The process of bringing it all together

I joined a mini quilt swap for Bee a {Modern} Swapper.

I looked at my partner’s inspiration mosaic and sketch out a design.

Then I put together a pile of 6.5 inch squares.

But they were just a small part of this quilt.  The center is the shining star here.  I started by adding a bird in a tree with raw edge appliqué.  Those little leaves were a bit of a challenge.

Poor blind, legless birdie got an eye and legs with some embroidery.  And she needed a colorful song!

Then I put it all together and made a scrappy back.

Now I need to figure out how to quilt it.  I’m thinking zig-zags, making “x”s through the outside blocks.  But I’m totally stumped about that center …

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