This is my second year joining in on the Monthly Color Blocks with Jen form Patterns by Jen. I always enjoy her blocks, something a little different in each one. This month’s block is fun, as it combines two blocks that are often combined in quilts, but not in a block that I can think of.
This bird may be one of my new favorites. In the Wikipedia article, there were two things that caught my attention. The first was how desirable these birds are in the garden as they love to eat bugs. The second is that they have a place in Iroquois mysticism and are said to ward off the icy power of Sawiskera, or Flint, the spirit of winter. Their call does something miraculous – it causes winter to flee and the ice to melt. Now, that is help I would welcome most any winter!
These are simple pieces and a simple block. I love the blue and the way this turned out. So many times I think that it will be too dull with the same fabric line, but then something electric happens and it looks terrific. I hope you enjoy your block and this first day of June.
Once again, when the linkup opens, my photo above will take you to the blogpost with the link. Until then, happy sewing.
Coming Up on the Blog:
Tips and Tutorial (6/22)
Stitching Sunshine Hop (6/25)
Patterns by Jen