This is block #7 of the Civil War Bride Quilt, my 6th block finished. I thought I would never get all of the 63 leaves done! But I have no one to blame but myself because I re-drew this block. I found many pictures and drawings of peacocks on the Internet and tried to make him look like out "pet peacock" from my childhood (a run-away from the Birmingham, Alabama Zoo, which was connected to our property by some woods).
The bright colors are true to an actual male peacock. Fortunately, my dark background helps to tone him down a bit...I couldn't resist using lots of bright lime greens.
I'm working on the Bird of Paradise now, which is supposed to be the dominant birdy diva in this quilt. I think this quilt top will end of being "the battle of the birds!"
Six blocks down, 14 to go (unless I add another 5 to make the layout 5 x 5)...
Am I nuts to consider expanding this quilt?!?