Wednesday, 6 May 2015

IN FLIGHT- Block 8- Kestrel

There are some patterns that you don't fully appreciate until you sew them. For me, the hovering Kestrel is one of these patterns.

I am really glad that I made the 24 inch version of this block, I think it really works as a big block. The large size changed the pattern from being one that I quite like to one of my favourites. We are now at the part of the quilt-along that excites me. I guess it won't surprise anyone to hear that I love the complex blocks and the many ways that they can be interpreted.

The variety of shades of red on the feathers of my kestrel really work well for the design. I love how the Subtly differing shades of Oakshott cotton add something to the block.

 You can find the kestrel pattern in my Etsy Store and my Payhip Store

Don't forget to link your in flight blocks up to the most recent linky party for a chance to win.

In case you missed it, I wrote a post yesterday with some paper piecing tips. Hope it helps!


  1. Hi, Juliet! What size paper do you have to print this out on if you want to double the size of the block? Thanks!

  2. By the way, I love this block! Especially the one you did in all the different prints! Gorgeous! And intimidating!

  3. Gorgeous block - I often look at mine and wish I'd done it bigger ... there's always time I guess!

  4. I loved these later blocks with the individual feathers picked out - took a lot of concentration to get them right, but the final effect was so worth it!


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