Monday, April 23, 2012

Big Bird, Can You Tell Me How to Get to Sesame Street?

I guess it's better to be who you are. Turns out people like you best that way, anyway. –Big Bird

Big Bird lives in a nest 123½ Sesame Street building. This 8’ 2” yellow bird is always asking questions, trying to figure out how the world works. He often makes mistakes and gets upset when things don't go as planned. Despite that, he is persistent in always trying to find a good solution to the problem.

Big Bird is Sesame Street's central character and he has been a part of the cast since the first episode aired in 1969. He is performed by Caroll Spinney, who is completely concealed in the costume. He extends his right arm above his head to operate the neck and head and uses his left hand as Bird's left hand. The right hand and arm are stuffed and attached to a fishing line that loops behind the neck and is attached to the wrist of the left hand. The feathers on the costume are white turkey feathers, which have been dyed yellow, backed with yellow ribbon and hand sewn onto the costume. The feathers are replaced frequently.

More Curious Big Bird Facts:
Age: 6
Birthday: March 20
Scientific name: Bigus canarius
Favorite expression: “Asking questions is a good way of finding things out!”
Best friend: Mr. Snuffleupagus
Favorite Toy: Radar, his teddy bear
Favorite food: Birdseed milkshaes
Favorite sports: Dancing, roller skating, ice skating, riding a unicycle
Favorite hobbies: Singing, writing poetry, drawing
Dislikes: Making mistakes

Pattern by Michelle Thompson
Piece Count: 136
Block Size: 10"
Moda Marbles: Dandelion, Bright Yellow, Bubblegum Pink, Cornflower, Cardinal & Burgundy
Kona Cotton: Snow & Black


QuiltNut Creations said...

This quilt is going to be adorable.

~Laurie~ said...


Cindy said...

So adorable!

Nicole said...

Cuteness! My kid would love this. Where did you get the pattern?

Bente-I like to QuiltBlog said...

Hi Elizabeth,
I already know now, that I love this quilt,
so great and so funny. Your post too lol
Liebe Güße

Cherie said...

Wow I don't know how you do it! They all look amazing =D

Paulette said...

I am just amazed at how realistic these are. Again, a beautiful job on Big Bird!

Jill said...

Big Bird is totally a favorite for me. Did you know his address is 123 1/2 Sesame Street?
I couldn't imagine doing the puppetry for him. Amazing.
Love the red!

Shay said...

I cant tell you how much Im enjoying seeing this quilt come together E. It's utterly gorgeous.

Big Bird looks fantastic!

Richard Healey said...

Totally amazing love it.