Friday, 30 March 2012

My Big Fat Gypsy Feathers!

Hello everyone.

I hope you've had a good week.  My finish today is a quilted wholecloth.......

I used a pre-dyed fat quarter of 100% Egyptian cotton and Hobbs heirloom 80/20 wadding.

If you are wondering why I've called this post My Big Fat Gypsy Feathers, it is becasue I took my inspiration for the fancy feathers from a TV programme called My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding.  The opening credits had a beautiful swirly design which I photographed with my phone. 

The lay out and the flower are all my own design.

I used a white Clover marking pen to draw the flowers and placed them first.....

After all the flowers were worked, I added the feathers.


It was quilted on my little domestic machine.

I experimented with some metallic threads on the yellow parts which were a bit wirey but I did like the effect.

Initially I was going to embellish the edging with some 3D flowers but decided against it. I didn't want to over work it so knowing when to stop is a good thing.  Plus I thought the 3D flowers would distract from the main design.

I wasn't going to enter this month's Free Motion Quilting Challenge as I thought there were too many feathers, but a few people have told me it still counts becasue of the flowers and background.  so I think I will enter it.

I'm also linking up with Fiona from Finding Fifth, who is this week's TGIFF hostess.  There are already a few lovely finishes there so head on over and take a look.

Today I'm going to be working on a thank you gift for someone so til the next time...

Happy Sewing!
Rhianon.

12 comments:

Editfolt said...

Rhianon beautiful work. the beautiful and the stitching pattern and colors. I love it!

Eileen said...

Wow - beautiful work!

quilt 'n piece said...

Beautiful work Rhianon. Lovely colours. I love looking at your posts.

Debbie said...

Just beautiful. And a great inspiration source....design is all around us. Thanks for sharing that. Enter it anywhere and i will vote for it.

The Thompsons said...

Holy cow - that's gorgeous! Your quilting is fabulous and what fun fabric!

Tammy said...

Wonderful quilting Rhianon. I love the colours. Your design is fabulous incorporating the flowers, feathers, leaves and echoing is pure genius. Bravo very well done!

M-R said...

Rhianon, once again your work is exquisite! Wow!

What Comes Next? said...

beautiful work!

Connie said...

This is so beautiful!

M and M plus 3 said...

Look at you go, I love your feathers and yes, you did need to submit it to the challenge. Its beautiful.

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

This is stunning Rhianon....you do the best work!!!!

How did your like the metallic thread? and did you have to do anything different to use it?

Fiona @findingfifth said...

Oh my Rhianon you are in another league completely. Thanks for linking up with TGIFF and sharing this.

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