Good day, my bloggy friends! I hope you have had a good week. Mine was busy, and a bit dis-jointed due to a few unplanned happenings sprinkled throughout the week. I was able to finish and ship off my Cascade of Leaves quilt. The quilt will be featured in the October issue of Quilter’s World:
You remember these yummy fabrics I received a few weeks ago. They are from the Silk Road collection by Benartex:
I have enjoyed working with these fabrics in the Cascade of Leaves quilt. You can see some of the leaves here:
I wanted this quilt to have an overall textured look. So, I first machine-embroidered feather motifs onto the quilt at various random spots:
Then, I filled in with more feathers (done free-hand using my home machine without any prior marking) to give the overall textured look. The only thing is that the background feathers seem to have buried the embroidered feathers. Although I am pleased with the result, I didn’t know if I should have done something different for the background quilting:
Here are more pictures with different lighting:
Here are a couple of pictures of the back:
Thanks for stopping by this week. I have appreciated every one of your comment(s). I am running behind in getting back with you by visiting you back. But I hope to get caught up by this weekend. Take care!