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I’ve continued to work on my paper pieced garden quilt.  Don’t think that I just whipped this block up. I had it drawn out before the Pussy Willows!  I wanted to include a nod to the winter garden in my layout.  When I think of my garden in winter, I think of Cardinals because they are the only bit of color in the landscape. 

I wish I could tell you the name of the fabric that I used for the background of this block because I just love it. I purchased it nearly two years ago at my LQS and the selvage isn’t complete.  It’s a little greener than it photographed and I love it in this block! 
I used another Bonnie and Camille print for the cardinal’s body, and grunge by BasicGrey for the black face and orange beak.  The tree branch is Les Amis by Patty Sloniger – Faux Bois in White. 
This brings me to ten blocks in my garden series! I am looking forward to summer flowers and fall leaves for the remaining 6 blocks.

The Cardinal block, as well as the other blocks in my series, is available in my Etsy shop and my Craftsy shop.