Part two of the wedding anniversary bird delight from 3 to 11 birds, in my last post the work in progress I left you at the applique stage of the three main embroidered birds on Liberty print. Well here is the big reveal...the cushion itself is quilted with a panel of alternating squares on the right to highlight the simple pattern of Japanese gauze. The remaining birds are part of the quilt design these are hand quilted with the matching liberty print on the reverse. The text is a lyric taken from their first dance by Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, Breathless.
On the reverse the wedding date is in a banner and I have also used some vintage silk kimono fabric as I explained in the last blog post their honeymoon was spent traveling around Japan.
So there you have it the special wooden birds of the talented Mr Whiteley transformed into their unique Mr & Mrs colour palette of stitch, when a pair of love birds wouldn't quite do... just a small aviary of affection.