This pattern was published by Florence LaGanke in the 1930s, and was part of the Nancy Page Quilt Club series.  The instructions call for each bird to be framed by appliqued fabric pieces meant to resemble strips of wood. Thumbnails of the bird patterns are shown below (click to enlarge), and the complete pattern with instructions is available on the sidebar under Downloads.

Other Nancy Page patterns are available in earlier posts:  Falling Leaves, Brother-Sister, and Embroidered Snowflake

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