Because I couldn’t quite make up my mind what fabrics to use for the next bird, this afternoon I laid out all the ones I’ve done so far, hoping seeing the overall effect would help me decide. It’s the first time I’ve actually looked at them all together, and they look pretty impressive:
They also look huge. Considering there’s still four birds to go, and three of them are going to be on a larger scale, plus there’s going to be some largish areas of plain background between them in the final layout, the finished quilt is going to be enormous!
Oh, and my pride in how good my versions of the birds look is completely shattered when I browse Tartankiwi’s Flickr group and see what other people have done. Like this perfectly-shaded duck, or this gorgeous batik kestrel (which has a perfectly straight seam along its wing where mine wouldn’t), or this dramatically-coloured seagull.
Oh well, my quilt might not end up looking as good as theirs, but it’s going to be colourful and fun, and I’m having a lot of fun making it (which really is the whole point of the exercise 🙂 ).