Honestly I had every intention of including all of this yesterday – but then I ran out of time. 🙂 So let’s pick up where we left off….
My friend Elena sewed this adorable Birdie Big Blocks pattern in the Just Dreamy fabric! (By the way, these photos are all hers -she has graciously allowed me to use them for my blog) After reading the pattern we made a couple minor changes that I’d like to share with you –
We opted to use 10 different fabrics in 1/2 yard cuts. This makes the background of each block and the binding all different. Also by using 1/2 yard cuts you start out with an 18 inch square instead of a 19 inch square. This didn’t affect the rest of the pattern – you just end up with a quilt that is a little bit smaller.
I loved it so much I had to make it available as a kit as well – You can buy it here. If you decide to make this pattern using other fabrics I really would love to see! Like I said – we used 10 fabrics in 1/2 yard cuts. The pattern is available here.
The really cool thing is that you end up with a bit of scrap fabric – and I just love what Elena did with that! She made a really cute baby quilt! She shrunk the birdie pattern down 50% and put it on a 9 inch block. Then just used basic strip-work for three rows. The forth row is the left over binding fabric. Super super cute – and her daughter is a cutie too – don’t you think? 🙂
Thanks, Elena for letting me share this! (And if anyone else has a project you’d like to share with my readers, please feel free to email me.)