Hello Friends, my dusty ceiling fan is now squeaky clean! During my cleaning frenzy, I also managed to finish my “Pressed Flowers” quilt. It now has a name: White Bird of Paradise. Dmyers said that the points remind her of the Bird of Paradise plant. I have never heard of Bird of Paradise, but after doing some research on the internet, I am in agreement with her. I even found the white variety that has similar color scheme to that of my quilt.
Here is my quilty interpretation of the plant (unquilted, and quilted):
I can’t show you the entire front until the quilt is officially featured, but I can show you the back. All the feathers are free-handed with no prior marking. I did sketchy markings for the feather spines, but more often than not, I didn’t follow the markings.
I kind of did something fun. I used different threads in the bobbin to give my back a multi-colored look just to see if my idea worked out.
If all things go well, you will see the quilt in print. I am hoping to be able to complete a Thread Talk post on feathers for tomorrow. Do check back and hold me accountable. I only had about three hours of sleep last night due to work and cleaning. I have a dessert yet to make for our company tonight. Needless to say, I am beat…. but I am determined to respond to all your wonderful comments/emails, albeit slowly! Love you all!