The attached pattern is similar to the pattern in the book Hot Flashes of Inspiration by Kandi Kelderman & Kim Schissel. I will have my copy of the book available for review during the class. It will not be necessary to have a book to build a bird. I put together a little drawing before I bought the book so you will be able to use that if you don’t want to get the book (no copy write infringement).
There is also a free Bird Block pattern, which is similar to what we will be doing in class, at McCallsQuilting.com. This is also attached and I will have copies available at class, as well.
The book is available at https://quiltaddict.com/products/books/hot-flashes-inspiration-softcover/ for $18.98 (18% off store prices of 23.00)
There is not specific/exact measurement – The authors called it “Free-piece style quilting…” So keep that in mind – it was freeing for me to just eyeball it. You will leave class with at least one completed bird for a possible wall hanging or the start to a wonderful bird quilt.
Things to bring:
- A couple of fat quarters that you would like to use as a background for your bird block. This is my starting point and the only measured piece for me.
- Various coordinating (or not) scraps to build your bird.
- Then some border fabric to trim your block.
- Sewing Machine (needles, thread, etc.)
- Cutting Matt
- Rotary cutter
Bring whatever you would use for a day of sewing away from home.
There will be two ironing boards and irons available – however, you can bring your own side by table setup.