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...
Where do you find the time?
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