Paradise of Birds Diptych

Project Description

What was your source for this quilting project? Online Photo or Website Name of website or photo Paradise of Birds Diptych Link to website or photo www.evelynArts.com/portfolio.htm What are you most proud of? Outline machine quilting with invisible nylon thread give the pieces dimension, highlighting the texture of the trees, flowers, and especially the birds. The hand sewn glass beads highlight the centers of the flowers and add texture to the rough ground below the cranes' feet. Hand sewn Swarovski crystals make the birds' eyes shine and brings them to life. This piece won Best Use of Embellishment at the 2000 Glendale Quilt Show (www.glendalequiltguild.org). What advice would you give someone starting this project? Many quilters start with a quilt pattern, then choose fabric. I start with fabric that makes my heart sing and wait until my imagination tells me how to best feature it in a quilted wallhanging or garment.

What you will need

  • 100% cotton fabric
  • metallic threads
  • hand sewn glass beads and Swarovski crystals

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