Sometimes things just come together when you aren’t expecting it. I had this pretty bird fabric out, trying to figure out something to do with it, when the nice folks at MadamSew sent me some happy mail. In the box were two new things to play with, some Square Templates and a Rotating Cutting Mat. So, a bit of secret sewing was in order to do a project for them. I did this wall hanging as a pattern, and it is now available on the MadamSew blog. You start with fussy cutting your motif on two sides.
Rotate the mat to get the other two sides without having to move the fabric or template.
Sizes and sashing instructions are on the MadamSew blog post, if you’d like a lesson on fussy cutting and the pattern making this project. I loaded my little wall hanging on the longarm for quick quilting.
I used Glide thread on top and Bottom Line in the bobbin.
The pantograph is Pipeline from Urban Elementz, a medium density panto I use often.
I bound it in the same yellow as the border. Each window pane has a bird, all different in either type or the way they are facing.
All done, lots of birdies to be seen through my window. It is hanging in my sewing room now.
Have you fussy cut motifs for quilts?