Hello, and Welcome!
I’m Joan Ford, quilt book and pattern author and ‘Head Hummingbird’ at Hummingbird Highway, and The Early Bird is the very special block I designed for The Splendid Sampler™.
Oh no! The Splendid Sampler book has a paper-pieced version of The Early Bird pattern instead of my original traditional patchwork instructions.
But wait . . .
Good news! You can get the traditionally-pieced patchwork block instructions for The Early Bird! No paper templates necessary!
I hope you’ll give my traditionally-pieced version of the block a try. To entice you further and since I’m a crazy bird-lover, I’m including a very special bonus pattern for The Reversed Robin and for a two-block wall-hanging – all for free! . . . Enjoy!
How to Get the Patchwork Pattern for The Early Bird . . .
Fill in the form below, then click the ‘Let’s Get Started!’ button. After a few moments, watch your email inbox for a message that will include the patchwork pattern for The Early Bird.
Also, since I understand that all the little parts and pieces for the traditionally-pieced block can be intimidating, on December 1, 2016, when The Early Bird was first released for The Splendid Sampler online sew-along, I published a detailed step-by-step tutorial to provide even more instructions on making the block. You can find all the help you need in the detailed tutorial here.