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Birds on a Wire

Click here to download instructions for Birds on a Wire (PDF)

Because my quilts are scrappy and made from stash, fabric yardage calculations for most of my quilt instructions are not  available and when included, they are estimates only - click here for more information.

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This is a quick quilt I designed for Mom to use fabric leftover from a kit from Connecting Threads. It’s a good one for using focus fabrics.

Here’s Mom’s finished top. You can see that the focus print is different in the design and in the actual quilt. I downloaded the fabric palate from Connecting threads to use in EQ7 but the scale of the print was off some — not a problem since it didn’t need to be exactly like the design anyway.

10 comments on “Birds on a Wire

  1. cynthia on said:

    love this bird quilt! i’ve bought some of the bird material and this would be perfect!

  2. Margaret Stallbaumer on said:

    This is the first time I have visited your site. I came here because I recently purchased the Accuquilt log cabin die, and was looking for more information on how to use it. Thank you for what you do, as I’m sure it requires hours and hours of your time. I will be a frequent visitor to your site.

  3. Susan Bruce on said:

    Isee that you use fabric from Connecting Threads, I’m how you like it,how does it look and feel after laundering. I really enjoy reading your blog,you are very talented,your quilts are lovely.
    Thank you for sharing.
    Susan in Manitoba

  4. Hi, Can anyone tell me if this “birds on a wire” fabric is still available? I would love to find it and pick some up. Thank you.

  5. Teresa D. on said:

    So happy I came across your site. I have these same fabrics from them and am nearly done re-inventing from the original kit instructions. I really like yours too!

  6. anne vosburg on said:

    just wanted to tell you how much i enjoy your blog and your patterns

  7. Tracy Vaughn on said:

    I have been looking and looking and looking for this fabric. Who makes it and where can I find it?

  8. Bonnie on said:

    I have loved this fabric from the first time I saw it. Now I know how to use it. thanks so much.

  9. DeeDee Isaacs on said:

    Mary….I agree with Sherry and can’t wait to use some Christmas focus fabric
    for a similar rendition of your pretty quilt.
    Thanks for all you do, your quilt patterns are my favorites!

  10. What a great quilt for using focus fabrics. Thanks for the pattern!

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