Wednesday, 8 February 2012

Dreams of Feathers


I was very excited when Michelle Yeo brought me this quilt.  She gave me artistic freedom so long as there were lots of feathers.  

 
The design I quilted in the plain diamonds came partly to me in a dream.  I often dream about the quilts I am working on, or quilts that inspire me that I am about to start.  So I can say I take my work to bed with me.




 
I like how the back shows the quilting too.  You can see all the ditch stitching I did.  Not one of the points was cut off – Michelle’s piecing was perfect.
 



I have linked to Esther’s Blog for her WOW = WIPs On Wednesdays.

25 comments:

  1. STUNNING!!!!!!!!!!!!
    How fabulous to get given the go ahead to use your artistic freedom!
    I too dream about my customers quilts too, some are just like that.Michelle's piecing is lovely.

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  2. Oh wow what a fabulous quilt. And your quilting is the icing on the cake !!!

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  3. Wow that is absolutely gorgeous!!

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  4. wow, that's gorgeous!! phew, do you mark your feathers or free motion them? If I did this, I would certainly charge a pretty penny. just lovely

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  5. Love it!! The back is as beautiful as the front.

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  6. Stunning Desley. Michelle does some amazing quilts, but the quilting is the stand out on this quilt. I love the back as well.

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  7. My goodness, that is beautiful!

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  8. Your work is exquisite! I love everything about this quilt and the piecer did an awesome job. Thanks for sharing.

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  9. Fabulous feathers....as always!

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  10. Desley - that is so beautiful - I always so enjoy your work.

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  11. Oh WOW!!! Your quilting is always amazing....

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  12. Oh my that is just so gorgeous. So how do you come up with these ideas? Do you draw them before and audition a few different ideas or do you just know right away?

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  13. Wow Desley, you have surely cast your spell on this quilt!

    Best Wishes
    Kay in Scotland

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  14. Desley, your quilting is so inspiring! thanks!
    karen

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  15. 'lots of feathers' is music to my ears! beautiful work.

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  16. Hi I just awarded you a versatile quilters award here
    http://beaquilter.blogspot.com/2012/02/versatile-blogger.html

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  17. Holy guacamole, Desley! That is some gorgeous quilting!

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  18. Gorgeous quilt, Desley! I can imagine the time needed for piecing such a quilt. Your quilting is perfect!

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  19. Perfectly lovely perfect piecing and perfect quilting. Those feathers may well inspire more feathered dreams for more quilters! Beautiful!

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  20. Absolutely beautiful quilting! I need to find out what you eat before you go to bed. I could use some of that inspiration.

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  21. Just love all those feathers!

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  22. This is so lovely--just incredible! Could I ask, what thread do you use--is it a white--I am very slowly making a similar quilt, but am struggling with how it would be quilted and what to use on the back vs. thread color choices. Do you change colors? (I cannot see the actual threads in the photo, but it looks wonderful!)

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