Summer of Color-5
The colors for SOC this week are red, royal blue, and a touch of light blue.
I have a lot of blue fabrics and a bit of red that was enough for my plan for this week. I decided to dye a piece of fabric royal blue so that I had a piece dark enough. I have been wanting to make a royal blue piece for a while, so this was the perfect time to make one. Here is my selection of fabrics for this week. The one that looks white is actually a pale blue.
Here is more of the piece of royal blue fabric that I dyed.
In keeping with my nature theme I decided to make a bird on my quilt block for this week. We have a lot of birds where I live and I enjoy watching them. I loved creating this little bright bird. I used my pale blue piece of fabric for the background. Even though we were only supposed to use a touch of blue, this piece made a perfect backdrop. There is only a touch of blue dye in the fabric, so it fits well enough for me. I also added just a touch of light blue stitching to the bird feathers on the tummy and tail. I also added some cream like a real bird would have. I couldn't help but add some white swirls to the sky. I love the movement that the swirls add to the background.
I used rayon threads in the free motion stitching so that the feathers would shimmer in the light.
I hope that you enjoy my submission for SOC this week. Next week will be the last week and quilt block that I'm making for this quilt. I hope to see you next week.
7/12/2014 02:06:43 am
Oh wow! So detailed!
7/12/2014 02:24:51 am
WOW!!!! This is absolutely amazing. I love what you did with your stitching! Your dyed fabric is so beautiful, and your nature theme is wonderful, too. I love the beautiful bird you made with this week's SOC colors.
7/12/2014 07:19:02 am
this is beautiful..great stitching
7/12/2014 08:45:57 am
7/12/2014 11:57:20 am
Oh my, this bird is such a beauty! Your dyed fabric is lovely as well.
7/13/2014 04:26:11 am
This is absolutely gorgeous. I dyed some fabric this week, but it looked NOTHING as beautiful as yours. I'm totally impressed with your free motion work, especially since I don't have any feed dogs. You not only made it look beautiful, you made it look achievable!
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Modern cabin in Alaska wooded setting. Warm and comfortable with a full bath, kitchenette, and loft. Twin over full sized bunk bed. Access to carport and space for larger vehicles. Only minutes...
I have a loving husband who thinks I'm a bit crazy to be so obsessed with art. I am a mother of five children from ages 21 to 5. I spend most of my time mothering and keeping house. In my free time I like to play with textiles, art journaling and painting. I have a degree in textile and apparel studies with a design focus. Right now I am more interested in fiber arts than apparel design, but I don't know where my journey will take me.
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