A Family Tree Birds Pillow Or Heirloom Mini Quilt
Beautiful colorways and appliqued birds with paisley wings, makes a quaint scene on a pillow. A Family Tree adorned with birds and colorful leaves is appliquéd to create a charming heirloom piece. A mix of machine piecing, applique, fussy cutting, and free motion quilting may make this one of your most loved and best projects.
The heartwarming display features playful birds in a leafy tree, using pre-cut fabric strips from a jelly roll to quickly cut and piece the pillow top. Brightly colored fabric create a quilt with impact, or experiment with other print fabrics to see the difference your fabric selection can make. In this pattern, Paisley prints are the highlight, however the wings are a fun space to audition fabrics. Choose several strips from the jelly roll and fussy cut leaves to complete the tree.
Detailed step-by-step instructions take you from cutting your fabrics through to the appliqué scene, pieced borders and completing your bird pillow. A mixed technique for quilters who love the addition of applique in their quilts, and a value project for anyone wanting to try out some fun needle turn and fusible techniques which you can learn more about here and here.
This beautiful Family Tree heirloom quilt will be treasured, and will warm the heart of any bird lover! Use the scrappy jelly strip backing, layer and quilt, but leave out the pillow form to make a colorful mini quilt to display on the wall.
The envelope pillow, designed by Karen Miller of Redbird Quilts, finishes at 22″ x 22″ with a 2″ Flange. A free and exciting easy pattern tutorial, loaded with tips and tricks for fussy cutting to maximize fabric display, as well as how-to’s from appliques to dense free motion quilting that make the birds and appliques pop! If using a Jelly Roll, there will be plenty of left over jelly strips to make an accent pillow!