This quilt illustrates well that skies don't necessarily have to be blue! There are wonderful fabrics available to make colourful and atmospheric skies which blend more easily with the adjacent foliage. Apart from the sky, only leafy fabrics were used in this garden which is a favourite quilt of mine because of the colouring.
Machine piecing, machine quilting and hand reverse appliqué
*I habitually use a limited palette of fabric in my garden pictures. A small selection of the right fabrics make the pictures easier to 'paint' and results in fewer unused squares.