flamingo8My oldest turned 11 last month.  Such a big girl going to middle school!  I made this flamingo for her room.  Last year I made her a more grown up quilt for her bed and she told me recently that none of the old pillows I made her match anymore.  In other words- “MOM, can you make me something new??”

flamingo7 flamingo3 flamingo4This is the Flamingo from my book, Pretty Birds, enlarged to 200%.   I find the easiest way to enlarge pattern pieces is to use PSE or a similar program.  Start with selecting a blank page that is 8.5” x 11”.  Copy and paste the pattern piece onto the blank page.  Since the pattern pieces are already formatted at 8.5” x 11”, it should fill the page.

Then use the resize tool to enlarge the photo to 200%.  This should mean what ever was on the original pattern page, now will have to be spread out over 4 pages.  Just experiement a little and you will get it!

The other option, if you live near a staples or kinkos or something similar and take the original 8.5” x 11” pages and have them enlarge it for you.

Either way, the result is a fun and fabulous bed size flamingo.

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Erin of Hungie Gungie also made a really cute version of this flamingo here.

Pretty Birds is now only $14.11 on amazon!  I really loved writing the book and have found myself heading back to make projects from it often.  It’s just fun to use scraps and make something quirky and original, right?

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If you liked this flamingo project, please feel free to Pin, share, tweet or whatever!   Also, let me know if you have any questions or comments.

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