My eagle centrepiece is complete and I'm quite pleased with how he's turned out. This measures twice the width/height of the other blocks.
This exuberant eagle has been taken from the cover of Crib Quilts and other Small Wonders by Thomas Woodward & Blanche Greenstein (1981). (Hmm maybe I should have got the iron out.)
Sweetest little birds perched atop tiny trees, with the mandatory floating pot plant (as they do).
Next up and prepped ready to start today, another deviation... a super dooper Princes Feather from Bill Volckening's glorious Mary Couchman Small (1800-1863) album quilt (with permission, thanks Bill). At the moment it looks like 4 whirling Christmas stockings, but check out the original - if mine is half as gorgeous I'd be happy.