"Make a Little Birdhouse in Your Soul," 8.5" x 10.5", made for Project Quilting Season 4, Challenge 4: Wish Upon a Star, Feb. 2013
Quick recap of the challenge: "Wish Upon a Star"
1. Your project must include at least one star. It can be a traditional star block, an appliquéd star, a star in the embellishments or quilting…use your imagination. More stars are fine, but there must be at least one.
My project this week is a little quilted birdhouse. It is machine raw edge appliqued using many different types of white, cream, and brown fabric including commercial cottons, sheers, linen, burlap, and silk ribbons. There is a light brown star near the center of the birdhouse. The roof was made by wrapping some brown fabric around a thin piece of craft felt that was machine appliqued to the quilt.
The pieces were stitched down during the quilting process with the edges left raw similar to what grass and twigs might look like in a bird's nest. The edges that aren't under the roof were bound with a zigzag stitch.
Several white buttons were hand sewn on top of a white ribbon and other color buttons were added to the star, roof, and center of the birdhouse.
I also added some bone-style beads to the bottom of the quilt. As always, you can click on any of the photos to see a larger image.
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