Customer Freebie bird from http://www.scrapgirls.com/, which I got about a year ago! Always loved this bird, but wasn't sure how I was going to use her.
I pulled the .jpg file into my photoshop program and adjusted the size to my liking, printed it out, and cut it up as my pattern. I absolutely adore RED, so that was an easy pick for the color of the bird. I found some really nice fabric at a quilt shop in town. The white fabric has a white-on-white pattern to it. It's pretty thick so I think it'll hold up to our abuse.
I debated on the white background. I was considering adding a cute little block stripe of different fabrics at the bottom of the back but in the end SIMPLICITY won out. And I think the green helps make the red pop out and not to have any other distractions in the white background fabric.