This is a block that was designed by Janeen, over at Quiltartblogspot.com.
I have never really been a fan of paper piecing. This year I felt
like sewing something different so this is filling that niche.
I am surprised at how long it took to create this cute little bird.
Janeen needed some help creating some of the blocks she has
designed for an upcoming magazine article. She publishes a
magazine called qadpublishingblogspot.com.
This little spring chick is for the March/April edition.
The pattern can be bought on her Craftsy store.
This is a quilt that Laurie created for a friend of hers. It is so
neat to see how a simple pattern can really make a nice design
Here is a closer view of the individual block itself. It consists of
4 squares that are cut up and randomly moved around. Each square
has the same layout but the different fabrics will take a different
spot ineach of the blocks.
The fabric itself is pretty rich looking as well. Carol decided
that she wanted a fairly simple panto on the quilt top. She chose
“Celtic Braid.” The thread used was a white polyester thread,
used on the top and the backing.
I really like the medallion in the middle of this square. It
would make a nice motif for sititching. I know, I have
Here is the backing. It is a white color and shows the quilting
A close up of the stitching on the backing.
Here is a teaser for you for next week. Linda
created this amazing BOM quilt at a local Quilt Shop
in the area, Country Concessions. Next week, I will give
you some more pictures of it. It is now finished and
done. Stay warm.
11 thoughts on “Spring Chick, anyone?”
That little bird looks very springy. The bright colours make him stand out.
Are you ready for spring? Maybe this will put us all in the mood.
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Stunning wee bird but Ohhhhh so so tiny pieces. What patience you have? Cheers Glenda PS Also love that grey quilt.
Incredible the bird. Beautiful!!!!
The little bird is amazing! I feel the same way about paper piecing and haven’t quite jumped in just yet. I just think applique is much easier and faster!
Paper piecing is a bit of work too but it is fun. It reminds me of doing a puzzle. YOu make all the little pieces as fast as you can so you can see what the entire piece
will look like when you finish it.
It has been a very long time since i did foundation piecing… It just gets so tedious, but now and then one or two blocks are useful…. the bird is quite exquisite!
Do love this bird – I can see it would take lots of time but well spent time indeed.
This birdie is adorable! I love your fabrics!! Doesn’t Janeen make beautiful designs??!!
Yes, Janeen is very talented.
What a cute bird pattern. The white in his eye is an especially nice touch.