Free funky chick pattern .. but sshhhh – don’t show Rosie!

I mentioned in my last post that I’d acquired a large box of vintage patterns with dates ranging across the 20th century.  Last time I shared one of the earliest, and now I’d like to share one of the later ones with you… but don’t tell Rosie!!  I’ve chosen this really funky 1970s bird and incorporated it into a simple patchwork cushion for her new flat which I’ll be giving her next week.  
I think you can see the pattern more clearly in this picture. I chose a cheerful, vibrant selection of colours – in a blog I was reading somewhere (can’t remember who, so if by any small chance you’re reading this, thank you) I came across the description “Electric Melon” which I think describes them really well.  If you’d like the pattern, then you can download it here – it’s absolutely free.  Hope you like it!  But don’t show Rosie – not until next week anyway!


  1. Lovely embroidery and great choice of fabrics, CK I think? I'm sure Rosie will love it.

  2. What a fun design, thanks for sharing. I love the fabrics in the pillow.

  3. This is so pretty. The embroidery colours match the fabrics beautifully. Thank you for sharing the pattern.

  4. It is a lovely pattern, thank you for sharing.

  5. Papgena Made It says:

    Oh Rosie will love it for sure!!
    Thanks for sharing it with us all!

  6. Jenny of Elefantz says:

    It's gorgeous, Helen! Rosie will be thrilled!

  7. Thank you for the pattern I'm sure my Mum stitched something very similar in the 70s. The mix of fabrics in your cushion look very pretty.

  8. Very fun design! It would be great on a new spring bag. Thanks 🙂

  9. Thank you for the fun design! Colors are lovely and so happy and 'Spring-like'. Certainly makes me smile, and I bet Rosie will smile, too!
    X Linda

  10. This pillow is so cute, Rosie is a very lucky girl! Because you have so generously shared some of your fantastic find of vintage patterns… we are lucky too! Thank you!

  11. Solstitches says:

    Oh I love this Helen. It's just perfect made up in those yummy CK fabrics. Rosie will be thrilled
    I'm sure.
    I think I may just have to make one of these for myself.
    Thank you for sharing the cute pattern.

  12. patchworkandlace says:

    The cushion is gorgeous ,im a huge fan of patchwork so thanks for sharing xx

  13. Julie Cartwright says:

    This is a wonderful and cheerful design, thanks for sharing with us.

  14. Hi
    Thank you for the lovely free pattern, the cushions are beautiful and I’m sure Rosie will be thrilled to receive it.

    Peg x

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