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Nesting Bird


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As the sun sets, our little bird relaxes at home. All the instructions and diagrams for constructing this fused art quilt are included. Each month I give away a different free pattern if you order one of my Craftsy patterns. (Please note that if you buy multiple Craftsy patterns during the month, the free pattern would still be the pattern of that month.) I really appreciate your interest in my patterns and hand-dyed fabrics and threads. Sharing with fellow artists makes my day! BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY fuse fabric

Supplies Needed

  • 9 1/2" x 11" light blue to pink for sky, 1 1/2" x 11" light yellow to orange for hills, 5" x 11" green for field, 8" x 8" yellow to orange for field stripes, 3" x 14" red to purple for tree trunk, 4" x 10" red for branch and top branch, 5" x 5" light yellow for bird nest and sun, 4" x 5" yellow to orange for bird, 1" x 1" light blue for outer eye, 1" x 1" dark purple for inner eye, 1" x 8" yellow for bird beak and flower dots, 3" x 8" pink for flower petals, 5" x 5" light green for nest sticks, 5" x 5" medium green for nest sticks, 12" x 12" backing fabric, 1 1/2 yards of fusible web (Wonder Under recommended), 13" x 13" batting (Hobbs Heirloom Cotton 80/20 Batting recommended), 13" x 13" Timtex stiff interfacing, Black Sharpie Fine Point marker or lead pencil, Rotary cutter, mat, and ruler, Pinking rotary cutter blade, Teflon pressing sheet (optional), Size 8 or 12 embroidery thread, Size 4 or 5 embroidery needle, Machine quilting thread

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Laura Wasilowski teaches quilting and fabric art workshops around the United States, and her quilts have been exhibited internationally. She is the author of several books, including Fanciful Stitches, Colorful Quilts, and has appeared on HGTV’s Simply Quilts. Laura is also the owner of ArtFabrik, an online shop for hand-dyed fabric and thread.