I saw a picture of this design in a quilting catalog – Connecting Threads, I believe. 12 Birds in the Air blocks surrounding a medallion center. Their design was a bit more traditional – dark birds on a lighter background. Mine, not so much! I love a good black and red quilt.
Now, I’m not one for big prints, but I happened to have this red fabric with black and not-quite-white flowers in it. And I had exactly enough to make the quilt as shown in the magazine, if I sized it how I wanted it. I pulled two black prints from the same line of fabrics (so they also had not-quite-white print). Then I added four more black prints from my stash (that’s why we have it, right?) and I was good to go.
Not the best picture, sorry!
I think this one is better.
The quilt finished to 48″ x 48″, nice and square. I backed it in one of the coordinates, and quilting was inspired by the design – crosshatching in the center, curvy triangles in the black triangles, and a casual flower (inspired by the red print) in the big red triangles.
This quilt is for sale in my etsy shop.