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Flower Mound, Texas

Alexandra Henry is an award winning needle artist. She has been quilting, drawing, painting, and sewing since childhood. Alexandra is a free lance graphic artist/designer. Please visit Alexandra's ...

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Blue Jay Applique Mini-quilt

from Alexa's World
(7) Name: 'Quilting : Blue Jay Applique Mini-quilt
Blue Jay Applique Mini-quilt
Blue Jay Applique Mini-quilt
Blue Jay Applique Mini-quilt
Blue Jay Applique Mini-quilt

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Basic Machine Sewing Skills
  • Applique Skills

Pattern Description:

I love birds and after I finished the state birds for the United States, I wondered why no state picked the Blue Jay for its state bird. I started drawing and painting blue jays and fell in love with its beautiful coloring. They are a plentiful bird in most states. It is the provincial bird of Prince Edward Island in Canada.

This pattern is finished in a 12" mini-quilt so instructions are included for the setting. Full size 8" layout for the bird and complete embroidery instructions are included. If you enlarge the applique block, you will need to adjust the pieces for the border to fit.

If you need a binding tutorial, please download my Trick or Treat Mini-quilt pattern (available for free on Craftsy) for an excellent front to back binding tutorial.

The acorn buttons are hand-made out of polymer clay and are available in my Etsy store (lexasworld) if buttons are desired instead of appliquing the acorns on the pattern.

As always, please contact me with any questions or if you need help: alexandra@att.net.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 12-1/4" square finished mini-quilt
  • 8" finished applique square


  • One 9" square background fabric
  • One 7" square white fabric for bird (see photo)
  • One 8" square light blue fabric (or smaller amounts of several blues) for bird (see photo)
  • One 10" square medium dark orange fabric for oak leaves
  • One 4" square black fabric for bird
  • Four 2-1/2" x 8-1/2" rectangles for border
  • Four 2-1/2" squares for border
  • One 12-1/2" square for backing
  • Three 2-1/2" strips for binding
  • One 2-1/2" x 10-1/2" rectangle for sleeve
  • One 12-1/2" square batting
  • Plastic template
  • DMC floss, black, white, brown, two grays
  • Tsukineko Fabrico Pens - Baby blue, Cool Gray, Pale Lilac and Midnight (optional)

You Will Also Need:

  • Applique and embroidery needles
  • Thread
  • Sewing machine