08 September, 2011

Feathers Are Flying...

... in the Strawberry Patch, but I'm managing to get them stitched down! Who doesn't love this bird? My grandson does, and so does his Mama (birds of a feather)! I timed this post especially for today, my daughter-in-law's birthday, because I knew how happy this would make her! I've been planning this since he was born and spent yesterday getting all the components together for Gregory's wallhanging. I just laid the buttons in place (for the photo, above) because the white eyeballs by themselves creep me out! The button pupils will be attached later. See the quilt's layout and chosen fabrics below, I couldn't resist the pink and orange stripe: Big Bird's LEGS; I knew it had to be incorporated into the borders the moment I saw it! Big Bird's stitched "portrait" will occupy the large white square in the design, the striped fabric will combine with the blue, orange, green and red for the pinwheels.
I'm not sure that I will add the character appliqué, it has become my project muse; we'll see. My plans are to machine applique a few circles in the lower left and upper right and to attach a button-on band with Gregory's name and birthdate under the words (see layout photo) "Who Loves Big Bird?" There's nothing like seeing a plan come together, and what a happy plan this one has become.

Happy Birthday, Leigh Anna!
Life is Good!

16 comments:

leigh anna said...

BOY OH BOY!
This has made my day! :)

His wall hanging is going to be PERFECT! :)

KaHolly said...

It's just adorable!

Kathie said...

that just made me smile!!!! its adorable you certainly captured big bird! brought back memories of many mornings watching sesame street with my dd's
Kathie

Impera_Magna said...

I love Big Bird... and someone is going to LOVE his wall hanging!

cbquilts said...

That is cute as it can be! You have such great ideas!

Mama Spark said...

Wow you have outdone yourself this time. So cute! Can't wait to see it done.

Salem Stitcher said...

Too cute!

I'm with you though...white eyeballs with no buttons freak me out.

JCnNC said...

Oh, so cute - the finished product will be absolutely priceless. It is so happy. Judy C in NC

Connie said...

Lookin' good! How fun this will be.

Nane said...

Happy Birthday Leigh Anna! This will be treasured for sure.

Karen said...

How cute! He will LOVE it!

Great job, by the way!

Karen

Janet O. said...

Love that bird!! The portrait (with buttons) is perfect. And that striped fabric for the legs--couldn't get any better. I want to go shopping with you. Somehow you find the cutest patterns and exactly the fabrics to make them shine! Great job!!

AnnieO said...

Very cute! Big Bird always cheers with his bright yellow feathers and happy countenance. Wonderful plan!

Quiltdivajulie said...

My boys are in their 30s and I 'still' love Big Bird!

Awesome project !!!

Karen said...

Big Bird is big! Wonderful for a kid for sure!

phyzz said...

So very special for these two B.Bird lovers!