Robin in the rain quilt block

It’s pouring rain as I write this, appropriate for a little project I started last week. This little guy is a design by Lorna over at Sew Fresh Quilts. If you’re familiar with her work you know that she is so creative and has created quite the library of animal blocks … if an animal exists, I think she can figure out how to quilt it! When I saw this pattern I new it was one I had to try right away, and I’m super-pleased with how it turned out. (Note that I accidentally flipped my eye piece in this block, if one actually follows the instructions it will appear a little lower on the face.)

Bird quilt block design by Sew Fresh Quilts. Pattern is part of a pattern for a quilted table runner.

It came together so quickly, and the small pieces are fantastic for using up scraps, I am definitely going to make a full table runner out of this (the pattern includes instructions for both single blocks and a complete runner), should make a great Christmas present for someone!



ice cream block + building blocks tuesday!

Hey everyone, and welcome. I’m really happy to be hosting Quilter in the Closet’s Building Blocks Tuesday this week … please share your blocks (or any other quilt-y projects you’ve got on the go) in the linkup below!

I was so excited about hosting, I wanted to do something special. Presenting … the ice cream block. School’s out, Canada Day and the Fourth of July are just past, so the timing seems right. My small stack of Carolyn Friedlander’s Doe fabric was crying out to be used, and I have to say I’m pretty in love with the way the “Subivided” print works as a background here.

ice cream quilt block free pattern

The block is 12.5 inches square, and you can make it with scraps. There are two template pieces involved and the rest are just easily measured blocks. Get the free pattern (including templates) when you sign up for the Patch + Dot newsletter. Thanks again to Jen for the opportunity to host this week! Also linking up with: And Sew We Craft, Quilt Story, Fresh Squeezed Fabrics, and the Winthrop Chronicles.