I've got the body of the Economy Block Bird quilt completed. That's Tipper, my English Springer Spaniel, in the corner of the photo. He's from a hunting line of Springers. Springer Spaniels flush and retriever birds when used in hunting. He is very "birdie"--it's in his blood.
Note how he is keeping his eye on this quilt. Must be all the birds the center of the Economy Blocks!!
The alternating block in the quilt is a chain bock. Rather than have the chain track in parallel lines across the quilt, I've broken the chain by turning the direction of the chain block in each row. I think it gives the quilt a lot of motion.
With one more vertical and horizontal row of blocks, this would be a twin size. I'm going to use 2 borders instead, the more traditional look in a quilt. Why? Because one of the border fabrics is the reason why I chose the Economy Block pattern!
One border is on. One to go. I'll post the finished top next week.