For my first-ever Bloggers' Quilt Festival entry, I offer some Four-Patch Parrots. This is a happy quilt for me, not only because of the bright colors, but because it was all my creation!
The quilt began as simply an experiment with making stack & whack style 4-patch blocks. There are a number of patterns and tutorials on creating this type of block, so I did some Google studying then raided my stash for some likely fabric. I came up with some tropical parrot fabric and had a blast cutting and positioning the parrots in kaleidoscopic fashion.
Before long, I had a stack of 4-patch blocks in search of a quilt. Back to the stash for some coordinating candy-colored solids. Then more studying to figure out the cutting dimensions for the square-in-a-square blocks and the HST border. This is the final result as it hung on my design wall.
My quilting collaborator, Annie, came up with a swirly quilting pattern and used a multi-colored thread on the top. The quilting really complimented all the crazy birds!
Thanks for stopping by to see my quilt and I hope you are inspired by all of the fantastic quilts in the festival!