I immediately had an idea for its use, which had nothing to do with Christmas.
When I got home from work this afternoon, I decided to make one test block with the cardinal fabric. Sometimes I just need to create something new. It will do me good to get my mind off the machine quilting (although it does seem to be going slightly better and I will probably do a bit more on the pink star later tonight.)
What I did with the cardinal fabric was fussy cut a bird and use it as the center for this star:
I will show you what I do with it, when I decide what to do with it! At the moment I am content just to know it does make a nice center.