Build a Bird Class Notes

birdquilt              Build a Bird – Fly Away

Click Here to download Material List           Click Here to download Pattern Information

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 This is also attached and I will have copies available at class, as well.

The book is available at 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.

Sew Items:

  • Sewing Machine (needles, thread, etc.)
  • Cutting Matt
  • Rotary cutter
  • Scissors
  • Rulers
  • Imagination

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.


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