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Darting Birds Baby Quilt Pattern

Darting Birds Baby Quilt Pattern

© Janet Wickell

Darting Birds Baby Quilt Pattern

Use this quilt pattern to make twelve 6-inch Darting Birds quilt blocks that are arranged on point and surrounded by setting squares and triangles.

I've separated the yardage for setting components to make it easy for you to devise a different block layout if you'd prefer not to sew them on point.

Take a look at a Darting Birds pattern with different birds on a blue background.

Finished Darting Birds Quilt Block: 6" square

Finished Darting Birds Quilt: 35" x 43-1/2" as illustrated

Deepest red:

  • One 2-1/2" x 33" strip; square up one end and cut (12) 2-1/2" x 2-1/2" squares

Navy blue:, 1/2 yard (includes enough for inner border)

  • Cut two 2-1/2" strips from selvage to selvage and one strip 2-1/2" x 30"
  • Square up strip ends and cut a total of (24) 2-1/2" x 4-1/2" segments

Golden yellow:

  • One 2-1/2" x 33" strip

Green:

  • One 2-1/2" x 33" strip

Neutral background for blocks: 3/4 yard

  • Cut (2) 2-1/2" x 33" strips
  • Cut (7) 2-1/2" strips from selvage to selvage; square up one end of each strip and cut (96) 2-1/2" x 2-1/2" squares

(Same) Neutral background for setting components and outer border: 1-1/8 yards

  • One 6-1/2" wide strip cut from selvage to selvage; cut (6) 6-1/2" squares from strip
  • One 9-3/4" wide strip cut from selvage to selvage; cut (3) 9-3/4" squares from strip and then cut each square in half twice diagonally for setting triangles (save two to patches for another project)
  • Cut (2) 5-1/4" squares from leftover wide strip used for setting triangles; cut each square in half once diagonally for corner triangles
  • Remaining yardage will be used for border, do not cut strips yet

Backing: 1-3/8 yards (Make Backing)

Batting: about 41" x 47"

Binding: about 175 running inches of doublefold binding (Make Binding Strips)

 

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