Cygnus

"Cygnus" is a study in photo-enabled quilting and a variety of machine stitching techniques. The original photo was edited using Corel Paint Shop Pro effects and color transformations. The piece was printed on cotton using pigment inks, and overlaid with organza painted to enhance the colors. Mother Swan and eggs were embellished with angelina fibers in four colors and topstitched with irridescent thread, and the nest was created with scraps of fabric, yarns, and feathers attached with free-motion machine embroidered "twigs". The same embroidery technique was used for the grass, beak and legs. The piece was then quilted using free-motion stitching, which outlines the flying cygnets and the lettering. Beading and metallic paint finish off the sky, shrubs and nest.

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Free-Motion Quilting, Machine Stitching, Online-gallery

9 thoughts on “Cygnus

  1. I love the idea of bits and pieces for the nest…just like the real thing

    And I love your quilting technique for the leggering….very cool…very cool

  2. I love the idea of bits and pieces for the nest…just like the real thing

    And I love your quilting technique for the leggering….very cool…very cool

  3. I really really love this quilt.  From the materials used in the nest to the details of the grass background of swans and the grass heads in the grass this is amazing work!!!

  4. I like the irridescence and color of your piece and also the lettering in the background. (While working on my entree “Vigil” I thought about a lot of things but never incorporating the name into the design. ) Your quilt has a special glow about it.  You have my vote, Good Luck!

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