feathering my nest ~

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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!

Comments 15

  1. 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.

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

  3. 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!

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

  5. 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!

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