glad tidings ~

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hi there ~

snow does put me in the mood for christmas, no doubt about it.  and i’ve been inundated with family/mom matters so haven’t really had much time to dive in and create much christmas quilting.  gosh, november is fading all too fast.

this is {again} a feathered table runner, quilted on a commercial red fabric that i happen to love.  it has text in it {one of my favorite things}. i don’t know if or when, i will ever tire of quilting feathers… and i need to challenge myself to stay on top of the skills and expand them, but i just wanted to play with red white and green.  so here we go!

i quilted the first feathers with a christmas green thread color.  then added the hyper quilting with gold.  the interesting thing is how that golden color weaves a new color story into the center spine line of this feathering…  i seriously had to look at it {more than} twice ~ just to visually understand how the color changes happened.  {you can really tell in the picture below}  the gold blended with the green and makes it not only ‘brighter’ but more of a layered, bright spring-green, and gives the christmas green feeling like more of a teal-tone, too.  {and i like it}.

i decided to add some white free-hand, quilted writing, and chose white so it would stand out. {all of the top threads used on this piece are magnifico from http://superiorthreads.com}

there is red razzle dazzle {in bobbin play} on the outside of the feathers, but it doesn’t show hardly at all in the bright sunny outside light.  {so it goes!}

i finished the runner with a batik binding that combined that christmas-green turned teal green, and red and gold swirls.  i love having a fun stash to dive into and create with!

and… even better, i was tickled to have it sell so quickly in my etsy shop, too.  time to get rollin’ with the season, for sure.

so here’s to november glad tidings! 

enJOY!
xo
leslie

Comments 3

  1. Pretty Christmas making. Yes, the holidays are coming up full and fast. Got to get a bit of making done myself. xox

  2. "Just" another really gorgeous quilt! Thanks for sharing this to us! I love the way, you quilt the feathers with different colors. What kind of sewing machine do you use?

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