Fabric used: Hand dyed cotton by dyeartist.com, blue gradient colorway. (This was old stash fabric, not sure if dyeartist is still in business based on her website)
Finished size: 15.5" x 18.5"
Method used: I cut 1 inch squares from about 4 of the 7 shades of blue. Placed them on fusible quilter's grid by Pellon until I was happy with the layout of the background/gradient. Freehand drew two small birds facing each other and cut them out with fusible backing. Couched down a long piece of plain black yarn to act as their perch. Fused the birds in place. Added backing and batting, then free-motion swirl quilted the heck out of the whole thing, changing blue thread colors about 4 times.
Close up view:
(I'll probably pick out that little bit of dark blue thread against the pale blue background...eventually.)
Finished off the quilt with a standard facing so it has no visible borders or binding, but instead hangs like a painting on the wall.
This little quilt is now hanging in my bedroom....kind of fitting, huh?
Have a lovely weekend!