This is the other thread painted gift I worked on in December. The background is made of confetti pieces captured in tulle and free motion quilted Bird and thistle are freehand cut from fabric and then covered with thread thread-painting.
Here is a picture of the goldfinch with some of the thread-painting finished and the finished piece not framed.
One of my newest thread paintings was a pair of love birds. The background is constructed of confetti pieces captured in tulle. After quilting I couched some of Ricky Tim’s Razzle Dazzle thread over it. Next I added the branch and birds freehand cut from fabric. The next step is the thread painting which is the bulk of the work. My final step is to crop and finish the edges with a satin stitch. This piece was matted and put in an 11 by 13 inch frame.
My quilt “With Stars in Their Eyes”, has been selected to be displayed with the Fly Me to the Moon exhibit at the following venues
Houston International Quilt Festival, November 3-6 2016
Road to California in Ontario, CA, January 12-22, 2017
International Quilt Festival/ Chicago, April 6-8, 2016
All of the moon quilts will be displayed at 14th Annual HMQS Home Machine Quilting and Sewing in Salt Lake City, Utah on May 4-6, 2017 (This will include my quilts “the Eagle has Landed” and “With Star in their Eyes”