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BH3 Block 4 - Birdhouse

BH3 Block 4 - Birdhouse

Written by: 
Carrie Nelson

Jan Patek has been designing for over much of her life - she's an artist whose media is needle, thread and fiber.  She began publishing in the late 1980s and early 1990s, and over the years, she's remained an original designer with a distintive style.  Fabric?  Jan's first collection was Brannock & Patek's From the Prairie in 1995.

After feeding dogs and chickens, Jan's days begin with a bit of appliqué, or a lot of it.  Birdhouse can be made in four sizes - 4", 6", 8" and 12" finished. 

BH3 Block 4 Jan Patek Applique

The instructions for Birdhouse are on Jan's blog - Jan Patek Quilts.

If you're not sure about needleturn appliqué, Jan has several terrific videos that will help with tips and techniques.  This block would also be lovely with wool appliqué, or with fusible, machine-stitched appliqué

Be sure to check out what the other Block Heads are sharing - there are sure to be a few tips and variations:

BH3 Block 4 Jan Patek

If you missed, find the instructions for Birdhouse - Jan Patek Quilts.

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