harvest feathers ~

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good morning!!

happy friday, and wonderful holiday weekend to you all!

my sewing machine is revving up and we’re good and warm!  vacation time… equals sewing time!  

i put some petal to the metal on this gorgeous hand-dyed, finished this piece, diving head-first into my handy-dandy ‘hand-dyed’ stash!  isn’t this fabric ‘to dye for?’ {apologize for the overused cliche}  but it is!  by talented vicki welsh.

and… a reminder!  i’m celebrating summer and my entire etsy store is 20% off until August 1.  {this piece is listed there!} and a couple new ones, too.  🙂

also, june asked a question the other day about which threads i use, particularly on the summer breeze quilt.  typically, i like polyester, which are either YLI variations, or Superior’s rainbow; both of which are 100% polyesters. i do use king tut on occasion, and this is one of them.  what i find is that king tut, being a heavier thread, sometimes gets bulky in the spine line of the feathers… so i have to take a little extra care in ensuring that my quilting doesn’t “go overboard” especially when stitching the accent or “hyper-quilting” in the middle of the feathers.

and, although the pics don’t show it super well, there is also a thick, metallic “razzle dazzle” {from superior} that i used to outline the feathers, in the aqua blue color.  i love these colors together!  

enJOY!  stay cool!

Comments 6

  1. There are not enough words in the vocabulary to describe how beautiful this piece is!!!!! Have an AWESOME vacation!!

  2. Leslie, I always find it so interesting how the quilting changes the appearance of the fabric. Again, your quilting is amazing and inspring.
    Thanks for addressing my question about the threads that you used in the Summer Breeze quilt.

    BTW: Thanks for showing the quilting from the backside of Harvest Feathers. I always appreciate seeing "the other side". I have a Christmas table runner with white backing. I like the quilting so much that I just leave it on the table, white side up, during the non Christmas season.
    ~June in AZ

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