I am totally with you on the labor intensity for those blocks, but they are oh so pretty :-)
Nicole, I'm thinking maybe a lap quilt with some other designs included like arrowheads, etc. I've been pinning some ideas on my Pinterest board as I, too, will not be making enough more for a full-size quilt! Thanks for participating and these are just so lovely!
Love the fabrics you chose. I think most of us feel the same way about the labor involved. I'm looking forward to getting the feathers and deciding what I'm going to do with them.
I thought it was labor intensive, too... but it seemed to me that it would actually be easier to do a large number of them than to do a small number of them, because you could just sew together full widths of fabric into the strips and then make quite a few of either the left side or the right side. When you're making just one or two, it takes a lot more time per feather, and there is a lot more fabric waste.
Quilterinmotion great idea to mix up the blocks with other similar blocks for a larger quilt.
Sagebrush I loved the tutorial using fat quarter length strips. It yielded the needed 5 and then some. I think it was the unique shapes that I had to use pattern pieces for. I have gotten used to having a ruler for almost any project. I am a ruler junkie.
Sagebrush The nice thing about using the tutorial is you don't have any real fabric waste and you can mix up the fabrics or order of fabrics and have some variety. You are right if you were just using the pattern itself but using the tutorial is a great way to make these in little chunks since they are labor-intensive (no matter which version you make)
I made this for one of my hives, so I don't think I ever saw the tutorial you mentioned.