winners of vicki welsh’s navajo hand dyed fabric ~

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morning glories!

yes… you read that title right {i hope} and i am giving away TWO  pieces of vicki’s delicious fabric in the navajo gradient! 

and… vicki and i are teaming up for another giveaway later this month, so please be sure to check it out… ya just never know what might happen!

thank you for all the sweet and kind comments, i really do appreciate the precious time you all spend coming to the blog and reading what i’ve been “up to!” 

and i have been spending lots of time quilting, preparing some of my things for entry into a christmas craft show locally, and re-filling the etsy store, too… and finally took some time to take photos yesterday.  

so, let’s move on into a new piece i’ve quilted, using the navajo gradient from vicki, this time i went to my free motion couching foot, and yes… more feathers!

 feathers ~ feathers ~ there is so much to explore in feather motifs, that’s for sure!  and i’m going to be practicing them lots more, varying my styles, and seeing if i can push myself beyond my comfort zone, and into some new variations, and technique improvement overall.

 this gradient has such beautiful changes in intensity of color! {as all of them do}, but i never tire of  how the quilting, the thread choices, and overall color of those factors affect the visual complexity of this piece.  

 and the feather motif in the background was accomplished using “twist” by superior threads.  i love the powerful impact of these two colors, twisted together on one spool, and i’ve started experimenting more with them!  after couching the feathers with a prety yarn, i outlined them with razzle dazzle, from the bobbin {known as bobbin play} and then began the overall quilting surrounding the feathers:

not a really great backdrop, are our front steps, but it was better than the indoor lighting i had available yesterday!

and two of you will receive a quarter yard of this beauty, with all the range of color just as you see it in the picture below.

  what a great backdrop 
for just about anything you want to do with it!
soli deo gloria!
the winners:
“quilting tangent” and “cinderbike”  
please contact me so i can send 
you this gorgeous gradient right away!
leslievaskey at msn dot com. 
if i don’t hear in a week, i’ll draw new winners.
thanks again everyone!!!
blessings on your day.

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