Friday, 24 June 2011

New Birdbath blocks

The lovely block called Birdbath caught my eye on Hyacinth Quilt Designs, but it is originally from a book called The Practical Guide to Patchwork by Elizabeth Hartman.  This block will feature on the back of my Birds in the window quilt

Here I have 2 new birdbath blocks with different bird fabrics.  I am using a mixture of solids and prints as the borders.  

A pink one -

An orange one -

A threesome - in a triangle formation 

A foursome - in a square formation -

And in a cross or circle formation with square in the middle -

In my previous post I mentioned that there will be a lot of background between these blocks - it is supposed to be the back of the quilt after all  - and I asked for suggestions for the background colour.  Both Mary and Katie suggested pink....but looking at these formations I am not so sure there will be any background....

What shall I do now?  Make more of these addictive blocks of course!!  Haha laughing madly all the way to the cutting board and sewing machine....?   

Whatever, I am sure there is more room for pink - thanks Mary and Katie!


Previous post here


  1. Loving the pink one! I think a neutral or green background would work to set off the colours of all the different blocks.

  2. These blocks are so fantastic!

  3. I'm back in town! What a cute set of blocks!! more! More!!

  4. These blocks are adorable! I like the light green background. It seems to complement all the block colors well.


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