Lori Wisheropp

9 Feb 2010
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My inner animal is displayed by a peacock who loves to show off her creativity and, admittedly, can be quite loud at times. The body of the bird is appliqued with added embroidery thread for embellishments. The feathers were painted by covering my hand with fabric paint to act as a stamp. The "eyes" of the plumes are my fingerprints. I felt it was important to include parts of myself in making this quilt.

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mupham wrote
on 10 Feb 2010 11:38 AM

Your peacock is truly beautiful, Lori! 

Mary Upham

pixelkris wrote
on 10 Feb 2010 3:38 PM

Fantastic!  Love the eyes!!!

on 23 Feb 2010 9:57 AM

It's hard to believe that this is made from fabric and embroidery thread!  Very beautiful!

Karinne wrote
on 24 Feb 2010 7:26 AM

How unique to use your own hand and finger prints for the tail. I love this peacock - he's looking right at me with a very curious expression. Kari

Connie Horne wrote
on 26 Feb 2010 4:57 PM

Lori, I just love your peacock and I am very happy you are one of the winners.

RxnDesign wrote
on 23 Mar 2010 11:23 PM

Wow Lori!
He has such character & expression He is truly a beautiful creature & your inovative method of painting (& including yourself) is just perfect for this piece.
Love it!


cousette wrote
on 1 Apr 2010 4:00 AM

I do love it and share this inner animal with you ! great to use your hands and fingers !

memawof3 wrote
on 16 May 2010 10:52 PM

I love your bird!!   But please excuse my ignorance,  I don't understand HOW you used your hand, I mean, what part of your hand did you apply the paint to, what kind of paint, fabric, how much pressure, etc?  The technique intrigues me which sounds kinda paradoxical since I'm not sure what the technique is!!  Guess I'm having a Duh moment.  I do think it's gorgeous though :) 

emstari wrote
on 20 May 2010 9:52 AM


memawof3 asked how I used my hand to make the image.

I painted the design onto my fingers and palm with textile paint and used my hand like a stamp. After stamping the fabric, I repainted my hand and shifted the position for another stamp to create the plums.

It was messy but fun!

Check out my newest QA entry "Count your blessings".

Everyone can vote for their favorite quilts.



on 15 Aug 2013 6:00 AM

Amazing creativity. I love it.