Friday, January 12, 2024

The Nest - Project Quilting Challenge #15-1

Have you participated in Project Quilting? I played a long a few times last year and hope to do the same this year. 

The first challenge is Bird House - read about it here. My inspiration came from a pile of colorful selvages. When my daughter was young, she would leave my fabric scraps outside hoping a bird would use them to build a next. We were never sure if this actually happened but this was my inspiration for my quilt!

I pinned strips to a foam board and started weaving. Once I was satisfied, I carefully slid a background piece of fabric underneath the weaving, added batting and backing and then started quilting.

After everything was secure, I kept adding scraps on top and further securing them with quilting thread. 

It was fun to just play in my sewing room when working on this one. I doubt a birds nest has ever been this colorful before but it is nice to think my smaller scraps could be used this way!

Have a wonderful day! Patty


  1. Very smart to start out by weaving together the base and then adding extra scraps on top. I love the inspiration being inspired by your daughter!

  2. How fun! I love that you began with weaving fabric. Seems like that would be a relatively easy thing to do, especially using selvages. I like the way you improv-ed it by scattering more selvages on top. Perfect for a cozy bird's nest. I've never heard of Project Quilting, so it's nice to see how you're participating.

  3. I LOVE this so much! Seriously - so cool!

  4. How on earth did I miss this post! I love this nest ! Colorful, scrappy, messy nest! The best!

  5. What a fun interpretation of the Bird House prompt for PQ 15.1!!


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