Or would you rather a 'prattle'?
Whatever you call them Australia is home to many
species of cockatoos and parrots!
Many live around my new regional home!
So when I stumbled across a budgie pattern,
found HERE, I knew I
could adapt it to suit my purposes.
I purchased some new Japanese solids which feel
beautiful and felt they would be
a wonderful addition to my stash.
I did a practice one first.....
Can you see where I made an
It is the extra piece of blue fabric on the lower
left-hand side of the bird's body.
Once I had done that, I decided it made for a better
Again I made an improvement by giving the next bird a
Then with the more complicated design I also split the
tail colour into two.
They look more like birds with their felt eyes.
On a recent morning walk, I saw a flock of these pink
and grey galahs.
So had to make one of those too!
There are a couple of extras pieces in this one to get a
good range of colour.
I have four that I definitely want to use.....
I think I will let them sit on their perch for a bit and
then decide where to go next.
PS I saw this painting at the Bendigo Art Gallery today.
It is by an Australian female artist, Ellis Rowan.
this patterns are wonderful. Where did you get them from?
The colours you chose are nice.
I never saw a pink parrot before.
Happy stitching Doris :o)
Cute budgies. I LOVE that painting!
Loving them & we do have so many varieties of coloured birds, so you have many to choose from. Wondering what they will become after they perch for a while. Cool mornings now, aren't they? Take care & hugs.
Wow! Your birds are stunning. Looks like you have been doing a lot of successful experimenting.
Those fabrics are perfect as the colours are so vibrant. How many birds are native to Australia? You have quite a workload ahead of you!!
Your budgies are beautiful! What do you mea by Japanese solds? They look amazing!
Oh wow your colourful birds are amazing. Why, I recognise some of the parrots that visit my garden. Such happy and vibrantly coloured fabrics. The galah is a sweet fellow. What a joyous quilt this is going to be.
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