Bird quilts capture the essence of nature’s beauty, bringing the charm of the outdoors into your home. Our roundup of Bird Quilt Patterns showcases a delightful array of designs, each featuring these feathered friends in various artistic styles. From realistic portrayals to whimsical interpretations, these patterns cater to a range of quilting skills and preferences. Whether you’re creating a focal piece for your living room or a heartfelt gift, our roundup of bird quilt patterns is sure to inspire your next quilting project with their unique blend of color, texture, and natural grace.
Free Bird Quilt Patterns – Top Picks
The GO! Birdhouse Nine Patch Party Quilt, a free pattern by Mary Anne Fontana for AccuQuilt, presents a whimsical world where birds thrive in their charming community. Ideal for bird enthusiasts, this vibrant throw quilt brings a burst of color and joy to any space. It’s perfect for cozy moments on the porch, wrapped in its warmth while observing the delightful avian life in your garden. The design’s lively birdhouses create a sense of playful community, making it an excellent addition to your home decor. Size: 44″ x 44″
The GO! Bird House High Rise Quilt, a captivating free pattern by Mary Anne Fontana for AccuQuilt, is a must-have for bird lovers. This wall-hanging quilt, measuring 12″ x 42″, ideal for entryways or back porches, offers a picturesque view for your morning relaxation while listening to birdsong. Its design features a creative stack of colorful, fun birdhouses on a pole, injecting a playful and charming vibe into your space. Whether you’re a bird enthusiast or simply appreciate unique quilt designs, this pattern is a delightful addition to your home.
Designer: Heidi Pridemore for Andover Fabrics
The Aria Songbirds Quilt, designed by Heidi Pridemore of The Whimsical Workshop using Andover Fabrics’ Aria collection, is an ideal project for those seeking a bird-themed quilt. This free pattern employs fusible appliqué for the birds and branches, enhancing its visual appeal. Its background features a distinctive curved strip pattern, skillfully designed to be manageable without excessive waviness. Suitable for advanced beginners, this quilt measures 40 inches by 54 inches, making it a charming and artistic addition to any space.
Designer: Justquiltin with Denise Russart
The Birdbath quilt pattern, creatively designed by Denise Russart, is a unique and charming addition to any home, particularly suitable for sprucing up a bathroom entrance. This delightful pattern centers around an adorable depiction of a bird enjoying a bath, bringing a whimsical touch to the design. Measuring 30 inches by 30 inches, it’s the perfect size to create a welcoming and playful atmosphere. Whether you’re a seasoned quilter or just starting out, this pattern is sure to add a dash of fun and creativity to your quilting projects.
Designer: Tilda’s World
The Mango Garden Quilt, a vibrant and charming offering from Tilda’s World, is an intermediate-level pattern that beautifully captures a scene of parrots joyfully interacting among ripe mangoes and lush tree branches. Utilizing the Bloomsville Night blue colorway fabric collection, this quilt exudes an air of cheerfulness and warmth. Measuring 65 ½ inches by 83 ½ inches, it’s perfect for adding a touch of whimsy and color to any room. This pattern invites quilters to indulge in the fun and creativity of quilting, guaranteeing a joyful experience and a splendid result that enlivens any space.
Designer: Melinda Honn for McCallsQuilting
The Bird Block, a delightful free quilt block pattern designed by Melinda Honn for McCallsQuilting, is perfect for quilters seeking a charming and intermediate-level project. This foundation-pieced pattern results in a beautifully detailed bird block, measuring 5 inches by 6 inches. Ideal for adding a touch of nature and whimsy to your quilts, this pattern allows for creativity in fabric choice, letting you bring to life a colorful, feathered friend. Whether used as a stand-alone block or incorporated into a larger quilt, it adds a unique and artistic element to your quilting repertoire.
Designer: Debby Kratovil for PB Textiles
Pecking Order is a captivating free quilt pattern designed by Debby Kratovil for PB Textiles, featuring the Bird Watchers collection by Norman Wyatt and Suede by P&B Textiles. Measuring 35 inches by 39 inches, this design is perfect for confident beginners. The quilt beautifully showcases a birdhouse with two birds in flight above it, surrounded by flowers below. Utilizing the applique technique, this pattern allows for creative expression in fabric choices, bringing the scene to life with texture and color. Ideal for nature lovers, this pattern adds a charming and serene touch to any room.
Designer: Riley Blake Designs
The Pieced Bird Block is a delightful free quilt block pattern from Riley Blake Designs, measuring a finished 8 inches. This pattern offers an engaging project for quilters, complete with detailed cutting instructions and a step-by-step tutorial accompanied by clear photographs. The design involves piecing together fabric pieces to create a charming bird motif, perfect for adding a whimsical touch to any quilt. Whether you’re creating a single decorative piece or integrating it into a larger quilt, the charming bird design is sure to bring a sense of joy and whimsy to your quilting project.
