Darting Bird Quilt Block

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The Darting Bird Quilt Block is a 9-patch block made up of squares and half square triangles.  The overall design is asymetrical, and if you look at it going one way you see the bird, but if you look at it the other way, it looks more like a flower or a crown.  Either way,  it has a lovely effect when grouped together or when paired with other blocks.

Skill level:

Confident Beginner

Below is an illustration of four darting bird quilt blocks, with each block rotated 90 degrees.

Image of Darting Bird Quilt Block Grouping
Grouping of four Darting Birds Quilt Blocks

Below are some other examples of how the darting birds quilt block looks when set in a quilt design:

Illustration of Grouping of 36 Darting Bird Quilt Blocks
Grouping of 36 Darting Bird Quilt Blocks
Illustration of Darting Bird Quilt Blocks arranged in Straight sets
Darting Bird Quilt Blocks arranged in Straight sets
Illustration of Darting Bird Quilt Blocks arranged with each row going in alternate directions
Darting Bird Quilt Blocks arranged with each row going in alternate directions

Block Construction

Image of Expanded version of Darting Bird Quilt Block
Expanded version of Darting Bird Quilt Block
Pinnable Illustrations of various arrangements of the Darting Birds Quilt Block
The Darting Birds Quilt Block - a very versatile block.