Thursday, July 3

Bluebird Applique – free pattern!

They say that the bluebird carries the sky on his back.  I like that thought.

Last year, I created this little bluebird for my sister-in-law.  I thought it would be fun to turn it into a pattern to share here on BuzzinBumble.

Bluebird Applique Pattern

This is a pattern for raw edge applique.  It could also be used for needle turned applique if you add a little turn under allowance around the edges of each piece. 

I have left the bird’s eye, beak, and feet as a part of the whole pattern.  I worked with them as a whole and drew them onto the fabric before cutting out the shapes.  For the birdy feet, I partially drew them onto the fencepost on which my bird perches.  You can also cut these parts from separate fabrics. 

Batik fabrics work very well, because you can fussy cut elements that have the look of feathers.  I took it a step further by using Derwent Inktense Pencils to add details, colors, and shading.  They are really fun to work with and become a permanent part of the fabric.

Please feel free to use this pattern.  I would love to hear what you think! 

Bluebird Applique



  1. Just popping in from Lets bee Social. My goodness that is the best Bluebird block I've ever seen!

  2. That is really lovely! We always have bluebirds nesting on our road and they are not always easy to see.

  3. What a beautiful bird appliqué! The feathers, eye and beak look so realistic... How did you managed to add yellow and grey around the beak and eye? The whole block look like paint. So gorgeous.

  4. Thank you!

  5. Such a sweet bluebird: really realistic and it captures the sweet look of the bluebird. Thanks for sharing the pattern!!! Hugs, H

  6. Gorgeous...saw this while visiting for the giveaway. Love it!

  7. Love the little bluebird Applique pattern. I made a small wall hanging from it and my friends love it too. Thanks for posting.

  8. Thank you for sharing your great talent with us. Most of all your website is excellent design when sharing your ideas. Easy to print.

  9. I can’t seem to get the pattern to download properly.

    1. Hi! I hope you check back because your comment came to me as anonymous.
      If you "right click" to copy the image, then you can paste it into a Paint or Word document.
      Hope that helps.