i loved the leafy ribbon melissa used to tie the bundle together, so i decided to incorporate it into my block (hmmm.... hope it's washable!)
and lotta's printing book has been inspiring me lately, so i wanted to do some printing/painting on this block. i traced the bird pattern onto freezer paper and then used that to stencil the bird onto the dark gray fabric. the tail kind of blends into the gray and his head might be a little too close to the seam, but.... other than that i'm pretty happy with the way this block turned out. maybe next time i try printing, i'll do something a bit less literal.... i do like the way the scattering of "birdseed" turned out on the white fabric.
(oh, and i also got the selvedge dots on my cut of the bird fabric and couldn't resist incorporating them into the design!)