MailBox Birdhouse Quilt -
Glenda’s Quilt – 28” x 40” Maria’s Quilt – 24” x 36”
Our Birdhouses are now ready to welcome this Spring’s new tenants. Maria has made her quilt with a two-color scheme and pieced, geometric blocks. On the other hand, I went with fusible applique and lots of colorful, whimsical details. You’ll see that for some of our blocks the only thing we kept in common was the block number! But in the end we’ve come up with two great versions of the same quilt!
This 5 week series will begin May 3 and will run through June 26. Now the details:
- How to join: First, decide which quilt you would like to make. The pictures below show our finished quilts. If you choose to make my quilt you will receive the individual block designs as shown and my Hand Dyed Sueded Cottons for the duration of the series. If you choose to make Maria's quilt you will receive the block designs as she made them and her Japanese Taupe fabrics.
- How long is the series? The series is 5 weeks. The first week you will receive the fabric and any embellishments used, plus instructions to make the first 2 blocks. Each week for the next 3 weeks you will continue to receive 2 block patterns, fabric, and embellishments (if they are used). On the fifth week, you will receive the border and binding fabrics along with the complete instructions on how to assemble your puzzle quilt. And as a BONUS we will include a special gift--you're going to love it!
- How much to join: The cost for weeks 1-4 will be $18.00 plus $3.00 shipping per week – you will be charged weekly. The fifth week is on us!
- Are you ready? Have you decided which version you would like to make? Click on Maria's quilt to send you to Pinwheels for her Japanese Taupe version – OR – click on my quilt to send you to Liberty Homestead to sign up for my Hand Dyed Sueded Cotton version.
Glenda's Fabric Hand Dyed Sueded Cottons
My 100% cotton fabrics have a wonderful, soft texture and a depth of color and subtle shading only achieved in hand dyeing. The wide range of colors and gradation packs give you an unlimited supply of inspiration and possibilities! It’s to DYE for!
Maria's Fabric Japanese Taupe Fabric
Taupe is a unique fabric most popular among Japanese quilters. The delicate gradation of colors and muted hues gracefully blend two or more color families to create Taupe Prints. Taupe Yarn Dyes are woven fabrics with subtle color and textures created by Japan’s age-old fabric weaving skills and taste.
MailBox Baskets Week 1 Blocks
Here are the first two birdhouses. Maria designed Block 4 and Glenda designed Block 1.
Block 1 using Glenda's Fabrics
Block 4 using Glenda's Fabrics
Block 1 using Maria's Fabrics-yes, Maria took some liberties.
Block 8 using Maria's Fabrics
MailBox Baskets Week 2 Blocks
Here are the next two birdhouses. Glenda designed Block 6 and Maria designed Block 8.