I used a variety of neutral 1.5" strips as the background fabrics. This piece is called Homestead Harvest. It is a pattern by Kim Diehl. I hand stitched the applique and kept it in my to-go bag for several months until the 36" square top was complete. Here's a pic of the completed top before quilting it on my longarm:
I'm linking up with Angela at SoScrappy for the last week of the neutrals for the RSC17.
This is what the Birdy template looks like: