Tufted Titmouse

1 Mar 2010
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I fell in love with a photo by Rolff Nussbaumer and with his permission to use it as inspiration I created this quilt.  It measures 30" x 21".  I hand dyed the background fabric, and the fabric for the leaves and painted the little bird with fabric paints.  I then fused all the parts and machine quilted it heavily.  We used to live in Wisconsin, where the tufted titmouse was quite common.  Now living in Florida I never see them anymore, so now I have a permanent resident inside. 

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cousette wrote
on 2 Mar 2010 3:18 AM

Great composition,great color combination and great sensitive feeling !

Helaine2 wrote
on 2 Mar 2010 9:22 AM

Beautiful!!!  Great colors & composition...!!!  Love it

Quilnan wrote
on 2 Mar 2010 7:02 PM

So pretty.. contrast is effective.

meta1 wrote
on 2 Mar 2010 11:48 PM

Very beautiful colours and the  little bird is really well done.

PippaEccles wrote
on 4 Mar 2010 11:06 AM

I love the colors, and the bird looks so lifelike! How did you create it?

ElleJay wrote
on 5 Mar 2010 7:42 AM

It's lovely

TheNeedler wrote
on 10 Mar 2010 11:21 PM

Laura, if you put up bird feeders, eventually you will see the tufted titmouse in Florida. They appear a little darker here than in the north.  I live in West Central Florida, and they appear in my yard about the same time the goldfinches are changing color and preparing to move North.  Beautiful work! 

Lynne C. wrote
on 16 Mar 2010 12:25 PM

Laura -

Others have mostly spoken my mind!  Your work really shows your love and affection for these little birds!  Thank you for sharing.

Lynne C.

lauraruiz wrote
on 16 Mar 2010 4:55 PM

Thankyou to everyone who left a comment.  It is really special to be able to share with so many others who love fabrics and sewing too.

on 23 Mar 2010 8:25 AM

absolutely beautiful the colours are stunning

Chris@65 wrote
on 23 Mar 2010 10:16 AM

I love your quilt.  You did a great job.  We spend our summers in Northern WI and love seeing the tufted titmouse.



Rinachiyya wrote
on 24 Mar 2010 6:28 AM

Wow,that bird looks os real I love your quilt.

It is beautiful.

Loralye2 wrote
on 7 May 2010 10:12 AM

This is awesome.  Good job.  I love it.

on 22 Jun 2010 7:57 PM
coollabtech1 wrote
on 25 Apr 2011 3:32 PM

Beautiful. I love how realistic the bird and the twigs are.