Free Quilt Block This Month

four colorful birds paper pieced in a quilt block

March is here and the birds are actively flying and chirping as they announce the season of Spring. The Quilt Block Mania designers have chosen birds as their block-sharing focus this month. Visit all of the blogs listed below and download each of the theme blocks you like.

In my Michigan yard, I have a bird feeder which attracts mostly chickadees, house finches, tufted titmouse, phoebes, and nuthatches. On occasion, in the early spring, I will see bluebirds, orioles, and cardinals.

The color inspiration for our designs came from the color diagram below. (And those iced cookies look just yummy!)

Photo of decorated cookies with colors of icing shown in boxes

I like to encourage creativity when making quilt blocks and quilts! Imagine and sew your birds with any fabric you desired. Change the circling layout. Use the 6-inch blocks individually as a mug rug, or around the border of a quilt. Enlarge the paper-piecing pattern to make a block with one large bird. That’s what I think quilting is all about!

Below is my completed mini wall hanging. It measures 18.5″ x 18.5″.

Finished mini quilt of 4 birds flying in the sky

Download the free paper-pieced “birds circling block” during the month of March at my Payhip Shop.

Please leave a comment telling about the birds you see around your home.

Visit the other designers listed below to view their bird blocks. They are free only during the month of March 2022 and after that available for a small fee.


Birds on a Wire by Carolina Moore
Signs of Spring by Inquiring Quilter
Cute Bird by Powered By Quilting
Flamboyance by Becca Fenstermaker
Migration by Patti’s Patchwork
Blue Bird by Mom and Me Quilting Co.
Chubby Chicken Block by Kaye Collins
Hummingbird Quilt Block by Julia of Inflorescence
Flying in Formation by QuiltFabrication
Lorikeets by Sue Griffiths
Fly Away Home by Scrapdash
Puffin Head by Penny Spool Quilts
There is always one
Budgie on a Branch by Blue Bear Quilts

Quilt Blocks for the Birds Theme

Nancy Myers
Nancy Myers


  1. Here in central Texas I see cardinals, sparrows and jays. Occasionally I see a male road runner hunting. At night I hear an owl hooting in a tree. There are hawks and turkey vultures. Thank you for the block. I think it will be fun to put together.

  2. this is wonderful. thank you. i love to paper piece. perfect timing to make something for spring. we have many types of birds – hummingbirds, sparrows, black capped chickadees, cardinals, woodpeckers, morning doves etc…..

  3. We currently have the red-winged blackbirds and sandhill cranes coming back. Haven’t seen a robin yet, but it shouldn’t be too many more days before one shows up in our yard.

  4. In the Pacific Northwest we see Egrets, many kinds of ducks, crowned jays, sparrows, and much more. Thanks for the pretty block!

  5. Good morning. My favorite birds at the suet feeder are the different woodpeckers that show up! So excited to try a bird quilt for spring!

  6. I see many kinds of birds in my neighborhood here in MI. I just saw my first robin of Spring yesterday. Year round I see cardinals, blue jays, sparrow, finches, downy woodpeckers, grackles, crows/blackbirds, a few hawks, occasionally titmice and dark eyed juncos.

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