Sunday, October 28, 2012

Blogger's Quilt Festival -- Statia's Hummingbird


"Black Chinned Hummingbird on Oleander"
From a photo © Statia Dougherty - used with permission


Blogger’s Quilt Festival Stats
Finished quilt measures : 20" by 25"
Special techniques used : painted on wholecloth cotton with fabric paints, trapunto, thread painted and quilted with cotton thread
Quilted by : Karen Silvers
Best Category : Art Quilt, Home Machine Quilted, Wall Hanging



I created this quilt after being inspired by my friend Statia Dougherty's wonderful hummingbird photos.

I had some new fabric paints from Prochemical and, after securing permission from Statia, I tried them out with her photo as my guide.

The little bird was layered and quilted first before I layered and quilted the background so that he would stand out from the background.  I used Aurifil 50 weight cotton threads.

I chose to finish it so that it would resemble a matted photograph with a frame.




I'm linking up with Amy's Creative Side Blogger's Quilt Festival, Fall 2012 edition. 

18 comments:

CitricSugar said...

I don't think there are words enough to describe how lovely this is...! Amazing work.

Karen M. Walker said...

love this! i have always wanted to make something like this. just don't know where to start. :)

Belinda said...

I don't know how you do this! I wish I could. Love it, it's so very beautiful and different.

Lynne said...

Absolutely gorgeous!

Quilting Babcia said...

This is an amazing little quilt! You've done a beautiful job!

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

This is adorable!!!!!

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

This is adorable!!!!!

Robbie said...

It's beautiful, Karen!! Your quilting enhanced your picture!!! VERY, very nice!

Masha Novoselova said...

beautiful quilt!!

Shannon said...

so lovely! what a beautiful bird!

Sue said...

AMaZING QUILT !!!

Sandra said...

great mix of photography, painting, and quilting.
A little bit of quilting in the border frame would really make it sing.
Come see my entries #23 antique zigzag and #46 repro tulip batik

vexa said...

I agree it's amazing, truly.

zafeira said...

AMazing work! Well done!
#76 Zarkadia

Christine Moon said...

Very nice! I especially like the background quilting (hummies are my favorites!)

Marika Szabóne said...

Quilting Very nice work :)

Flo @ Butterfly Quilting said...

beautiful...my nomination for best wallhanging !

Nana said...

Such amazing work! I'm in awe.