Riley Blake Designs released 3 free bird block patterns using popular sewing techniques; traditionally pieced, paper pieced, and applique. The real fun began when they tasked designers to create something unique with these free blocks. We think you will be inspired by these makes to look at your blocks in new ways.
From mini quilts and mug rugs to zipper pouches and pillows, each designer put their own spin on a traditional bird block. Be sure to check out the #followthebluebird hashtag on Instagram for more.
What would you do with the bird block? We encourage you to take a new look at your orphaned blocks too. They may just find a new home after all.
We truly hope that simple projects like these continue to inspire you to stitch your fabric scraps. Remember, you can find even more projects in our growing library here.