Black & White Heron

7 Mar 2011
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I really wanted to make a black and white art quilt , I pieced the background in black fabric pieces and tried to use white and lighter scraps for the Heron, added some metallic thread in the background for some shine, used some black and white lutradur for some free hanging feather pieces,and added a clear chrystal for the eye.  I love to paint birds but this time I wanted to express myself in fabric.  Thanks to Quilting Arts I have been combining my love of painting with my love of sewing.  I have really been having fun trying new things.  Thank you so much for all of the great ideas.

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Quine wrote
on 7 Mar 2011 9:11 AM

I love your heron.  It really is effective making it in black and white.  I did a bird a few years ago and am still enjoying looking at it on my bedroom wall.  Enjoy.

edyth wrote
on 8 Mar 2011 8:03 AM

Really fantastic.

georgygirl wrote
on 11 Mar 2011 11:43 AM

Wonderful! I love birds and have been attempting some, with plans for more, including a heron, in my future fabric projects.  Love your choice of fabrics and depiction of the feathers - very inspiring.  Well done :)

freetobe wrote
on 4 Jun 2011 4:27 PM

This is a wonderful piece.  Using black and white to create a Blue Heron is a wonderful idea.  I wonder what it would look like if you tried one in blue and white?


caren12 wrote
on 9 Jun 2011 7:16 PM

This is a beautiful piece.  I love the detail in the Heron.