The pattern contains instructions to make both a left and right facing cardinal bird. This makes the pattern much more versatile. You could make multiple quilt blocks for a full-size cardinal quilt or a three block Christmas table runner.
The cardinal quilt block is constructed with basic patchwork techniques. The optional branches and leaf are added after the block is completed using simple machine applique.
The ten page pattern comes with detailed step-by-step instructions, illustrated where necessary. Templates are provided for reference for both the left and right facing birds. Full size applique templates are also included for the branches and leaf.
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