Bird’s Nest Quilt Block

A Bird’s Nest in soft tan chambray or broadcloth is created along modern angles to enclose nine bright blue-green cubist eggs. The Bird’s Nest quilt block forms a really lovely block to use in a whole quilt or for a cute little patchwork pillow about 14 inches square. Also, a boxed edge of the blue squares and white triangles would be a perfect finish for such a pillow. It would even be worthwhile to piece such a border for the quilt.

Fabric Estimate: This quilt sets together with plain white blocks and a six-inch border which makes it finish about 82 inches square. For the 13 pieced blocks and 12 plain ones and border you will need 1 1/2 yards of tan, 1/2 yard blue, and 7 yards of white. Allow extra for seams on all blocks.

A President's Wreath would exactly fit the plain squares and twisted cable border would space beautifully onto the 6-inch plain band.

Click on image to print the 5" block of the Bird’s Nest Quilt Block Pattern.