Sunday, January 6, 2008

Bird Immortalized

A while back I posted about the baby birds born in our smoker. For this piece, I started with a pic I took of one of the babies learning to fly, after he had struggled all day to make his way across the yard. His moment of triumph seemed to be when he actually flew to the top of the fence. I photoshopped the pic, printed it on fabric, and hung it on the design board, where it has been ever since.

After working on some of the techniques in Vikki Pignatelli's Quilting by Improvisation, I was inspired to create this piece. I love this piece because it has real meaning for me and because I designed it from scratch (design flaws and all), with thoughts of that little bird valiently struggling to learn to fly.


Quilt Pixie said...

good for you to learn to fly solo just like your bird! :-)

Eve said...

Ooo! I love the motion and the edges!

sandra wyman said...

Love this - and your other work too! I really love the way you use colour - I'll be back for more. Thanks for your comment on my blog - and sorry about the delay getting back (have had nasty cold which made me incompetent and forgetful! - better now)