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Wee Little Bird quilted table runner

Posted on: October 9th, 2015 by Lorna McMahon

Last week I shared my applique version of birds in a row.
Today we have a sampling of the pieced variety.

These wee little birds are now a finished quilted table runner!

Love birds perhaps?

Each little bird block finishes at 4″ across by 3.5″ tall.
One looking down….

And one looking up.

The grey print is by Moda. The red is from Robert Kaufman’s Fusion collection and is one of my all time favourite prints. The black for the eyes and the yellow for the beaks are Black Tweed Dot and Yellow Tweed Dot from the Bear Essentials 2 collection by P&B Textiles. The background is Kona Algeria. All the fabrics used in this project were found in my stash and were chosen to coordinate with this festive backing fabric.

Then I quilted this runner with my walking foot in parallel lines with a gentle curve using a variegated Fantastico thread on top and in the bobbin.

For the binding, I once again referred to my Flanged Binding Tutorial to make sure I had the correct measurements for the widths of the main and accent fabrics. It’s been quite a while since I made a flanged binding.

“Wee Little Birds” finished at approximately 12″ x 40″
and was the 57th use of my 100 labels
ordered from Ikaprint.

Looking for a quick Christmas gift idea….
You can find the Wee Little Bird runner pattern here!
Linking up to Finish it up Friday with
Amanda Jean of Crazy Mom Quilts

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36 Responses

  1. Awww those little birdies are sew cute!!

  2. KaHolly says:

    Aw, Lorna, how cute is that! I just love how the birds are positioned, looking up and down at each other. You've got another winner here!

  3. Kathy S. says:

    That's adorable!!! Your backing fabric is perfect too.

  4. KMTrott says:

    Those little birds are sweet! I don't NEED another project… I WANT one 🙂 Well, maybe two because those mittens are cute too.

  5. Carla says:

    Very sweet Lorna. Those tiny square eyes! I like your wavy quilting

  6. What a beautiful table runner. Love those little birds!!

  7. Christine S says:

    Your birds are so cute! What a sweet runner!

  8. That is the perfect backing fabric for the table runner, Lorna! I do like to think of them as love birds. 🙂

  9. Ioleen says:

    A cute and quick runner. Love the backing fabric. Thanks for another fun pattern.

  10. Kathleen says:

    Oh this is just adorable!!

  11. What a sweet runner Lorna, especially the one looking up, the other down, love that. Great choice of fabrics–don't you just love going shopping in your stash when it all works out?! (I may speak from experience, but I've also had the other: when you do not have the right shade of a particular colour…grr) That flanged binding is beautiful! Haven't done that forever, good reminder!

  12. Clarissa says:

    Oh my goodness! This is just adorable!

  13. Eep! Those birds are so darn cute. Hmmm … I'm thinking they'd be the perfect size for Christmas ornaments, too.

  14. What an adorable tablerunner. I love those little birds!

  15. Oh so cute and yes, it looks quick and easy. A perfect thing for a Christmas gift.

  16. Laura Chaney says:

    You could do so many fun things with this pattern to customize it. Olive branch in the birds mouth, or berries, or a little worm even!

  17. JanineMarie says:

    Oh, my, and I thought your dogs were cute! I really like how you coordinated the colors with the backing.

  18. I love the wavy line quilting with the placement of the birds and the flanged binding really looks great.

  19. This is adorable! Robins are my mom's favorite bird, so maybe I need to make one of these for her! 🙂

  20. These birds are darling, Lorna! You use your inspiration from nature well. -Soma

  21. Lara B. says:

    Your wee little robins are just darling Lorna!

  22. Lisa Marie says:

    I'm a sucker for anything with birds on it and this is just totally adorable!

  23. Cathy says:

    Oh Lorna, they turned out too cute! As soon as I saw them, that old song, \”Rockin' Robin,\” popped into my head. Love it!

  24. Oh wow, love these too. I'm gonna make a bird table runner just because of you, Lorna. Now I just have to decide which one I feel like making…probably the pieced one. Gonna use fall color palette I believe…thanks for sharing and inspiring…

  25. They are so cute! I love that they are looking at each other, and their size is perfect for little projects. The flanged binding is a nice touch too.

  26. wish2stitch says:

    I love how the effect of the quilting. Such a sweet pattern.

  27. Ann says:

    You are so clever creating animal blocks. Each becomes my favorite in succession. Congratulations.

  28. Aww these little birdies are so cute.

  29. Glinda ♥ says:

    Just when I think you have outdone yourself in cuteness, you pull out another trick from your quilting hat!! What next?!?

  30. Marian says:

    This is sew very cute Lorna, I really like it.

  31. Oh how cute. I love birds and this just makes me smile. You are so creative! Debbie

  32. Linda says:

    So cute! And I love the fabric you've used on the back! Popping in from Crazy Mom Quilts as part of my blog comment challenge 300 in 30 days!

  33. I am loving this animal block spree you have been on! Keep them coming 🙂 A dear friend is obsessed with birds and you just showed me her christmas gift …. thank you!

  34. legato1958 says:

    Super cute ! I love your little birdies table runner. This is a cute pattern!!Susie

  35. Such sweet little birdies.

  36. I have some of that bird fabric, i used it in a tree skirt and for my Easy Street Christmas quilt. So fun to see it in someone else's photos!