Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Did you guess?

Yesterday I gave a hint on what I'm working on.  Red and white, Canadian, Summer....
Well, today I tested the pattern and it worked!!  Yay.  So now I can make the big reveal of:

 The Snowbird Block !!

The Snowbirds are the Canadian Air Force's Aerobatics Display Team.  There is nothing like a Snowbirds show.  The Tudor jets have a distinctive sound and when they salute the city when coming to town for a show - you'll know.  All eyes go up and search for the distinctive red and white underside of the jets.   Personally, I'll travel hours to see their show.  It makes me feel all patriotic and stuff.

So, this is a paper pieced pattern.  The finished block is 12"x16".  If you want to make it smaller, you can photocopy the pages and reduce them to about 60-75% of the original size.  If you do, remember to redraw the outer seam allowance to 1/4" as it will shrink too when you change the size of the pattern.
I am making this pattern available to anyone who wants it.  I plan to use it in a quilt at some time, but in the meantime, this test block is adorning my dining room hall table.

If you would like a copy of the pattern, it's a pdf file.  Just email me at:  with your email address and I'll send it to you.  At this time, I'm sending it by email only.  In the future, who knows, I might make a hard copy available.