Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Flower Based Colorado Birds

While in Colorado I visited Amato's, a wholesale florist, and I took lots of pictures. Here are a couple of birds based on some of my favorite photos.

This bird was based on one of the photos of Gerber Daisies.

I loved the Orange ones best.

One of my favorite photos of the whole trip was the photo I took of bucketfuls of purple Alliums. I chose fabrics that reminded me not only of the purple colored flowers, but their round shape, and I used the striped green fabric in the beak to suggest the tall stems of the flowers.

My SIL says brides don't want Alliums in their bouquets because they smell like onions.

If you want to make some birds, you can get my tutorial here, at my Etsy shop.


Unknown said...

Your bird squares make me smile...thank you!! You inspire me.

Quiltdivajulie said...

I think the purple bird and the inspirational alliums are gorgeous (and yes, the alliums do have an odor about them).

Ann said...

It's always a treat to see which fabrics you choose. I must look for more wild stuff myself.

phann son said...

Congratulations on another gorgeous finish. Love red binding.