Welcome to clue #2. What would our garden be without at least one cardinal? For this block you must have at least one cardinal, two is great.
Always begin piecing the new block with any previously cut strips if available. Also save any scrap pieces that are at least 3″ because sometimes they can be squeezed into a patch on one of the blocks.
For clue #2 I have two videos. Hopefully these will clarify a few things left out of the previous clue video.
Not sure exactly what is going on with that cardinal, I’m not one to fret over 1/16″ if an inch. Once the paper is removed I’m pretty sure it will line up more closely, let’s hope.
If this happens to you, sometimes backward stitching (seam ripper) and re-stitching fixes the problem. Sometimes the cause is our beginning or ending stitches were a little off. You could also place a couple stitches for the eyes if you like.