Monday, April 01, 2013

My Colorful Monday Morning Design Wall

It must be the arrival of Spring that has influenced my choices ... these blocks on my design wall makes me smile whenever I walk into the room. 

On the Design Wall

I've finished a few more hand-pieced blocks from Bonnie's Sunflower QAL (from 2010) in the past couple weeks.  I was excited about making progress on this 3-years old project but ran into an oops over the weekend when I pulled out the rest of the block patterns which Bonnie had kindly mailed to me in Texas and found I'm missing one.  Ruh roh.  I'm telling myself that it's an opportunity to try to design a block and create templates for the 12th pattern.

6 Bird Blocks on the Design Wall
I like the way the birds look at the top of the wall, a little like birds on a white.   These are my April blocks for the Block Lotto.

They are a 6 by 9 inch (finished size) basic bird block, made in bright colors with black (or black and white) beaks and legs on a soft blue background.  Makers can decide if they want to make left- or right-facing birds and can make some choices about how tall and how to position the legs ... after I made them, I realized that several of mine look like they're striking a pose a la Angelina Jolie at the Oscars.

Bird Block Pattern CoverYou can download a print-friendly copy of the pattern here:

Bird Block Pattern

If you would like to join us for the Block Lotto and make bird blocks to enter for a chance to win more, you's find the April guidelines here:

April is for the Birds

(I will also add it to my Freebies page for future reference.)

And more information about the Block Lotto and how it works, here:


The butterfly blocks are rejects from Cock-a-Doodle Tea Towel are still on the wall because I have a plan for them ... I just need to find the time and inclination.

Today, I'm joining the list at Lynn's BOMs Away Monday and Judy's Design Wall Monday.

15 comments:

Bridget said...

Those birds made me chuckle. Love them and the colors!

Quilting Nonnie said...

Those birds are adorable and your idea of putting them on top of the "wall" is perfect.

Frances said...

Some lovely blocks, your workspace must be a lovely cheerful place to be!

~Kris~ said...

Love all your bright colors. They are really eye catching.

Katie said...

so beautiful

QuiltSwissy said...

Those birds are totally radical.......I LOVE them. They are like the bassets, you can't help but
smile when you see them!

Sherrill said...

Love both your projects--the QAL blocks AND birds are both so pretty and colorful. May hafta try a bird or two.

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P. said...

Love your colorful birds and sunflower blocks! The do look like birds on a wire placed along the top like that. Such fun!

Rhonda said...

You are so right, those colors are bright and colorful and makes one smile.

Béa said...

Love your blocks and bright colours !

LynCC said...

Hello Sophie - so nice to "meet" you at BOMs Away! I'd be smiling, too, if I had those up on my design wall! I just love the birds together with the New York Beauties - don't they look cool paired up? gets me thinking, actually. . .

Gari in AL said...

Great blocks and cute birds. And a very colorful wall.

Sue Daurio said...

Yep those blocks added a little sunshine to my day!

Sharon@Sharon at Home said...

Hi ... the link to the pattern doesn't work for me. can you email?

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