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.


  1. Teresa Silverthorn

    Reblogged this on Beyond the Pear Tree.

  2. Teresa Silverthorn

    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.

  3. meta

    Looks very good so far!

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

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

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