Monday, April 14, 2008

Parrot quilt

Et voila! Les scraps de les scraps ......

Dennis, for reasons known only to him wants to call this Marvelous Malcolm Macaw but its not called that at all - its called Polly in the Rain. And no, Dennis is not getting his second vote either which is to call the Polly Esther.
It is 23 x 32 and is the scraps from the scrap quilt from the log cabin quilt. (And still there are scraps left.....). I think you can just tell on the photo that I have been at it with crayons on the tail, beak and head.

How do you think I should quilt it? I am toying with either wobbly lines vertically down the strips and leaves (albeit in blue thread) to emphasise the rainforest feel in the border... Or then I thought the quilting on the strips maybe should be diagonal and maybe even big stitches by hand to show a more literal rain. But I am open to your ideas.

PS Ten minutes after posting. I've just thought - rain in the rainforest comes down vertically doesn't it?


Garnered Stitches said...

Forget what happens in real life this quilt is your interpretation of the rainforest. I think diagonal "rain" quilting would be a contrast to the vertical stripes of fabric
Best wishes

Canadian Gail said...

This is beautiful. I love how the body of the parrot is the same as the background (different colors of course). Is this your own pattern?

Christine Thresh said...

I love parrots in cloth, not real life.
Your work is wonderful and beautiful.
I recently uncovered a parrot piece whilst sorting through my stash. I posted about it on my blog a day or so ago. I have parrots on my mind.

Kristin L said...

I like big stitch rain too. But I'd probably go vertical so "Esther" is the star. (Obviously, I'm with your hubby.)