glacier park forest shadows ~

MarveLes Art Studios Blogs, Photography 8 Comments

happy friday!

i’m humbled, and honored {and totally thrilled} to be featured on the superior blog today!  … perhaps you will take a few minutes to stop by and read my thoughts and inspiration behind “northern night lights,” a thread painted art quilt which was created just for superior. {posted here on the blog} 


back in the studio ~ once again, {and always!} i’m working on finishing up some projects that have stacked up, {and boy have they}… just how does that happen so fast?  

i think feather quilting is always gonna grab me by the ‘thread strings’ as i’m so very taken with all the motifs and styles that feathers are, and can be.  for  for me, practicing them on tablerunner sized pieces is ideal, but more than that, it’s just plain fun to play with the style, thread color, and fabric color all together. over the past year, i can see my skills have gradually improved, and hopefully, i’ll keep building on them.  

i’m real pleased with the overall look of this forest-inspired beauty, as it reminds me so much of glacier park, deep in the pines:  courtesy of the woodlands gradient by miss vicki welsh.  i always enjoy vicki’s blog too, so you’ll need to check her out if you haven’t already!  she’s a wealth of talent, and inspiration, as well as a superb dyer of beautiful fabric!

so … i’ve begun the quilting with a basic feather, but quite large in scale to the width of the fabric. these are somewhat difficult for me, but this time it was a little easier:

love the color changes and tones in this fabric gradient.

i love the color story:

 this time, my goal with the spine hyper-quilting was to keep it contained, so to speak, and so i deliberately kept the golden yellow from spiking out into the feathers, so they would remain somewhat puffy.  

no matter which color you like, or which feather style you choose… it’s always a great adventure!

thanks again, for stopping by, and i hope you have a wonderful weekend!  i’m excited to be taking off for “timeless quilts sewing center” in missoula montana to teach an all-day art quilt class, where we are going to explore leaves and poppies as artistic, creative theme in art quilting!  so looking forward to it!

xo
soli deo gloria!
leslie

Comments 8

  1. Leslie…..your feathers are gorgeous….both in style and color!! Totally dreamy!!!! I style technique I absolutely MUST try!!! Hugs…….

  2. I just read/saw the post on the Superior blog, and Northern lights is awesome! Thanks so much for adding so much beauty to the world!

  3. I love your work always, but I really love this one! I bought a few gradient fabrics with the intent to do something like this. I will be thrilled if mine look half as good as yours!

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