Animal Week: Day Two
More birds today. Let's see some vintage quilt patterns from the 1930s. This first small quilt uses the Florida Jay from the pattern set called The Laurel Wreath. I made 5 of these blocks (with different birds in the center) and then pooped out! Those wreaths have 25 leaves to appliqué!
|Florida Jay 12" block|
Here's a digital rendition of the Laurel Wreath quilt. Birds and Flowers are featured inside those amazing wreaths. Yes, I drew every single one of those birds and leaves and flowers about 20 years ago. They are from 1931 and were designed by Nancy Page for the Kansas City Star.
|The Laurel Wreath quilt: 90" x 104" with scalloped borders|
Here is a REAL vintage quilt that includes all the blocks. Isn't it gorgeous?!
|Laurel Wreath with a Greek column looking border|
Here are the other 4 birds I stitched and then put into a quilt. Like I said, after making these I swore off making the blocks with flowers! Blocks are 12" x 12". My pattern for this also includes the Garden Maze sashings.
|Four block Laurel Wreath quilt: 45" x 45"|
And who are these birds?
- Top left: Cedar Waxwing
- Top right: Oven Bird
- Bottom Left: Hermit Thrush
- Bottom Right: Hooded Warbler