Me and Kitty Lytell’s Birds on a Bough – Wall Hanging Pattern
I fell in love with a new Sizzix die, and trialled it in the making of this tiny quilted wall hanging. I used birds from two different dies to get the combination and placement that I wanted, and I was very happy with the result. Not everyone has Sizzix machines, so we have drawn the templates and include them in the pattern booklet so you will be able to make up exactly what you can see. I used one of my last few cinnamon sticks to hang the piece, which I got from a florist supplier. Whether or not you can still get them I don’t know, but a twig from the garden or from a walk in the park would serve just as well, and go very nicely with the bird theme…
Here are some close ups of the hanging so you can see how it went along the way. I really enjoyed doing the organic echo quilting, just gently meandering around the shapes in a very leisurely way, and as I got out to the borders, I decide that I would just continue to stitch into the border to the very edges of the tiny quilt. The squares were strip pieced, the branch machine sewn using triple stitch for a bit of weight, and the birds, being so tiny, well after much thought, I decided to anchor them with a tiny machine running stitch.