Wednesday, September 1, 2010
A Lorikeet in North Dakota
When Brenda announced the lorikeet theme, I was so drawn to the photograph of the lorikeet bird. I love birds and enjoy attracting them to my yard and spotting new varieties. Of course, I don’t think I’ll ever spot a lorikeet in my yard, so I have to enjoy them only in the photos I see.
I tried to come up with some ideas on this color theme, but my mind kept drifting back to the bird. I decided I just had to create that bird and sought permission from Brenda to use her photo as my starting point. This will probably be the only lorikeet in North Dakota. I guess I could take the quilt outside and declare I’ve seen a lorikeet in my yard.
My quilt is created with many fabrics that I prepared with Mistyfuse. I then cut the shapes and fused them to the batting. It is free-motion quilted and I played with using two fabrics to create the binding. It’s sort of like piping, but without the piping…just folded fabric.