I have half of the bottom border appliqued for my Bird of Paradise quilt. I'm using some shapes from the pattern, some of my own ideas and images from the original quilt.
Another black bird to add some black balance.
Civil War Bride blog was generous enough to send me the shape for these horses copied from a photo of the original quilt. I decided to put them on the bottom border instead of the side so you don't have to turn your head to view all the parts of the quilt. (Mine is going to be a wallhanging not a bed quilt like the original was likely intended) I'm so excited to be getting close with this long, long term project!