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19 July 2016

The Birdcage - QAYG Pillow (Free Pattern)




I recently bought a new computer. Yay it's an Apple Mac - though I really don't quite know what I'm doing. Buttons are a little different to a PC and working out how to do things has meant that I've called upon my clever 10 year old to show me.

I've been going through files on my old computer. Tidying up and arranging folders. It's a big job, especially with the tens of thousands of photos I have. Eeeeep!

I have a lot of patterns and as I was going through some of my older patterns, I thought it was time to update and upload these to my Craftsy Store. Some are smaller patterns which I'm happy to share here on my blog, free for you to use for your own personal use. 

Keep an eye out over the coming months as I'm hoping to share a new freebie weekly. Or possibly fortnightly. Let's see how we go.

The first free pattern is The Birdcage Pillow pattern. The embroidery section is worked with a basic back-stitch completed with a single strand of Perle 8 cotton. I had some cute owl fabric and fussy cut one to incorporate in the bird cage. Any fussy cut bird or flower would look great, or the birdcage can just be left empty.




This pillow is completed with the quilt-as-you-go method, which is perfect for using up scrappy strips of fabric. Add some ric-rac or lace edging, hand quilting or extra embellishment. You can customise as you'd like.




I have also made this pattern available on Craftsy. If this is your preferred space for patterns, please download the pattern from Craftsy.



12 comments:

  1. wow thankyou Anorina ,i sure do love this pattern i have already down loaded it,thankyou for being so generous and sharing your designs ,hope you have a lovely day my friend ...

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    1. Hi Shez,
      I'm glad that you like it and I honestly can't wait to see what you create
      A xx

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  2. Thank you so much. This is really cute!

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  3. Thank you so much. This is really cute!

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  4. Your cushion is gorgeous, Anorina. It's lucky we have young kids that know how to work the computer and phone!!!! I remember Mitchell showing me something on the computer when he was in kinder. I'd never seen that particular short cut before.

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    1. Thanks Christine. They are so computer savvy, aren't they? And to think I used to work in a technology based industry before kids! I obviously haven't kept up and took a sideways, more creative path :)

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  5. Thank you Anorina for your lovely pattern.It's my birthdaY SO i AM HAPPY BIRTHDAY GIRL!

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    1. Yay! Happy Birthday. I hope you had a wonderful day filled with cake and sewing xx

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  6. I love this pillow! I have no idea when I'll have time to sew it, but thank you so much for the pattern. Very generous of you. :)

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  7. Thank you so much for a gorgeous pattern. We are a Mac family. Once you get used to it you'll never go back

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    1. Hi Melody,

      Yes, I hear that Mac’s are brilliant. At this stage, I’m still trying to work out how to create folders and where everything seems to be hidden. EEEEEK!
      I’ll get there eventually.

      Hope you’re well xx

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