blue bayou beginnings ~ choosing colors {and a winner}

MarveLes Art Studios Blogs, Sewing Loves 5 Comments

hi there everyone ~

speaking of blues… {!} for most of the past week i’ve been coping with the flu + cold bug! wowzers, what a rough week. 

despite our montana wintery weather {to be expected} and chilly 15-20 degrees with a fresh couple inches of new snow… our spring will get here on it’s own time, and in it’s very. own. way!  but happy spring to all of you who are enjoying blossoms and green grass!!

so… this is where “blue bayou” starts. as i begin to think out thread choices and colors that will complement the gorgeous hand-dyed gradient fabric from vicki.  the beautiful, and yet-ever-so-elegant, basic curving center-drawn spine line will be the base for the feather quilting:

all of these thread colors in magnifico are wonderful choices! there is no wrong color, in my opinion.  it’s more a simple challenge of just this. 

make.  a.  decision.   🙂

with choices made, the beginning stitches look like this: 

a periwinkle blue purple for the initial quilting of the traditional ‘heart-shaped’ feather, and then the second pass is to echo with bobbin threadwork, using a bright twinkling royal blue.

and… the winner of the fabulous pin: 


as it turns out, found by the random generator to be commenter #8 ~ miss vicki welsh!  that brings a happy smile, and the perfect ending to this post.  thanks to all of you who so kindly commented, and loved this truly beautiful, amazing work of heart from katie’s wonderful paper style.  i hope to have more of those to give away, once i get connected to the art gallery in my hometown chester for more of her delightful treasures!  so fun to give away ~

bless you all ~
leslie

Comments 5

  1. So first I come here and it actually takes me a moment to recognize the fabric and then I see that I won the drawing. It's like winning twice! Thank you!

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