Sunday, September 8, 2013

A Dozen Quilted Birdhouses

Along with the Yellow Springs Americana Series, I also made some Quilted Birdhouses for the Yellow Springs Textile Art Group's show at the Winds Cafe in Sept.-Oct. 2013. I wasn't sure how many I would need for the show so I just kept making them until I had a dozen. Click on the photos for larger images.

Antique Quilt Birdhouse
9.5" x 10.75"

Made with pieces from an antique quilt nine-patch square on a heavy, cream-colored linen background, with green silk ribbons for the roof. Embellished with white silk ribbons, blue, green, and yellow buttons, and a sheer green leaf in the upper right corner.



Blue Lace Birdhouse
9.5" x 10.75"

Made with white lace over a blue background with blue velvet ribbons for the roof. Embellished with blue and white silk ribbons, and blue and white buttons, including a small blue heart shaped button on the lace "pocket."



 
Feathering the Nest Birdhouse
8.75" x 10.5"

Made with heavy cream-colored linen and canvas with a brown grosgrain ribbon for the roof. Embellished with brown grosgrain and blue velvet ribbons, blue, white, and brown buttons, and a brown felt flower. The main images represents a brown bird carrying brown and blue roving for her nest.



Golden Dragon Birdhouse
8.75" x 10.25"

Made with a gold silk background with brown and gold embroidered images, and a brown sheer fabric, with a brown  ribbon for the roof. Also features a red/brown suede-like fabric. Embellished with brown grosgrain ribbon, brown yarn, brown buttons, and a large, unique, wooden red button.


Green Heart Birdhouse    
8.5" x 11"

Made with a home decor fabric with printed leaves for the background, with a green silk ribbon for the roof. Embellished with cream-colored sheer ribbons, frayed green cotton ribbons, and white buttons. Also has six glass beads shaped like leaves hanging from the bottom, and a large, ceramic, pastel green heart sewn to the center.

Lavender Birdhouse
8.5" x 10.5"
Made with cream-colored fabric for the background including quilting cottons and linen, with purple ribbon for the roof. The large purple fabric is woven yarn. Embellished with a sheer printed purple ribbon, a shiny purple ribbon, a sheer white ribbon, cream-colored buttons, and purple glass beads.
Midnight Garden Birdhouse
8.75" x 10.5"
Made with a black background fabric printed with brown and white flowers and some sparkly silver flowers sprinkled in, with a black silk ribbon for the roof. Also features a brown suede-like fabric and a silk fabric with an embroidered paisley. Embellished with a brown grosgrain ribbon, black and white buttons.
New York Birdhouse 
8.75" x 10.5" 
Made with a tan silk fabric with a line drawing of the Flatiron building in New York City plus hand-written words. Also features cream-colored linen fabric and sheer brown fabric, with a brown ribbon for the roof. Embellished with brown and tan ribbons, and brown, silver, and white buttons plus two metallic beads.

Rainbow Birdhouse
8.25" x 10.75"
Made with a heavy, cream-colored linen background with thin rainbow-colored ribbons couched to it with a red silk ribbon for the roof. Features three pieces of woven fabric with rainbow stripes, bordered by orange, purple, and green ribbons. Embellished with black buttons and beads and a large, red, heart-shaped button.
 Red and Silver Birdhouse
8" x 10.25"
Made with a silky maroon fabric printed with blue and gold flowers with a brown grosgrain ribbon for the roof. Also features a red metallic denim fabric. Embellished with red and purple sheer ribbons, brown and pink buttons, round silver beads, and a string of red glass beads.
Red Raspberry Tea Birdhouse
7.5" x 10.5"
Made with linen tea bag that used to hold Red Raspberry Tea with written instructions. Also has a red and grey checkerboard fabric and a brown ribbon for the roof. Embellished with maroon and green ribbons, and brown and white buttons. The strings from the bag are left hanging on the sides.
White Glove Birdhouse
8.5" x 10.5"
Made with heavy, cream-colored linen and burlap fabrics for the background and features an antique white glove heavily beaded. With a maroon silk ribbon for the roof and embellished with sheer white ribbons, tiny white beads, and a large pink button.



Quilted Birdhouses are $45 each and are available on my website.



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