Friday, May 20, 2011

A Bird in the Hand (or 15 of them!!!)

I joined a new bee over on flickr. I know. I know. But I couldn't resist!! It was going to be more of a challenge bee and I was excited to see if I could meet that challenge. I have already had a blast and it only promises to get better!! I volunteered to go first and tossed around different ideas for my blocks.
Spring Birds in Traditional Quilt Blocks
My sister was using this Alexander Henry Larkspur bright bird fabric for a quilt for her MIL, and I love it. Surprise, I know. Me, liking birds in fabric??? Hmmmm....
Spring Birds in Traditional Quilt Blocks
Don't they just scream spring??? Back in late March, when I was planning this, spring was really lagging. And all the colors in the fabrics are favorites of mine. They are so fun just to look at, so that choice became simple.
Spring Birds in Traditional Quilt Blocks
My directions?? An asymmetrical block with part fussy cut bird and part traditional block. Here is my take on the challenge. 
Spring Birds in Traditional Quilt Blocks
I will be sharing the blocks with you as I think about how to put the quilt top together, but if you would like to see the photostream of the bee, click here to check them out. (You will also see some fun trees that were requested for May)

7 comments:

  1. That is soooo beautiful! The colors are fantastic! I really need to work a fabric allowance into our budget.

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  2. These birds/blocks are gorgeous! I was instantly hooked by the vibrant colors.
    Cannot wait to see what the finished quilt will look like! xoxo

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  3. Beautiful fabrics! I love the colors as well as the designs.

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  4. What a fun bee! And of course your birds are going to be stunning. Can't wait to see what the others will come up with.

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  5. Oh oh I love it! Also love the asymmetric element. Can't wait to see your finished quilt!

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  6. this screams Happy Spring to me!

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  7. I really like the bright colors...Alexander Henry fabrics are some of my very favorites! And the white with texture is REALLY cool!
    hugZ,
    annie
    rubyslipperz106.blogspot.com

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