Curious Australian Bird landed on Barbara McKie's windshield while visiting the countryside. Barbara took a photo and then printed that on fabric and threadpainted this lively little fellow with the beautiful blue crest.

Curious Australian Bird by Barbara McKie won First Place, Surface Design, sponsored by Sew Steady, at the Houston International Quilt Festival 2019.

#8 Vicki Adams 2020-03-11 14:18
Wonderful detail, especially the wipers, grill and window. Love wrens, they are so tiny and fast - I call them the mice of the bird world
#7 Bethelbee 2020-02-26 08:39
Love the detail in the little bird! Took me a few to realize it was sitting on a windshield.
#6 vickeyhults 2020-02-21 18:10
What a beautiful job on this quilt. Great job on the bird, the grill and the wipers. How did you ever get the eye to look so real. I just enjoy looking at the bird.
Thank You for sharing.
#5 Old Quilter 2020-02-21 17:59
The thread work is exquisite The composition magical
#4 Feequilts 2020-02-21 15:26
Congratulations ! We have a lot of these little birds dancing around our garden too. The blue is so deep and beautiful. They make you want to raid your fabric stash to see if you have that exact blue. Love the detail and quilting. Hello from Australia.
#3 artsyles 2020-02-21 13:26
Hove it. The thread painting is so precise. Great job on a beautiful quilt.
#2 Janet Moyer 2020-02-21 12:36
What a happy quilt! The bird is beautiful! I love all of the detail it looks so real. Great work.
#1 michelle degroot 2020-02-21 05:54
That's a superb blue wren
Beautiful little birds
I have them in my garden at home
Beautiful quilt and thread work
Well done
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