peachy summer feathers ~

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hello ~

first, all i can say is “score!”

because this hand dyed fabric from vicki welsh is a one-of-a-kind special piece… simply because she doesn’t really make it anymore. 

a bit of summer and sunshine in a piece of fabric.  happy and bright, warm and enticing ~ and even a bit of a tropical feel, too, especially because of the aqua colored 100% polyester thread {magnifico thread by superior threads}  i added as i quilted the feathers. 

love these colors ~  i think it’s so amazing how quilting with just two colors; a pink and aqua thread, come together in the ‘spine line’ of the feathers, to create this glowing, and very pretty blue-ish hue.  it’s always kind of magical!  {really, it’s just two threads, i promise!}

and so it’s just another fun and great way to continue practicing… attempting to make soft, and more graceful curves with the off-shoots of secondary feathers {as i call them}.  gotta work practice on this a little more, but i’m so giddy over the color story i’m going to be happy about it all the way!! it’s a summer picnic!  {available in my etsy shop, too}

i also finished it with couching in a gorgeous hand dyed rayon yarn, which has those same colors; but different shades; a rosey pink, burgundy, and turquoise-aqua greens.  i do loved how it turned out.

{Summer Picnic is available for purchase in my Etsy shop, too}

‘summer picnic’ is in my etsy store, too.

there were three thread colors total; a light peachy pink in te stippling quilting motif in the background of the feathers.  additionally, i’ve shown my bobbin thread is brown; also a superior thread; ‘masterpiece’ — a 50 wt cotton.  

i added a pretty floral binding to top it off nicely… like whipped cream on peaches and strawberries ~ yum!  that’s my kind of picnic for sure!!    

enJoy your day ~ be blessed!
xo
soli deo gloria.

Comments 7

  1. Absolutely gorgeous quilting—love the thread and color selections and your feathers are just beautiful! Very inspirational!

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