A short while ago I spied this gorgeous fabric on Kathy's blog Material Obsession. It was love at first sight, I just knew I had to have it!
You know I just adore Kaffe Fassett fabrics, and other contemporary fabrics along the lines of Denise Schmidt, Amy Butler, etc, so this love affair was a suprise to me. While Alexander Henry does do modern, I feel that this design is more old fashioned, reminding me of an old English wallpaper or heavy curtains. I spent a few days with it hanging over the back of my kitchen chair trying to decide what quilt I would make with these beautiful, rather unusual birds. To complement the birds I pulled out some Kaffe's, Amy Butler's, Denise Schmidt's and Jennifer Paganelli fabrics.
I love trying to match up fabrics with the coloured dots in my main fabric, makes for a fun afternoon, but leaves the sewing room in a huge mess!!
I work in a library in my day job, so you can imagine I always have a lot of books lying around. Funnily enough I just happened to be reading an Earlene Fowler book called Goose in the Pond. The book had a picture of the quilt block called Goose in the Pond on the front cover.I was quite taken with this block so I decided to keep with the bird theme and use the goose block to set off my bird fabric. I'm thinking blocks of geese next to strips of birds!! Hard to imagine I know, but I will have a play with the fabrics and see what happens!