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Category: Birds

Swan Quilt Block

Grouping Example

Grouping illustration of swan quilt blocks

Block Construction

Exploded version of the Swan Quilt Block

Coloring Sheets

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Eagle Quilt Block

Block Construction

Image of Exploded version of Eagle Quilt Block
Exploded version of Eagle Quilt Block

Flutterby Quilt Block

Flutterby Quilt Block shown in a grouping of four

Image of a Grouping of 4 Flutterby Quilt Blocks
Grouping of 4 Flutterby Quilt Blocks

Example

This quilt was made from a pattern in Jen Kingwell's book, "Quilt Lovely" which uses the Flutterby Quilt Block. A link to the book on Amazon is shown below.

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Block Construction

BlockLib_Flutterby_Exp
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Coloring Sheets

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Swallow Quilt Block

This block was named the Swallow Quilt Block for its resemblance to a swallow, a graceful bird often seen swooping in the sky feasting on mosquitos and other flying insects. It's easy to see the "wings" of the swallow in the design, even if they are more triangular rather than the smooth curves seen in the silhouette of a flying swallow.

This block is classified as a 4 patch. Below are a few layouts to show you how the block might be used in a small quilt design.

Illustration of straight row layout of Swallow Quilt Block
Straight row ayout of Swallow Quilt Blocks
Illustration of alternating block layout of Swallow Quilt Block
Alternating block layout of Swallow Quilt Blocks
Illustration of a baby quilt using the Swallow Quilt Block
Crib Size layout using Swallow Block
Illustration for asmall quilt using the Swallow Quilt Block
Layout 2 for a baby quilt using the Swallow Quilt Block

Block Construction

Image of Exploded version of The Swallow Quilt Block
Exploded version of The Swallow Quilt Block

Coloring Sheets

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Hovering Hawks Quilt Block

The Hovering Hawks Quilt Block pays homage to a bird of prey that was so often a part of rural life. Hawks can be found in just about every habitat in North American - from deserts to wetlands to prairies - so it's not surprising that a quilt block was named in their honor.

This block is a simple four-patch comprised of squares and triangles. You may have noticed that it is quite similar in construction to the Anvil Quilt Block, except the central square in the Anvil is replaced with two smaller squares and two half square triangles.

Traditionally it is made in either two or three colors. A star is formed when four blocks are arranged as shown below, and using a third color for the middle triangles highlights the star effect.

Grouping Examples

Example: 4 Block Grouping

Grouping 4 of these blocks in alternating fashion creates a star.

Image of Grouping of 4 Hovering Hawk Blocks
Grouping of 4 Hovering Hawk Blocks
illustration of a 3x3 grouping of hovering hawks quilt blocks

Example: 3x3 Block Grouping

Block Construction

BlockLib_HoveringHawks_exp

Coloring Sheets

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