Saturday, April 13, 2013

Birds in the Air Blocks in Green

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Another week of green in my quilting room and white outside... thank goodness for RSC13! I made 10 Birds in the Air blocks in green... click HERE for Nicole's tutorial. My only variation is I'm using 5" charms so I cut my background squares to 5" and do the double line, cut and trim method to make my HSTs.

Here are my HSTs arranged production line style on my dining room table (remember how all of the surfaces in my quilting room were covered in layers mid week?). I excel at getting things flipped around between layout and construction so I always take a quick iPhone pic to refer to if things look wonky once I clip them apart for pressing.
I like this pinwheel layout very much!
Then I turned them into diamonds.
So many great shades of green... I just noticed my matching points above. What are the chances of that happening with 30 different greens (2 HSTs of each) - I'd say pretty slim!

My daughter, her boyfriend and the J-cats are coming for the weekend... delayed by snow last night and might be snowed in for an extra day as we supposed to get 7-14" tomorrow. Tucker has a new hiding spot to surprise them when they arrive.
A stash tent!

I'm linking up to Feline Friday@sarah did it! and ScrapHappy Saturday@soscrappy.

22 comments:

  1. Beautiful! Greens are my favorite, and this is just gorgeous!

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  2. I love your blocks, I'll have to check out the tutorial. Beautiful greens.

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  3. I love HST play and the pinwheel setting really shows them off.

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  4. Fabulous! Love all the different layouts you can use!

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  5. I love those pinwheels, too! Green is so good with white (and black&white). Hugs, Julierose

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  6. Love your blocks! They look wonderful in those gorgeous greens!

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  7. Such pretty BITA blocks. I always have a bunch that end up next to each other in scrap quilts no matter how hard I try to get them away from each other.

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  8. Great green HST. I love them at pinwheels.

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  9. Wonderful greens! I can't decide if I like the pinwheel layout or diamond best! They are both really good.

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  10. So many great shades of green.

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  11. Love your blocks - so fresh and clean looking!

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  12. So many fun layout options with birds in the air and with log cabin. I hope your snow fall ends up being less than expected.

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  13. Oh, wow!! The diamonds are so striking. :D

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  14. Tucker looks so content in his new stash tent!!! It does look pretty cozy in there :*) I am in love with your green Birds in the Air! The diamonds are gorgeous!!!!

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  15. I love these blocks. So many ways you can sew them together !

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  16. I really like the block, sewing is just fun isn't it !

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  17. Just look at the precious kitty face. Please tell Tucker, I am definitely a big fan and rub his ears for me. Love the green birds in the air blocks ... thanks for sharing ... :) Pat

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  18. Tucker is beautiful! And won't they be surprised when he "pops" out to see them!!

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  19. Another great green quilt - I've always liked bird in the air blocks. I hope the snow didn't delay the family too much since I can see that Tucker is eager to tell everyone about his new hidey-hole!

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  20. Very cool block! I may be partial to the pinwheel layout:)

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  21. That diamond layout sure would give you a lot of fun negative space to quilt, but the pinwheels are nice too. I wonder which you will end up with at the end???

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