Today’s collection of pictures from the Festival of Quilts 2019 at the National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham, is about birds.
Those who follow this blog regularly will not be surprised to see several peacocks here. Well, I can’t help it if other people find them inspiring as well, can I?
And just look at the range of colours in the border of this one on the left. Isn’t that fab?
The dragon caught my eye for two reasons. Firstly, his “breath” is an unusual use of hexagons. And then, just look at how the body is made up. Random scraps to make up the body, with only a very general attempt to follow the shapes. Some carefully shaped black lines give shape to the tail, while the other plain black pieces give shape to the rest of it. Very clever
The pastel birds are very clever as well.
One other in this group needs singling out. I especially like this one. The same image is used with different combinations of the same colour palette, giving surprisingly different effects. But look at that quilting, with the colour of thread used for each feather’s thread being slightly different: