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Quilted Bird House with Toy Bird Rattles

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When a beautiful little baby girl Lily was born a few months ago and her mom (my cousin) decorated her room all in birds I decided to make this quilted bird house with some bird rattle toys to go along with it as a baby gift.

I used scrap fabric and a few pieces of felt (an a lot of thread!) to sew the pieces. This is a combination of machine sewing, hand sewing and embroidery. I worked on it each night for about 2 ½ hours and it took me about 7 days.

You will need the following items to construct the birdhouse:

- Scrap pieces of patterned cotton fabric – if you are buying the fabric you will want no more than ¼ yard of each pattern.
- 4 or 5 sheets of felt
- 4 bundles of thread
- Scrap batting – if you are purchasing the batting you will need very little – about 1/3 yard to be safe.
- Sharp scissors
- Sewing needles
- Sewing machine – it could be done all by hand but would take longer to do.
- An embroidery book if you don’t know the stitches by heart.
- A pattern of pieces - My pattern is shown above. If you are following this pattern you will use the square pattern (6 x 6 inches) 3 times for 2 sides and 1 bottom piece and the pointed pattern (6 x 6 inch with a 2 inch high triangle on top) 2 times for the front and back pieces. You will see the roof pattern in step 10. It is 7 inches wide by 11 inches long.
- 4 bells – if you want the birds to be rattles when completed.
 
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luluka1 year ago
Amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! so so so cute you're clever! beautiful!!! love this ♥♥♥
wold630 (author)  luluka1 year ago
Thanks!
flyingpuppy2 years ago
Love how you set up the photos too! Looks like my felted coat dog (did you know Cockers are bird dogs?) is making his way over to your birds. : )
MicioGatta2 years ago
Oh, so cute!!!!!!! I love it. Maybe I'll do one with birdies for my sister and one with kittens for myself :D
gardnesl2 years ago
Creative idea! What fun for a baby and it's a soft toy too!!!
bajablue2 years ago
Heirloom gifts are so special. Beautiful gift!!!
This is beautiful! and such a thoughtful home made gift for a baby :)
Adorable! I love the little birds. :)