I find it exciting to see other people's interpretation of my patterns and to see how differently another creative mind can view my work . So you can imagine my delight when I discovered that my Kea pattern had been transformed into a pigeon! How cool is this!?!
|Photo posted with permission from Nicole of Patchwork Duck|
I love all the extra detail that has been added and the skyline in the background is amazing isn't it?! Here's the Kea in its original form just to remind you:
But I don't just leave it up to others to reinterpret my work. I recently reinterpreted one of my own patterns! You see, I needed to make a birthday present for a friend who loves fantails. I knew straight away that I wanted to sew her a fantail cushion, and I also knew that I wanted to make the fantail a bit more colourful than the last one that I sewn.
|The Original Fantail|
I can't quite remember where I was when the idea came to me, but all at once it occurred to me that I should make the tail in rainbow colours. The idea really grew on me and when I discovered that the fantail in my pattern has 7 feathers in its tail (one feather for each colour of ROYGBIV), I knew that I had to do it!
A bit of simple quilting using my walking foot and the cushion was complete! I love the way it turned out.