It's almost hummingbird season. They start to arrive here mid-April. My brother suggested I make a hummingbird block and I got it into my head to make it as an Alternative Universe Dear Jane block. This means the block finishes at 4.5 inches square. So yes, I resorted to paper piecing and the kittens learned quite a few new words today. I will probably remake a larger version that I can construct using my usual flip triangle technique.
Here are a few other Alternative Universe blocks. These are the blocks that Jane Stickle made but didn't put in her final quilt. Like the Dear Jane quilt, I'm making them using the Kaffe Fasset fabrics with his chalk spot for the background.
Here's a hummingbird quilt (8.5 by 11 inches) that I made back in 2011 using fused raw edge applique.
And this is an all girl hummingbird party. I usually have about five feeders and some of the more aggressive males will stake out a feeder for themselves forcing others to share and take turns.