It’s been so long since I last posted and I wonder where all the time could possibly have gone to!
I have been sewing away busily though even if this little blog has been gathering dust. I am delighted to finally show you this bird block. (You can get your pdf copy now in my shop.)
This is such a quick block to sew and is so readily customised! You could make a festive robin or a Halloween wall-hanging of grey and black ravens. A table topper of summer swallows would be stunning and how cute would a baby quilt be!? As you can see, I couldn’t stop making bird blocks!
The Littlest One picked a Moda Chantilly layer cake as she reckoned she was about due a new quilt for her room. Especially as she has just past her tenth birthday!
The block is traditionally pieced and, as it’s based around 2.5″ inch pieces, it’s great for using up left-over precut pieces.
The bird block finishes up at 10″ x 12.5″ so with a simple border it would make a super pillow cover. I intend to make up this block into a pillow for my studio chair but I haven’t completed it just yet.
In time, I will sew all the ‘Chantilly’ bird blocks into a twin size quilt for the Littlest One. At the minute it’s on hold though as I’m working on a new Christmas project. There will be a new post following soon to let you know how you can get your hands on a free copy!
I’m also in the middle of designing a baby quilt for my niece and it is animal themed too. I wonder what animals you most like on quilts? I can’t wait to start sewing this project! I’ll show you the first few blocks as soon as they’re stitched.
In the meantime, whatever you’re working on, happy sewing! xx