Back in January, I signed up to be part of Ms Midge's charm square swap. This particular swap required all fabrics be designed by Anna Maria Horner. So a riot of colour and pattern was pretty much guaranteed. The stash came through, and I commenced cutting, and sent my squares off.
The parcel I received back was, as expected, full of wonderful fabrics.
I considered various options to use them. Usually, I admire swaps and put them away in the cupboard to be never seen again, but this time action was required. In the end I opted for an applique effect, using my Sizzix cutter and it's songbird die.
The birds were set on a red linen background and surprisingly only one seems to blend into the red. It's only a top at this stage, but I'm looking forward to quilting it after the school holiday mayhem subsides. And then taking a photo without the clothesline.