For Christmas gifts this year, I focused on giving handmade items such as holiday soaps or quilted wall-hangings.
I wanted to make a fun bird themed wall-hanging for my sister in bright, cheerful colors. Why? Because she lives in snow country, and I thought that a little taste of early spring would be a welcome addition to her craft room.
I found a cute little paper-pieced birdie pattern by bcheri on Etsy. I made (1) 6-inch birdie block, but the seller does give you instructions for reducing or enlarging the block.
Once I had finished the bird block, I added an inner white (Kona cotton) border and then an outer border from a green leaf print. I added some hand embroidery details on the wing, the legs, the eyelashes, and added the word “Bird” to the lower right corner of the “grass” area.
I did simple quilting on my Bernina and then added a small black button for the eye. I used solid black (Kona cotton) for the binding.
Here’s a look at the finished Birdie wall-hanging:
Here’s a close-up look at the bird block:
I found some great decorative wire hangers for little quilts online at Pumpkinvine Corner. I highly recommend this retailer because they shipped the hangers fast and adjusted the shipping costs after the sale to reflect the actual shipping cost! I will definitely order more hangers from this store for future projects.
I hope you enjoyed your holiday!