All this is leading to the fact that I started (and finished) this quilt top today:
(Please pardon the terrible picture, my camera and I aren't on good terms right now)
and didn't notice until I was about halfway done that I definitely was putting a bird on it!
I love it! And that blue fabric that is the border for this quilt? I have so much of it that it's made its third quilt-appearance today, and last year I made myself a dress and belt entirely from it as well.