ROW ONE YOU WILL NEED

Use your new FPP skills to piece some tweet­ing bird blocks

Love Patchwork & Quilting - - BOM -

■ Heart fab­ric and bird bod­ies: twelve (12) 6½in squares

■ Bird wings: six (6) 2½in x 4in scraps

■ Beak fab­ric: six (6) 2in squares

■ Back­ground fab­ric: ½yd

■ Em­broi­dery thread (black)

■ Six (6) copies of the Heart Block

FPP tem­plate

■ Two (2) copies each of the Left Bird Block Sections A and B FPP tem­plate

■ Two (2) copies each of the Right Bird Block Sections A and B FPP tem­plate

■ Two (2) copies each of the Stand­ing Bird Block Sections A and B FPP tem­plate

FIN­ISHED SIZE

■ Block: 6in square

■ Row: 6in x 72in

NOTES

■ Seam al­lowances are ¼in, un­less other­wise noted.

■ Press seams to the side, un­less other­wise in­structed.

■ FPP = Foun­da­tion Pa­per Piec­ing.

■ RST = right sides to­gether.

■ WOF = width of fab­ric.

■ WST = wrong sides to­gether.

■ Tem­plates in­clude seam al­lowance around the outer edges only. For tem­plates, see p83.

FAB­RICS USED

■ Print fab­rics are from col­lec­tions by Heather Ross for Wind­ham Fab­rics.

■ Back­ground fab­ric is Sprin­kle in Jelly Bracelet from the Basics col­lec­tion by Cot­ton+Steel.

PIEC­ING THE HEART BLOCKS

1

Re­peat steps 1–8 on p94–95 us­ing the Heart Block FPP tem­plates to piece six Heart blocks, trim­ming each one to 6½in square.

PIEC­ING THE LEFT & RIGHT BIRD BLOCKS

2

Re­peat steps 1–7 on p94–95 to piece one each of the Right Bird Block Sections A and B FPP tem­plates. Leave the edges of the tem­plates untrimmed (Fig A).

3

Pin the pieced Sections A and B to­gether along di­ag­o­nal edges, care­fully match­ing up points along the bird body and edges of the block (Fig B). Susi also rec­om­mends bast­ing them in place to make sure that your seam is cor­rectly aligned.

4

Re­turn your stitch length to its nor­mal length for piec­ing. Sew the pinned Sections A and B to­gether, then trim the seam al­lowance to 1/8in.

5

Open out the block and press, then trim around the outer dashed line of the pa­per tem­plates – the block should now mea­sure 6 in square. 6

Re­move the tem­plates to com­plete one Right Bird block (Fig C).

7

Em­broi­der the eye of the bird. Add any other em­broi­dered de­tails as de­sired – Susi added mu­si­cal notes (Fig D).

8

Re­peat steps 2–7 to piece a to­tal of two Right and two Left Bird blocks.

PIEC­ING THE STAND­ING BIRD BLOCKS

9

Re­peat steps 2–6 to piece the Stand­ing Bird FPP tem­plates, join­ing the bot­tom of Tem­plate A to the top of Tem­plate B. Re­peat to make a to­tal of two Stand­ing Bird blocks.

PIEC­ING THE ROW

10

Take the Heart, Bird and Stand­ing Bird blocks and ar­range them into a row, al­ter­nat­ing them as shown (Fig 1). Join the blocks to­gether to com­plete Row 1, press­ing seams open.

Make each bird block dif­fer­ent with fun em­broi­dered de­tails

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