This pattern yields a 6 3/4" by 9 3/4" block (unfinished), exclusive of borders.
If I seem a bit partial to hot air balloons, it might be because I proposed to my wife in one. We have a small collection of balloon-related items in our home.
The second pattern is a music note (specifically, an eighth note, or quaver). Yes, I am a musician too.
This pattern was originally developed for my Ode to Joy quilt. The music note is 5" by 6 1/4" (unfinished) before adding borders. Neither pattern specifies a border, but borders can be added to extend the background and increase the block size as desired.
I want to thank my wonderful testers for helping me verify and improve the patterns. Debora (@studiodragonflyquilts) made an eighth note with appropriate musical background fabric, and a colorful balloon to float above some coordinating giraffes.
Laura (@laura4448) made a couple of cute mini quilts:
And Allison (@allisonsews) made an elegant hot air balloon:
Thank you Debora, Laura, and Allison for your help!
I have a full quilt pattern in the works, and I hope to have more info available on that soon.
I'm linking up with crazy mom quilts for Finish It Up Friday.