You can see I totally changed directions on the Birds of a Feather quilt deciding (like one of my commenters suggested) that it was really two quilts. I tried to surround the little appliques with more black but that just looked clunky. So I decided to cut into some of my hand dyes and surround the appliques and make the whole quilt a lot smaller so that the appliques would not get lost. They are only 4 inch square - I surrounded them with a little black so that they would be 5 inches finishing to 4 1/2 inches.
The following pictures are all from the Kure Beach fireworks which happens every other year about a half a mile from the house.
It is always fun despite the struggle to stay up until midnight!!
Now to go back and use all the squares left from the other attempt! It begins...
Back to the sewing machine to make some more blocks!! I already have a name for it -- City Lights!