I offered to make a wall quilt for my mom and asked for suggestions of colors and themes. Thinking she would just tell me to make whatever I wanted, I was quite surprised when she came back with specifics.
She wanted me to use Green and Yellow, Flowers and a White Pelican. She said her and Dad decided they should give me a challenge so got specific with the bird.
The measurements are 31" x 11" - strange dimensions but when you aren't working from a pattern, that's what happens.
Much thought went into this project, the most being how to fit a Pelican in. I found a picture online of a pieced pelican and based my pattern on that. Not wanting to applique the Pelican, I used the pot material and then cut it to shape.
I wasn't sure if she wanted flowers in the project or just on the material so I covered all my bases. I had some large floral print fabric so cut these out and made them dimensional by not fully attaching them to the quilt.