Thankful Tuesdays: Birdhouse Quilt
This week I want to feature a quilt made by Sylvie N. of Canada. She wanted to make something special for a friend and former work colleague who was moving. He collects old wooden birdhouses and she felt that my set of paper pieced birdhouses would be the perfect solution.
|Birdhouse Quilt by Sylvie N. of Canada|
I have made all of these birdhouses at one time or another. I have taught workshops on how to paper piece a variety of these. Here is one quilt where I combined birdhouses and fabric panels from the Home Grown collection by Benartex. This was the basis for a workshop a few years ago.
|Birds and Bees at Home|
Here's Sylvie's Country Cabin Birdhouse almost finished. She used the small size that I have on my Paper Piecing CD (117 Paper Pieced Patterns).
Another quilt is from a student (or maybe a customer), sent to me in 2016. Nancy surrounded a beautiful panel with birdhouses. What do you think?
I shared another quilt made with my Birdhouses back in June (here's the blog post). It's one of my favorites and the woman I gave it to was delighted (which made me really happy!) Do you remember? These birdhouses are 10" high and I alternated them with simple rectangular Cobblestone blocks.
|Birdsong Quilt using 3|
And I had one more large panel from the Home Grown collection and I made four 10" high birdhouses to go with it. Squeezed the very last of the fabrics out and this 44" x 44" quilt will surely bring a smile to someone soon (once I quilt it).
|Home Grown with 10" high birdhouses|
Check out the super-sized Birdhouses in my Etsy shop. Lots of pictures!
And many thanks to Sylvie and Nancy for sharing their renditions of my birdhouse patterns. Do you have a quilt you've made from one of my workshops or just a pattern? Please send me a photo so I can share it here.