When I first saw this fabric, I told everyone in blogville! I "wanted" it but I did not "need" it. I was not going to buy it.... I showed my friend & she liked it too - always a good thing.
Then I started to dream about it! I knew exactly how to use it! So when I was at my LQS, I asked them to order it for me... Well to get a special order, you have to buy 1/2 the bolt - or 7.5 yards... (I wanted about 5 anyway...) Turns out that Alexander Henry - the fabric house that made this fabric was out of it! (But they called back & told my shop that they found 7.5 yards in a corner - adds to the story, huh? - almost makes is Kismet!) & did my shop want 1/2 a bolt? YES! - several people wanted to buy some of my fabric when it first arrived = but I got it all! (See it would have been a good purchase for the shop to make from the begining...)
The browns all came from my stash. I have a whole lot more of them... I like browns, they make realistic cat applique pieces. :o)
I am going to do the "Birds in Air" block, only my big triangle will be a the cat fabric & the small triangles will be scrappy browns. I will use the straight furrows setting so that all of my cats and trees stay standing up... I will also use the main print as my border - still unsure about the narrow inner border - maybe a darker aqua, or a rust, or a WOW snow print...