I decided these magnificent birds should be the subject of a little art piece. I've made them once before, so had a set of drawings ready to go.
The fabric I'd snow dyed a couple of weeks ago makes a fantastic sky.
I rolled the quilting and applique into the same step, free-motion stitching around all the bits and pieces through all three layers of the quilt.
Next, I laid some plastic over top and doodled several quilting ideas - looks terrible, but it helped me decide what to try.
Wish I'd stopped there to think about it over night. I would have made some different choices
I dove in and quilted. Hate the feather. Too late now.
Though I did officially meet my February goal for ALYoF, we are not at the end of this story. "Try, Learn, Grow!" is my mantra for a reason!
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