|Birds in the Air|
She said those wanting to make the quilt should make it in two colors and "let all the birds fly in the same direction." Birds in the Air is still a very popular quilt block pattern to this day!
The pattern can be found in Electric Quilt's BlockBase program as #1322 but it needs to be rotated 270 degrees for the birds to be flying the same direction as Nancy's.
This is a very easy block to make even at the 6 inch size I made. You create 4 identical sections first. Here is how each section goes together-
2- 3 7/8" squares of yellow cut across diagonal
12- half square triangles that finish at 1"
6- 1 7/8" squares of green cut across diagonal
(I'm referring to green and yellow only to help you understand the fabric's location in my block.)
To make my half squares triangles, I drew a grid on paper and sewed them all at once. You can download a copy here.