I began the hummingbird with the largest pieces...three greens for upper body and tail, a white/grey for main body....then focal parts, eye beak, feet.
Then I added feathers cut from a fabric that I thought suited this greyish white body. I always start at the bottom of the body and layer them on top of each other until his body is covered.
Kept building and fussy cutting the fabric until.......
He is complete except for the quilting. I plan on using a white thread for the body to lighten it up just a bit and a rayon thread to add some irridescents to his head and upper body. Over all I am happy with his appearance so far.