My Blue and Green top is finally finished. I am not going to add a border to this one as it is already quite large and I am going to use it as wall art. I really dug into my blue, green, and bluegreens to put this together and I love the way it came out. To me it says Spring! I already have a good idea how I want to quilt this so when I get it loaded on the longarm it will hopefully just flow.
I figured out the background for my compass that is the center of my nesting robin project. This is a handye fabric I did quite some years ago. I really need to pull out my dyeing supplies and do more of this as I really love the way they blend with both solids and commercial fabrics. They also look great with just other handyes. I think the best way to do this is reverse applique. I will needleturn the blue fabric to the circle. With all the seams I think this will work best.
I have pulled an assortment of fabrics that I like. I will try to repeat the colors that are already there and add a few more to round it out into the rainbow of colors. I am also adding grey and black prints. I will repeat the black but sparingly as I do not have a lot of solid left and the point of this nesting robin exercise it to finish up a UFO and also to use stash. The squiggly striped fabric in the top right might be a narrow border to pull all the colors together. I have lots of rounds to work with this group of fabrics and am sure as I get going on this I will be adding more fabrics to the mix. My goal right now is to make this a nice sized wall quilt, most likely a square but as I work I might change my mind on what to do. Leave me a comment with your thoughts.