Take wing

3 Oct 2009
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The inspiration for this piece is the lush wildlife around central Florida, and draws on techniques from Jill Kennedy's article in June/July issue of Quilting Arts and Melanie Testa's Inspired to Quilt book. Made with paper towels colored during dying & painting projects, hand-dyed fabrics, painted and stencilled, sandwiched between duck backing and tulle, free-motion machine stitched and further embellished with glitter.  Dimension: 14"x24".

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cousette wrote
on 4 Oct 2009 3:25 AM

wow ! we want to go and fly with them ! I like this heavenly atmosphere !

TheNeedler wrote
on 8 Oct 2009 1:27 PM

Wow, Crafty!  I love this piece.  The Sandhill Crane is my favorite bird and I live in Central florida,so I recognize the atmosphere.  Great use of techniques.......Jim D

Pokey wrote
on 20 Oct 2009 7:31 PM

Wow, Melly has got to see this! Nice job...

qnana wrote
on 22 Oct 2009 4:27 PM

Truly beautiful!  Makes your heart sing to view it on film...bet it is lovely up close.

Crafty11 wrote
on 31 Oct 2009 10:13 AM

Dear All -- thank you all taking time to share your reactions . . . it was my first attempt at these techniques and this community has posted so many exquisite works of art that I was nervous about showing this piece. Your gracious encouragement is  humbly appreciated!

To The Needler -- the Sandhill Crane is also my favorite. They are so elegant and self-possessed. There is nothing like the crane's percussive. trumpeting call to its family. I so wish I could portray it in stitch.

MellyT wrote
on 14 Jun 2010 9:46 AM

Gorgeous! Glad I had something to do with it and that you took flight!

on 9 Sep 2010 4:02 PM

Absolutely beautiful use of color to create a shimmering, emphemeral quality to the piece.  Very dream-like. I'd love to see some details posted tp see how you did the eides of the flowers andbird wings.