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Frederick, Maryland USA

I love designing and making quilts, especially folk and story quilts. All my patterns are easy to follow with step by step directions and photos. Every pattern begins with a quilt created and sewn on ...

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'Mockingjay' Blue Bird Quilt

from Maryland Quilter
(7) Name: 'Quilting : 'Mockingjay' Blue Bird Quilt
'Mockingjay' Blue Bird Quilt
'Mockingjay' Blue Bird Quilt Finished
'Mockingjay' Blue Bird Quilt

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Techniques used: frayed- edge applique, free-motion quilting, double-edged binding

Pattern Description:

The Mockingjay quilt pattern was inspired by the Hunger Games series of books written by Suzanne Collins. It has a beautiful blue mockingjay bird with outspread wings breaking through the barriers of the restrictive government. The pieces of the circular barrier are falling away as the mockingjay flies through.

Mockingjay was a fun challenge to design and create. It captures the theme of the Hunger Games and keeps in the spirit of the simplicity and folk style of district 12. This pattern arrives in a pdf format that allows you to print the applique pattern.

This pattern includes complete easy to follow directions with photos. There is a full size printable pattern piece included. The pattern is written with metric units in parenthesis.

Approximate time to complete: 10-15 hours

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Approximately 38x31 inches (97cm x 79cm)


  • 2 yards (1.8 m) grey background fabric cotton or cotton flannel for front and back
  • 1 piece cotton batting 1yard x 42 inches (.9m x 107cm)
  • 1/2 yard (0.5m) blue fabric for mockingjay base
  • 1/2 yard fabric for binding
  • 1/8 yard (12 cm) fabric for grey circle pieces
  • Narrow long scraps of 10-15 cotton or cotton flannel fabrics in blues, whites, and blacks in prints and solids as desired for the feathers
  • 1 piece blue 9x14 inches (23cm x 36 cm) for the tops of the wings
  • 1 piece blue 12x 5.5 inches (31cmx 14cm) for mockingjay's body
  • Small scraps for the eye, beak, and 2 back body pieces
  • Variegated thread (I used Sulky 943 2131) and matching thread to the backing fabric and grey circle pieces

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