A teal crane flew into the sewing room today. Followed by five more. They must have come up from Florida for the Rainbow Scrap Challenge.
I have been making each crane one at a time and am surprised by how much I am enjoying that approach. And after seeing some demonstrations of the EZ ruler for half-square triangles on the superscrappy blog, I decided to give it a try. I am a convert.
And although I often make up my own blocks, the crane pattern comes from a quilt by Saeko Hasegawa showcased in Quilts Japan No. 4 (a small section is shown above). Her quilt is called The Swan. Through trial and error with an emphasis on error, my version of the bird developed a longer neck. The pattern also reminded me of origami cranes so that's why I call it a crane instead of a swan.