May is Jessica of SunnyNole's month in the SewConnected 3 swap, and she decided to make a scrappy quilt made of all of her favorite bird-themed fabrics. What a cool idea! I had a lot of fun combing through my fabrics for birdy fabrics and some coordinating prints. Of course, it didn't take me long to raid my "Nest" stash and decide to feature this green guy:
I dubbed this block "Flock & Awe". Heh heh.
Here's my second block. Jessica sent the Joel Dewberry "Aviary" print ... I still have a full FQ collection of that line because I love it so much, but haven't decided what to do with it yet. I went pretty improv on this one ...
Here they both are being watched over by our newest backyard friend:
Note to self: add a bird-themed quilt to the must-make list.
And in the Cottage Quilting Bee, Ashley Ann (who blogs at Hot Butter) sent out a bunch of scraps for everyone and asked for "super scrappy" blocks, keeping in mind that her favorite color of the moment is "rainbow". Her instructions? "Follow your heart, go crazy, make cute blocks". You can't ask for any better than that!
This one came out huge -- like 14" x 18" or so -- so I am calling him "Big Scrappy". I really went to town on this one, pulling the scraps from a bunch of different recent projects into the mix. Again, total improv style -- I had no idea where I was going with this until I decided that I was done.
Fun! Thanks for the great challenge, Ashley!