birds are looking SO adorable!!! So is your next quilt going to be "Little Purple Pansies"? LOL!

Jodi Nelson said...

Love, Love your Blog! Thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

They look wonderful- so chuffed to have inspired you!

Tracey M. said...

i remember dad used to sing that in the morning. i think i get my morning personness from him.

very cute!

Mary said...

I, too, love little birdies- Yours are very special- I like the lighter fabrics for the birds for some reason- do they feel more like the sweet little bluebirds that adorned children's things from the 50's? I also really enjoy watching your creative process- I've made a quilt with the same idea check it out at my blog