Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Birds of Paradise

Today was like any other day.  I sat down to my desk to work and I flipped the calendar page to see what the block for today was going to be.  I have a list of the days I have to use certain templates, and as soon as I saw the Birds of Paradise block I remembered, oh yes, here we go again.

As I look at these blocks all day I decipher how I am going to construct them, how many pieces need to be cut, and then try to decide a color scheme for the day.  This is one of those blocks that totally took me by surprise when it was finished.  I looks nothing like the bunch of squares I was looking at all day.  It takes on a life of its own, so much so it actually surprised me when I went to photograph it.  I absolutely love it.  It is block number 80 of 366 and is a 12-inch block.

The last time I used this template I had promised a few readers that I would show how I line up the pieces before sewing them together.

The top picture probably shows it a little bit better, but there is just a tiny bit of overlap on the ends.  You can click on the picture to enlarge it.

I'm linking today with Fabric Tuesday.  Thank you so much for stopping by and don't forget the giveaway.  You have until March 24 to enter.  Happy Stitching!!  --Kristen


loralie said...

I really like this block. My grandmother made me a quilt in this pattern when I was a child. It was one of the first quilts I made also.
I'm enjoying your daily blocks.

krisgray said...

What a pretty block!

Needled Mom said...

Pretty block!

Sherry said...

The block is sooo pretty!

scraphappy said...

Beautiful block. The tri recs ruler will make the pointy star blocks as well. Using templates for one block is OK, but I can't imagine making an entire quilt that way.

Kaye R said...

Right that is it, just checked your blog to find 5 days have passed. My life is way to busy at the moment and needs to slow down. There is definitely something wrong when I can't check your lovely blog every day to see what you have been up to.