Spirit Shard Quilt …New Feathers

SPIRIT SHARDS Quilt in Progress...Feathers ready to be sewn on

SPIRIT SHARDS Quilt in Progress…Feathers ready to be sewn on

I have quilted my painted quilt, SPIRIT SHARDS.  The feathers I made and showed in my previous post were very colorful…actually too much so for this quilt.  I have used one toward the bottom of the piece, but felt I needed to make an entirely new set of feathers in more neutral tones.  VIOLA!  They turned out to be just what I was looking for.

I’ve arranged them as I think I want them to be.   The photo only shows part of the quilt because I have a call for entry that seems appropriate for this piece and I’m considering entering it for jurying.

I will bind the quilt and sew on the hanging sleeve before I apply the feathers.  I am going to shape each feather with some contour stitching, trim the quill end and then attach them by hand with some embroidery along their “spines”.  I want them to remain three dimensional…I’ll see how this goes…from the studio

About studio18artist

A contemporary artist using canvas and cloth, paint and thread.

12 comments

  1. How much does this type of quilt sell for? 😉

    • I usually charge by the square inch ($1 and up) or square foot ($100 and up) depending upon the techniques used to create the fabric and quilt surface and the amount of quilting, etc. This helps to keep my pricing consistent within a series done with a similar technique. Until I have completed a few more with this method of embellishment, I cannot determine where in the range this method will fall. The working size of this piece is 32X45 inches.

  2. meta

    Looks very good so far!

  3. Very beautiful – love the techniques you’ve used (actually, I love everything about this!) =D

  4. Love the balance between light and dark areas, as well as the colours. Wonderful!

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