A Variety of Projects With Becky's Flock of Fun

Make your dream holiday quilt with Becky Goldsmith! The Birds in Toyland quilt is playful, whimsical, and maybe a bit mischievous. ;) These birds have personality! The Christmas trees signify the season, and the string of lights on the quilt provides a festive glow that will make you smile.

Make the whole quilt or choose the blocks you like best to make smaller projects like pillows, wall quilts, table toppers, and more. The block templates are 8” and 10” but you can enlarge the blocks to any size to fit your own creative ideas! During the course, Becky will teach you how to master wool hand-appliqué and needle-turn hand-appliqué with clear and upclose instructions. You can choose either technique or combine both for a unique combination of the two. Spark joy as you embellish your Birds in Toyland projects with sequins, beads, ribbons, and trim to make your quilt bright and sparkly.

What you will learn

  • Learn all of the hand appliqué techniques needed to make Birds in Toyland in both cotton and wool.

  • Stitching videos are shown for both right- and left-handed students.

  • Bring on the bling! Becky shows you how to make this quilt truly your own by adding sequins, beads, ribbon, trim, and embroidery.

  • Blocks are totally versatile! Use them in a quilt (or two!), table topper, pillows, or decorate a tote.

  • Includes access to course videos, downloads, the Creative Spark private community, and discussion with your instructor. Your course content does not expire.


  • +Free eBook of Birds in Toyland is included.

  • +Bonus pattern for a wall hanging inspired by the Quilt is ready for download.

  • + Access to an active community board of folks also working on their quilts. Share ideas and be inspired by others!

Holiday Appliqué: Birds in Toyland

Make a Christmas quilt that will become an instant family treasure. Learn hand sewing techniques that include needleturn appliqué, wool appliqué, a little bit of embroidery, and so much more. This is a happy quilt for all skill levels.

Course Curriculum

  • Welcome to the course!

    1 Video 3 Texts

  • Patterns, Supplies, Handout, and Block Photos


  • Chapter #1: Choose Fabric & Embellishments

    5 Videos

  • Chapter #2: Templates and Placement Overlays

    2 Videos

  • Chapter #3: Prepare Backgrounds

    1 Video

  • Chapter #4: Prepare Needleturn Applique Shapes

    2 Videos

  • Chapter #5: Prepare Wool Applique Shapes

    5 Videos

  • Chapter #6: Sewing Notions

    2 Videos

  • Chapter #7: Needleturn Hand Applique Techniques

    28 Videos

  • Bonus: Bias Stem Light Cords

    2 Videos

  • Chapter #8: Wool Applique

    10 Videos

  • Chapter #9: Embroidery

    7 Videos

  • Chapter #10: Machine Quilting

    5 Videos

  • Chapter #11: Bring on the Bling!

    3 Videos

  • Next steps

    1 Video 1 Text