Sunday, March 26, 2017

Sunday Quilt Inspiration: Preeti's Bird

So I have a wonderful bloggy friend. You may know her. She is the sweet Preeti of Sew Pretti Quilts. Not long ago she posted pictures and a story about a flimsy she had just finished. This quilt top has oh, 63 birds on it, but she had made 64. What to do with the extra? Mail it to a friend, of course! She's generous like that.

My mention that her top reminded me of my mom, who was a birder, was the impetus for the sweet mail. How sweet can a girl be? Apparently very. 

And there's more! Preeti included the left-over backing fabric. The cutest feathers ever a bird could want. I decided to take her idea and fly with it. (Sorry, I couldn't help myself.) So tonight's Sunday Quilt Inspiration is birds. 

Blue-winged Warbler (Vermivora cyanoptera) sighted by stream in bushes by road on June 23, 2016: Sweet! A tiny blue bird perched on the very top of a small branch. Bird watching when older:

Silver Breasted Broadbill -- It is found in Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, Thailand, and Vietnam. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and subtropical or tropical moist montane forests.:

Superb Fairywren (Malurus cyaneus)                              …:

Lilac breasted roller, what a fabulous little guy. I will have to try to paint him.: Black naped Monarch - Thattekad. Kerala. India:

The Gouldian finch (Erythrura gouldiae), also known as the Lady Gouldian finch, Gould's finch or the rainbow finch, is a colourful passerine bird.:

Hope this beautiful guy comes back to my backyard in Oklahoma City.  Last summer I watched a male and female bring four babies to my feeder.: Have you heard ever seen the SONG"Collide by Howie Day"?   I have decorated this video and I will share song that is more famous, It I get response to you.  I need some SUGGESTION AND OPINION what is the quality of my work.  Your best opinion can help me to go ahead. You can check out.

From of the looks of these pretty little flyers, I like birds in blue and yellow colorings. However, these were just quickly grabbed, mostly based on the fact that the photos are more bird than background.  Now for a few bird quilts.

Grace and Favour: clothesline quilt - what a great use for orphan blocks!:

Doxstars Flight Drunkards Path Orange Peel Quilt by the bored zombie:

Free Bird Quilt Patterns | Quilting / Free Bird Quilt Patterns - Bing Images:

The Quilting Bee Quilt Shop, Ontario:

"The Birds" | Flickr - Photo Sharing!  I think this may just be the most adorable thing I have seen in awhile!!!!:

Bird Art Quilts.  Thread sketching over quilted improv pieced background, painted in with NeoColor II crayons:

Okay, I actually did one very small creative-ish thing over the holidays, which involved messing around with my passel o' vintage fabric scraps and my Cintiq. I used this cutesy birdie art on some ...: Love Birds Quilt - I haven't found a link or source for the pattern to this (yet) but I love the border edge.:

Birds and birdhouse quilt--I absolutely love it!!:

joe tulips quilts: birds.... instructions for bird block:

Birds of a Feather quilt pattern by JoAnn Hoffman for Accuquilt:

What a great way to use up scraps.

Anyone have a pattern for this baby quilt?  I keep coming across the image, but cannot locate a pattern for it.:

And there you are: some birds, some birds on quilts, and a bird from a friend. You can find these bird quilts and another 150 on my "bird, quilts" Pinterest board.  Thanks so very much, Preeti, for the block, the inspiration, and the reminder of my sweet momma. BTW, I've named the bird you sent Ellen, after my mom. As soon as it's finished, I'll share the block I plan -- hope? -- to make this week. 


Lizards arent cuddly said...

Hi, saw a pic on pinterest, wondered if you were looking for the pattern, anyway, here it is if you are interested :)

Kaja said...

What a kind gift from Preeti - I've just had a look and her quilt is great.Now I'm looking forward to seeing what you do with that spare block.

Preeti said...

I am so happy Ellen found a loving home with you. You know she was bereft here with me.