Beautiful Birds Window Pane Quilt Is Enchanting.
A shadow box quilt brings an outdoor scene into the room. Easy placements of fabrics create dimensional frames and provides the perfect setting for your favorite birds.
Create contrast and depth for the attic windows using light prints for the ‘window sills’, and a darker print or solid for the side frame. Textured prints in neutral colors give the sills a realistic appearance.
Follow the easy pattern provided below using your choice of fabric. Fussy cut bird fabric, or cut from a bird panel, and position on the block. Arrange the dark and medium-light frames on a design wall or in any area where you can step back for a good look at them. You’ll have two windows across and three down. Shift the squares around until you like the way each bird displays. If the ‘shadow box’ technique is new to you, it’s a good idea to assemble one block before cutting all of your fabric.
The Northcott Cardinal Christmas panel, available here, (while stocks last, or keep checking back here), was used for the feature quilt. Each square on the fabric panel, including the frame is approximately 11 x 11.5″. The free pattern provided requires window squares of 10 1/2 inches. If using panel fabric, or large motifs, take care to check sizes to create the bird scene that you would love. The quilt can be made with any birds that you would love to put on display. Cardinals together with red and green prints makes a dazzling wall hanging to add to your Christmas decor. Use any print to display the wall hanging all year round.
Designer, Marinda Steward for Michael Miller Fabrics, has patterned a stunning attic windows quilt for a rose garden theme. Use florals and color placement for a similar scene, or substitute the window panes with birds!