Thursday, September 9, 2010

Bleep Bloop

Am I ashamed or proud to be the first Twelve to be so colossally LATE? I'm not sure...But I do know that I have STEELED myself and not peeked (even once) at your quilts, so that I wasn't influenced. I'm sure you can imagine how difficult that has been!

Rainbow lorikeets are pretty spectacular and one would think it easy to make that colour combination work but, Brenda, oh my goodness, I struggled! Then, one day, a breakthrough - the answer was in my handbag the whole time! I was pulling papers out of my bag and there I found this sketch that I did when we were in Melbourne at AQC, the first time all of our quilts were exhibited.



At the time it was an idea for a range of shot cottons that had caught my eye, but I could easily see it working with our lorikeet colours, so, here it is...




The background is little nine pateches, cut wonky and the applique is all machine stitched - a combo of satin stitch, fly stitch, triple stitch and free-motion. I couldn't bear to not add something extra, so it is red, yellow, blue, green and metallic gold :) I resisted the almost overpowering urge to add black and white. And hot pink. And orange. And turquoise.

'Bleep Bloop' is frequently in the subject line of emails that my son sends to me; some nonsense for when you are too lazy to write a real subject title. It kind of fits with these flowers that could well be Martian and quite probably have little voices.

Now to catch up with the Wonders you have made...

8 comments:

Gerrie said...

Oh, darling Kirsty, I love it. It is going to be so fantastic in the mosaic. those wonky flowers are so much fun. Great job.

Kristin L said...

Martian flowers are perfect in Lorikeet colors. They'd look super next to Terry's Garden too. :-)

Terry said...

Kirsty--were we in the same garden?! I love your take on it and your spiky little Martian flowers. It will be fun to see them side by side with their cousins on my piece.

pompomrouge said...

I know! Freaky, hey?

Terri Stegmiller said...

Well of course I love it. Flowers and whimsy all in one...what's not to love? The quilt's title is fun as well.

Quilt or Dye said...

Success!

JB said...

Yeah!! She did it. I was worried about you. Glad things are okay. What a jolly, happy contribution.

Karen said...

I really like the 9 patch behind it, and the little martian flowers.