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I love creating art. I love the Creator! And through that love, I find a little slice of heaven on earth and I give Him all the glory! It's a great adventure and I'm excited to see what's around the bend! Come join me, won't you?

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

feathering my nest ~

hi there oh luscious happy summer days!!!

it's been a little cool weather-wise so far ~ but i'm warmin' up!  and i'm also warming up with a little quilting on my free motion feathers, too.  a little out of practice, and it's time to get tuned up again... {oh how i have missed you ~ feathers} i do adore the look of feathers... especially on hand-dyed fabric ~ {this is what Chris calls a 'double-dye' specially made by Chris Daly of Dye Candy!}  i love the whole cloth look that lets this fabric be the star it is!


these colors are very dramatic and exciting to me!   love it!
the back side:


i noticed my spine stitching was not as nice and smooth as i'd like them to look. and that is my summer goal!  but i do love how this gorgeous piece of fabric turned out quilted in feathers.   
now that's what i call "feathering my nest!"

do you have a specific goal for summertime sewing or quilting?  i want to practice design and feather work on at least two or three of these in different colorways this summer.  

have a wonderful day ~ thanks for stopping in!



15 comments:

Vicki W said...

Lovely!

Terri Stegmiller said...

Gorgeous colors and beautiful stitching.

elle said...

Your feathers make me want to fly! I am feeling like my feathers are a bit stuck together so the goal is to loosen up, take a few practice flaps and then just soar!

Denise Vitola said...

This is a stunning piece of work! Bravo for you!

Corrine at sparkledaysstudio.com said...

Fabulous work, love that pop of orange in the binding. What a pretty pretty thing. xox

Jennifer Scantlebury Vienneau said...

That is a great idea to have a summer goal! I generally just have these projects that I want to finish and vague plans circulating in my head but I think you have provided the incentive for me to choose a specific goal, whether small, or bigger than small. I am going to have to think on this one for a bit. And your feathers are lovely!

Robbie said...

It really is a BEAUTIFUL piece!!! Colors are amazing together...thread, fabric....just wonderful!!!!

Chris Daly said...

Leslie, Your feathers look awesome! I love your work.

Cathy H said...

That fabric is beautiful.....and so is your quilting.....

Jane Wetzel said...

Oh my...that deep blue is sooo rich and beautiful! Love this!

lcscottage said...

Gorgeous! You inspire me!

LuAnn Kessi said...

Gorgeous Fabrics, threads, feathers and runner! The finished project looks dye-n-mite on your table!
LuAnn in Oregon
luannkessi.blogspot.com

deborah wolff said...

I am learning and practicing free motion feather myself this summer. They are really fun.
A question, what kind of variegated thread do you use? It is so pretty.

Sheri Trepina said...

Love the colours....the textures too!
Sheri Trepina
Kalispell

Sheri Trepina said...

Love the colours....the textures too!
Sheri Trepina
Kalispell

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