ETA: A pattern for this quilt was published in the 2010 Quilting Arts Quilt Scene Magazine.
I wanted to share some photos of a commissioned quilt that I made using Monaluna's new Circa 50 collection from Birch Fabrics. (While formatting these links, I saw Circa 60 for the first time. Awesome!)
The idea was to make a quilt with trees and birds, similar to the ones on the Birch site. I used a variation of my Map of the States technique to make giant color-coded, pieced tree templates out of freezer paper. The finished quilt is about 48" x 60".
The quilt includes three bird appliques that I drew to (hopefully!) resemble the ones in the Circa 50 fabric. Besides Circa 50, I used Kona solids in charcoal (birds), ash (background), coal (binding), and zucchini, coral and jade green in the trees.
I wish I had been able to get better photos! This little photo shoot is motivating me to take a class to learn how to use my fancy camera ASAP. The actual quilting is nowhere near as messy as it appears in these photos!
Hanging the quilt in the window helped, but the back shows through a bit.
Here's a shot of just the back. I have a few more photos up on Flickr.
Overall, I'm happy with the way it turned out.