May 26, 2015

It's for the Birds

Doves in the Window image © W. Russell,
Doves in the Window quilt block
Lame, I know, but I couldn't resist since this featured quilt block is called Doves in the Window. This seven patch block (so named because it is built on a 7 x 7 grid) is not difficult because it contains only the most basic of patches -- the rectangle, square and half square triangles. And ... although the block is constructed on a 7 x 7 grid, it does not contain 49 pieces. Whew!

Doves in the Window
Like many quilt blocks, you will notice similarities to other blocks -- in this case to Bear's Paw. The only difference I can see between the two blocks is what direction the half square triangles are pointing.Take a look and compare for yourself.

The next step is deciding on what kind of layout to use for your own quilt.

Download  the free quilt block patterns:

Ancient Chinese Proverb

  • "A bird does not sing because it has an answer. It sings because it has a song."

'Doves in the Window' images © W. Russell,

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