The colors for SOC this week are red, royal blue, and a touch of light blue.
I have a lot of blue fabrics and a bit of red that was enough for my plan for this week. I decided to dye a piece of fabric royal blue so that I had a piece dark enough. I have been wanting to make a royal blue piece for a while, so this was the perfect time to make one. Here is my selection of fabrics for this week. The one that looks white is actually a pale blue.
Here is more of the piece of royal blue fabric that I dyed.
In keeping with my nature theme I decided to make a bird on my quilt block for this week. We have a lot of birds where I live and I enjoy watching them. I loved creating this little bright bird. I used my pale blue piece of fabric for the background. Even though we were only supposed to use a touch of blue, this piece made a perfect backdrop. There is only a touch of blue dye in the fabric, so it fits well enough for me. I also added just a touch of light blue stitching to the bird feathers on the tummy and tail. I also added some cream like a real bird would have. I couldn't help but add some white swirls to the sky. I love the movement that the swirls add to the background.
I used rayon threads in the free motion stitching so that the feathers would shimmer in the light.
I hope that you enjoy my submission for SOC this week. Next week will be the last week and quilt block that I'm making for this quilt. I hope to see you next week.