These two blocks are the start of an applique quilt that featured in Annette Gero's book The Fabric of Society, the pattern was designed by Kim McLean. My original intention was to make two quilts - one in reproduction fabrics and the other using Kaffe Fassett Collective fabrics, but when I finally decided to start, I had second thoughts about making two quilts so I'm making it with KFC fabrics as I have a much larger stash of those fabrics than reproduction fabrics.
I quite liked this Spot fabric that I used for the Tree block but seeing it here the leaves seem to disappear a bit. The fabric background is actually a pale grey with a brown/rust spot overlaid so I will need to take a bit more care with my fabric selection for the next Tree blocks.
I have a very rough idea for the background colours in this quilt, there
are four blocks of the bird and tree blocks, a centre block and a lot
of smaller blocks. I will use Spots for the background of the
large blocks and a mix of Aboriginal Dots and Spots for the background of the smaller
But wait there's more - each block has another piece of fabric on top
which is then reverse appliqued into an oval shape, kind of like a
picture frame, I can already imagine several fabrics that I will use for
this part, I'm looking forward to making this quilt.