So....here is the total inspiration photo that got me thinking about these Gouldian Finches from Australia.
I love their colors and thought they would be fun to make and use in a quilt.
So I sketched them in different poses and outlined the color changes before tracing the shapes on fusible.
I made bird no. 1 and then started auditioning background fabric. This was not good.
This one was better but still not what I wanted.
Not much difference here.
Now this I like!
Now to make more birds.
Did not quite get the blackheaded one finished this morning before it was time to go to work.
He will be closer then the other two so he is larger. My plan is to add more details to the birds and some branches and some leaves will be placed in the background. The birds are not fused on yet so their positions may change. I want to do the quilting on the background first and then add the birds.