I’m so happy to be sharing my latest free pattern, Spring Is For The Birds! This adorable wall hanging measures 24″ square and it’s perfect for welcoming Spring into your home. Who can resist a birdhouse sitting atop a pinwheel?
Spring Is For The Birds FREE pattern
The pattern includes 6 pages of detailed instructions and diagrams. The piecing for this wall hanging is easy enough for a confident beginner. The applique adds a touch of whimsy and cuteness, but if you’re not a fan of applique, just leave it off. It will still be a cute wall hanging!
Download the Spring Is For The Birds pattern below.
One thing I love about small quilt projects is how quick they are to make. Because of this, I sometimes allow myself some extra time in the details. For example, I did the applique by hand instead of by machine. I probably didn’t add much time to the process because I can do hand applique while watching TV at night or while traveling.
I used the freezer paper and starch method for the hand applique. I learned this technique a long time ago and it’s one of my “go-to” methods. I’ll have to add this to my list of tutorials to make. I do have a machine applique series that is great for beginners, though!
With small quilts like this, I love to spend a little extra time with free motion quilting. It’s so much easier to free motion quilt (FMQ) a small project, so I put a lot of focus on the quilting. Everything was done free hand (no stencils or rulers). I love to quilt swirls, feathers and pearls. They’re so fun and add great texture.
I know we could all use a little more positivity in our lives. It’s been a tough time for our country with the recent school shooting tragedy in Texas. The job of parents and caregivers just got a lot tougher as we try to explain these events to our children. How can we NOT make changes to our gun laws after this? I pray for change, and I pray for the families and community of Uvalde, Texas.
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