Thursday, February 22, 2007

Remember the Cardinal Block?

I guess it would be hard to forget since I've used it for my profile picture!

I've been trying to think of a way to incorporate the cardinal into my latest quilt--the autumn-colored star one I've been spending every free moment creating for the past few weeks. I really like the cardinal and I have been trying to think of a way to give him a starring role.

I needed to somehow incorporate him into a center medallion. This is much easier to say than to do! It took me a long time to figure out how to get a 9-patch unit to fit as a star. The whole unit had to be divisible by 9, but the cardinal block was only 7" square. Like I said, it was not that easy to do! :)

I am so very proud to be able to show you my 27-inch square with the cardinal in the center .........
Now that I've got him completed, I've decided I need more open space between him and all the stars. So now I must come up with another 9-inch border. I am tempted to just put a plain fabric 9-inch border all around. It would be so easy and maybe, just maybe, it would be exactly what is needed between the bird and all the other stars.


  1. That looks like alot of work. I like it.

  2. I think it came out very well. Is the border paper pieced. too?

  3. Looks great! The cardinal is definately the "star" of the piece!

  4. It's absolutely gorgeous Zoey!! I really do think it looks perfect the way you have set it up. I can just imagine the long hours put into this. xox

  5. I love this quilt a lot. You have put so much energy on that. Your Cardinal is a real centerpiece.

  6. Excellent quilting with lots of colors and shapes. Good luck with your border.

  7. You do such beautiful work. The cardinal looks perfect there!

  8. VERY pretty! Love the colors and the design...i wish i could do that!


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