Tuesday, 5 May 2009

Hugo's Rainbow Bird Quilt

Yesterday Hugo (6) and I made this bird quilt. Hugo drew the bird (a Rainbow Bird, he called it) on a piece of fabric with Pentel Pastel Dye Sticks and I made it into a little quilt. I used glow-in-the-dark thread to quilt it, so it will make a nice wallhanging in the boys' bedroom!

It was great fun to make and I think it is a great addition to my bird quilt series! What do you think?

PS I was going to do a peacock quilt, but in one of the quilting magazines I saw a peacock quilt that took my breath away. I managed to find it online here - it was made by Rachelle Denneny and it won the second prize in the Professional - Pictorial category in the South Australia Quilt Show 2008. This is actually the quilt I had in mind - though I don't think I could have made it this perfect!
But there does not seem to be much point in trying to copy this quilt, so I may just skip the peacock (for now, at least)...


Unknown said...

He is such a cute little bird. I love the idea of making little quilts like that. I have 5 small grandchildren (and two bigger ones who may feel a bit to old for that) who would love to have something like your little bird. A good babysitting activity! Thank you for sharing


Chris Daly said...

Hugo did a wonderful job on his quilt. I love the idea of the glow in the dark thread.

Jantine said...

Schitterend quiltje! Leuk idee, maar dat had ik al eerder gezegd.

Banaghaisge said...

Hugo's Rainbow Bird is fabulous! When I was little we had real Rainbow Birds in the Mallee. They had useful beeks like this one, too.
Hooray for Hugo!