Thanks to everyone who commented on the possible background fabrics for my Royal terns – that was very helpful. I found myself agreeing with those who preferred the fabric in the bottom right photo, so that’s what I used.
I fused the birds the background, then free-motion stitched some feathers on their wings. Then I layered the quilt, and quilted the beach and the ocean. I also quilted around each bird, and as a result they appear a bit dimensional compared to the background.
I’m calling it ‘Into the Wind’. I’ll submit this little piece (9 x 9 inches) to the Quilting Arts Magazine reader challenge ‘Birds of a Feather’. I’ll know on April 8th if it’s accepted as a finalist for the challenge.
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