Add a dash of charm to your decor with GO! Day & Night Hanging Out Quilt, a free quilt pattern by Mary Anne Fontana for AccuQuilt. This project lets you weave an enchanting tale of colorful birds and birdhouses using a plethora of fabric colors that spark your creative journey. Perfect for every bird lover, these delightful day and night wall hangings serve as picturesque gifts or a splash of color for your own space. Measuring 15 inches by 28 inches, these quilt pieces blend artistic creativity and homey comfort beautifully.
Designer: Kelly Lee-Creel for Andover Fabrics
Bring whimsy to your quilts with Cuckoo Clock Quilt by Kelly Lee-Creel for Andover Fabrics, featuring their collection, Storybook Lane. This stunning 48″ x 48″ quilt invites you to create your own unique story about the adorable bird perched on top of the eye-catching clock. The clock face, formed by Dresden Plate wedges, is machine-stitched for a robust finish. Complementing the birdhouse are Flying Geese Blocks, forming the pendulum, made effortlessly via a stitch-and-flip method. Even beginners will find this project simple, yet deeply satisfying.
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Designer: Pat of Mizpats
Happy Tweets Bird Quilt Pattern by Pat of Mizpats is an engaging and joyous quilting project. This digital pattern provides detailed applique templates for thirteen unique birds and a special label, alongside instructions for crafting the background blocks and an attractive curved border. Measuring approximately 46″ x 60″, this quilt is perfect for adding a vibrant, cheerful touch to any room. The combination of charming bird designs with intricate applique work makes this quilt a delightful endeavor for quilters looking to create a piece that’s both fun and visually striking.
Designer: Sandra Healy Designs
The Robin Quilt Block Pattern by Sandra Healy Designs is a beautiful, festive addition to your quilting projects. Perfect for creating gifts or home décor items like pillows, table runners, or wall hangings, this 12″ square block (excluding seam allowances) can be used alone or paired with other blocks from the Christmas range. It features a charming robin design, crafted through machine piecing using squares, rectangles, and basic patchwork techniques like half-square triangles. The pattern provides clear instructions for cutting pieces with a rotary cutter and quilting ruler, although it doesn’t include actual size templates. This pattern is ideal for adding a touch of holiday cheer to any quilted item.
Designer: Lindsey Neill of Pen and Paper Patterns
The Sparrows Quilt Pattern by Lindsey Neill of Pen and Paper Patterns is a delight for advanced beginners and beyond. Measuring 65 1/2″ x 71″, this traditionally pieced, block-based quilt captures the essence of sparrows in a charming and artistic manner. The pattern is thoughtfully designed to guide you in creating a scrappy version using fat quarters, allowing for a playful mix of colors and patterns. It’s an excellent project for those looking to expand their quilting skills while making a visually captivating quilt that showcases the beauty and simplicity of sparrows.
Busy Birds by Pipersgirls is a captivating quilt pattern that combines scrappy paper-pieced birds with three-dimensional pinwheels, creating a delightful and dynamic design. This pattern is perfect for quilters who enjoy a mix of techniques and a scrappy aesthetic. The result is a visually engaging 51″ x 51″ quilt that showcases an array of fabrics and textures, making it a joy to both make and display. Ideal for intermediate quilters, this pattern offers a wonderful opportunity to dive into paper piecing and dimensional work, while crafting a unique and beautiful quilt.
Designer: Bev of Flamingo Toes
Embrace the vibrancy of summer with the delightful Fabulous Flamingo quilt pattern, a charming creation by Bev of Flamingo Toes. Perfect for lovers of pink and the iconic flamingo, this quilt is an excellent project for beginners. Its pixelated square design simplifies assembly, allowing for easy sewing of squares into blocks and then joining them to craft this tropical-themed quilt. Bev suggests using a rotary cutter and mat for efficient and precise fabric cutting. Grab your brightest summer fabrics and embark on this fun quilting journey. The finished quilt, measuring 63 inches by 83 inches, is ideal for cozying up under the stars, bringing a touch of summer warmth to any setting.
Designer: Elizabeth Hartman
Pretty Birds by Elizabeth Hartman is a tropical birds sampler quilt pattern that captures the vibrant essence of exotic avians. Ideal for intermediate quilters, especially those comfortable with small pieces, this fat quarter-friendly pattern offers two sizes: a charming small quilt at 36″ x 41″ and a more substantial large quilt measuring 69″ x 79″. The design showcases a collection of colorful, detailed birds, making it a delightful project for anyone passionate about nature and birdlife. It’s a perfect blend of challenge and beauty, bringing a touch of the tropics into your quilting.
Our group member tested out this Bird Quilt Pattern and here is her feedback:
“My first try at doing a birdy” – Gertie Ottens
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Here Are More Bird Quilt Pattern Ideas For Inspiration
We see a delightful array of designs that capture the enchanting world of birds in fabric and thread. These patterns offer a range of complexity, from simple appliqués to intricate piecings, catering to quilters of all skill levels. With their versatility in design and size, these patterns are perfect for those who wish to combine their love for quilting with the natural elegance of our feathered friends.