I really wanted to make a black and white art quilt , I pieced the background in black fabric pieces and tried to use white and lighter scraps for the Heron, added some metallic thread in the background for some shine, used some black and white lutradur for some free hanging feather pieces,and added a clear chrystal for the eye. I love to paint birds but this time I wanted to express myself in fabric. Thanks to Quilting Arts I have been combining my love of painting with my love of sewing. I have really been having fun trying new things. Thank you so much for all of the great ideas.