The pretty bird fabric in the middle (I think it is an Aunty Cookie fabric It is a Shannon Lamden/Aunty Cookie fabric called 'Home Sweet Home' find it here in a black colourway) was given to me in a swap by my stitchy pal Georgia. It was one big panel that I just couldn't cut into! Until I saw the same fabric in this gorgeous quilt top made by Rita of Red Pepper Quilts. I also loved the subtle quite 'cool' colour palette she used. So for, what I call my Winter Forest Quilt, I chose colours (mostly from my stash, yay!) very similar to those in Rita's 'Milk and Cookies' quilt. And I cut into that big pretty panel because I'm sure I will enjoy the sweet birds with keys in trees much more in a quilt for my couch than hidden in my fabric cabinet!