Spring Migration

8 Mar

Fellow Quilters,

Me and my gal pals at the ski hill

Me and my gal pals at the ski hill

Last Friday I got together with my gal pals for a fabulous day of skiing, skating and snowshoeing.  It is still very much winter where I live, with enough snow on the ground to (hopefully) snowboard for another 5 weeks.  We’ve had 3 days of 6-10” of fresh powder in the last 15, with more snow coming this week.  Despite that, I can see that Spring is just around the corner – the days are longer and sunnier.Bird Quilt Blocks - Quilt Block Mania  What’s more, the birds are chirping in the trees as I ride up the chair lift.  What an uplifting sound!  I’ve even spotted some robins in the bush on our hikes up the hill – nothing says Spring like the sight of a robin.

Speaking of birds, that’s the theme for this month’s Quilt Block Mania, in a rainbow of bright “toucan” colors.  Like several other blogger participants, I immediately thought of flying geese, probably the most well-known bird block in quilting.  I chose the graphite color for the background since birds start their morning song while it’s still dark.  I combined large as small flying geese since Springtime brings a new batch of young’uns.  And I arranged them in rows, depicting the annual Spring migration.  Here is my Migration block.

My Migration block for QBM March '22

My Migration block for QBM March ’22

The block looks quite ordinary on its own but look what happens when you combine lots of them in a quilt – fun!

Combine 16 Migration blocks for a cool lap quilt

Combine 16 Migration blocks for a cool lap quilt

You can download the free pattern here.  And you can find the links to the other 15 designer’s blocks here:

Birds on a Wire by Carolina Moore
Signs of Spring by Inquiring Quilter
Cute Bird by Powered By Quilting
Flamboyance by Becca Fenstermaker
Migration by Patti’s Patchwork
Peacock Quilt Block by Appliques Quilts and More
Blue Bird by by Mom and Me Quilting Co.
Chubby Chicken Block by Kaye Collins
Hummingbird Quilt Block by Julia of Inflorescence
Flying in Formation by QuiltFabrication
Birds Circling by Nancy Myers
Lorikeets by Sue Griffiths
Fly Away Home by Scrapdash
Puffin Head by Penny Spool Quilts
Birds in the Air by Perkins Dry Goods
There is always one
Budgie on a Branch by Blue Bear Quilts

Last Fall while in Dolphin World in Dominican Republic Hubby snapped this photo of me feeding some colorful parakeets – their claws are sharp on the scalp!

Feeding parakeets in Dominican Republic

Feeding parakeets in Dominican Republic

Speaking of fun, it’s also the first month of the

Two special Quilt-alongs supporting Quilts of Valor

Two special Quilt-alongs supporting Quilts of Valor

For the Brave Quilt-along and With Glowing Hearts Quilt-along – it’s not too late to sign up!  I’ve partnered with Northcott for this fabulous event that runs monthly until December, is free to join and has some terrific prizes.  In my dedicated QAL newsletter I’ll be sharing extra tips to help you piece each of the unique pieced blocks and easily assemble this stunning quilt.  Find all the details here, sign up for the For the Brave QAL newsletter here or the With Glowing Hearts QAL newsletter here.  Wont’ you join me for this special QAL event?

Also check out last week’s post here to see lots of other fun creative things that I’ve been working on lately.  You just might find a new favorite!

Cheers,

Patti

2 Responses to “Spring Migration”

  1. Lori Smanski March 8, 2022 at 10:13 am #

    such a fun block. thank you i love the colors and the pattern they make in a quilt.

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    […] of Spring by Inquiring Quilter Cute Bird by Powered By Quilting Flamboyance by Becca Fenstermaker Migration by Patti’s Patchwork Peacock Quilt Block by Appliques Quilts and More Blue Bird by by Mom and Me Quilting Co. Chubby […]

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