Saturday, December 13, 2014

Freebie Design!

Who doesn't love cardinals?

They are one of the most beautiful species of birds that frequent our feeders. 

Did you know that cardinals mate for life?  They always come in pairs but take their turn at the feeders.  If you see one then you know that their mate is not too far away, waiting patiently for their turn.


My gift to you this Christmas season are the patterns for these two cardinal ornaments I made last night.


I made mine from wool but you can certainly make them from cotton fabric if you so desire.  Another option would be to make some in shades of blue as well because blue jays have a similar shape and size.

Click HERE for the patterns/line drawings.  

Enjoy!

Happy stitching!

32 comments:

Das neue alte Haus said...

Dear Kaaren,
I will made a few for my christmas tree.
These birds are so colorful. But it's sad, that they not live here in Europe.
Have a nice time until christmas.
Karina

Flickenstichlerin said...

Dear Kaaren,
very beautiful Christmas ornaments. Nice idea, thank you for the pattern.
Greetings,
Sylvia

Janet said...

They are just so lovely. You're very generous and sharing Kaaren.

Carole Y. said...

Hi Kaaren,

They will become nice Christmas ornaments. I sure will try to make some.

Thanks for the gift and have nice Holidays,
Carole

Janet said...

Thank you for the wonderful gift of the drawing. They are lovely.I was thinking the other night how much I miss your FFF. I do love cardinals. We have a lot during the spring and summer, then they leave but they come back in the winter. I am looking forward to their return. Thank you again.

sunny said...

I love cardinals! Thank you so much for sharing your pattern.

Quilt Hollow said...

I grew up on a street name Cardinal Way. These are sweet! How do you find the time?! Happy Holidays!

Susie Hoover said...

I live in Cardinal Nation (aka St Louis area) so I love your patterns. THANK YOU!

gracie said...

thank you for a beautiful Christmas present!

conny's quilts said...

What a beautiful bird is this cardinal. Never seen them. I'd wish they would come to live here in the Netherlands too. They are so bright and colorfull. Your ornament looks great too Karen.

paulette said...

Thank you so much, Kaaren!! You are SEW thoughtful! Love your little
stitched feathered friend and looks like I will be making one too!! We
have blue jays here but not the red cardinal...until NOW!! Thanks again, Kaaren! You have the BEST Christmas EVER!!
Big HUG!
P

Rita said...

Thank you and Merry Christmas!

Jacqueline said...

They are a beautiful bird especially against the drab skies of winter or the white of snow. Thanks

Nanna said...

love the wool, painted ones turn out cute as well but not easy on the hnads sewing the wings on lol!

Helen

Bev said...

What a lovely gift to all of us! Thanks so much--the birds are adorable! XO

Janet O. said...

They are beautiful birds. Your ornaments capture them so well!

Candee said...

Thank you so much. We have a male carinal who spends much of his days gently flying up against & pecking at our basement window.I have to make your ornament in honor of this crazy bird.

Baa. xxx said...

Thank you for the lovely pattern.

Lesley said...

I have never seen cardinals in our yard, only blue jays. So I am enjoying yours! How sweet you are to design the pattern for everyone. You rock!

Ann in PA said...

Kaaren, you are always so generous with your designs. Thank you for the lovely birds...I will probably make them both...so cute!!! Hugs!

Sandy said...

I love cardinals. They are our state bird too...Ohio. It is true that you will always see the mate nearby. I understand they mate for life also. Thank you so much for this pattern...Merry Christmas to you and yours!

Nancy said...

Thank You so much for the pattern. Have a Merry Christmas. Nancy P.

Nancy in IN said...

These are so cool. I will make but probably not this year.
Thank you so much

Kristy said...

What darling ornaments. Thank you so much for the designs. I want to try and make some of these this year. We will see. Thanks again- K-

margaret said...

such colourful birds, here I get sparrows and starlings!

Mirabilys said...

Thank you so much for these little Xmas beauties!
I'll have a try this week!
Wish you a merry Christmas and a happy new year!

miek said...

thank you for your pattern.
wish you and your family happy festive days, with a good year to look forward too!
greetings Miek

Sherry said...

I love to watch the birds at my feeders, we might see a blue jay or two but have not seen a cardinal. Thanks for sharing your design.

EL RINCON DE CHELO said...

Que bonitos petirrojos!!!

Mary Truax said...

Thank You Karen! Your wonderful ornaments remind me of the cardinals in my home state of Illinois. I do see an occasional cardinal in the Phoenix area but they are brown in color to blend into the desert. Merry Christmas Karen!

Rose M. said...

Thank you for the cardinal pattern. I will be making for Christmas next year. I hope you had a great Christmas.

Marie Christine said...

Thank you,for the lovely bird pattern!
Have a nice week
From France
Marie Christine