Wednesday, September 24, 2014

52 Weeks of Twisted Traditional Blocks Quilt Along


Happy Wednesday everyone! Today, I'm showing you my creation for the 52 Weeks of Twisted Traditional Blocks Quilt-Along hosted by Kim of Persimon Dreams. The quilt-along explores traditional blocks that have been "twisted" into a secondary image like a house or a bird (like mine). 
I love traditional blocks and you can never go wrong with them! So, the Red Bird, Blue Skies quilt block is a twist from the Sickle quilt block. 
While I don't think the block resembles a sickle at all, I did see a bird in flight. Just by changing one of the four-patch units and adding a little beak, it instantly became a bright little bird! I used the Somerset collection by Fig Tree Quilts for my bird and added some small black buttons for the eyes. Head on over to Kim's blog to see other fun blocks from the quilt along and download the Red Bird, Blue Skies quilt block pattern to make your own version. Have an amazing day quilters! 

11 comments:

CathyK said...

So cute and very creative! Love it!

Hildy said...

Such a cute and great idea!

Laura Bradford said...

I enjoy visiting interesting blogs. Jan from sew and sow farm says hello and I saw keep up the good work. I will drop in again. I love to learn new things daily. Thanks

PersimonDreams said...

adorable! Thanks so much for twisting a traditional block!

Shequiltzwitit said...

Looked at all the blocks so far......impressive!
Great ideas flowing...... Off I go to quilt of course!

Quilting Tangent said...

I like the bird.

Nancy said...

Your bird is so cute.

Sigi G said...

This looks like fun. Love my traditional blocks best. Love your bird block!!

kathy cothran said...

Kim,
This is the cutest block idea. I am seeing bird blocks alternating with maple leaf blocks and flying geese trees to name a couple of quilts. Love your blog and web site. Keep the fun coming.
Thanks,
Kathy

Michele said...

OMG! This is SO cute. Thanks for posting and for sharing.

Carla said...

We could put our twisted blocks together for a birds of a feather quilt. Great block!