Pieced the first parrot this afternoon. A bit rough, but it's kind of a test run. The changes I made to the block to make this more parrot-like made it harder to piece. I had to figure out how to paper piece the head, and don't like the way it looks. I did it in two parts which gave opportunity for a bad join, and I think now I can do it in one piece. Should be more accurate. Or of course, if that doesn't work I could just have a flat headed, mutant parrot. Will play around with different fabrics in the same color to make a bit of variety too.