I haven’t spent much time in the studio this week, but today I’m back at it full force! I am quilting the painted fabric piece shown in my previous post and am excited about finishing this quilt.
After a few days of looking at the quilt on the design wall, I saw the colors of the Indian Pow Wow dancers. The vertical strips in the middle of the quilt will become their painted sticks and needed some feathers. I painted the feathers with acrylic paint on black cotton fabric, fused them to a backing fabric and stitched. This is the result.
After I sewed the feathers, I cut them into shape. I have not sewn the centers yet, as I will use that sewing to attach them to the quilt when I have finished quilting the background. My vision is for them to be hanging towards the bottom of the “sticks”, but that may change…from the studio