Birds on a Wire

Click here to download instructions for Birds on a Wire (PDF)

Because my quilts are scrappy and made from stash, fabric yardage calculations for most of my quilt instructions are not  available and when included, they are estimates only – click here for more information.

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This is a quick quilt I designed for Mom to use fabric leftover from a kit from Connecting Threads. It’s a good one for using focus fabrics.


Here’s Mom’s finished top. You can see that the focus print is different in the design and in the actual quilt. I downloaded the fabric from Connecting threads to use in EQ7 but the scale of the print was off some — not a problem since it didn’t need to be exactly like the design anyway.

birds on a wire

After all these years, I decided I’d make one of these too!

11 thoughts on “Birds on a Wire

  1. DeeDee Isaacs

    Mary….I agree with Sherry and can’t wait to use some Christmas focus fabric
    for a similar rendition of your pretty quilt.
    Thanks for all you do, your quilt patterns are my favorites!


  2. Teresa D.

    So happy I came across your site. I have these same fabrics from them and am nearly done re-inventing from the original kit instructions. I really like yours too!


  3. Susan Bruce

    Isee that you use fabric from Connecting Threads, I’m how you like it,how does it look and feel after laundering. I really enjoy reading your blog,you are very talented,your quilts are lovely.
    Thank you for sharing.
    Susan in Manitoba


  4. Margaret Stallbaumer

    This is the first time I have visited your site. I came here because I recently purchased the Accuquilt log cabin die, and was looking for more information on how to use it. Thank you for what you do, as I’m sure it requires hours and hours of your time. I will be a frequent visitor to your site.


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