May 8, 2013

A Wallhanging for Leanne!


I have a friend, Vicki Welsh, who is a fabulous longarm quilter and also dyes fabric by hand.  I was on her website a couple of weeks ago and found the perfect pattern!  Another fellow longarmer, Deb Levy, is collaborating with Vicki and they are kitting up patterns that Deb designs with Vicki's hand dyed fabrics!  Now this is a win-win proposition!

This is the pattern that I ordered...
Is that not the most beautiful Egret you have ever seen!

I chose to do raw edge fusible applique on my wallhanging.  I actually stitched the edges after it was on the longarm.  The pattern was really easy to follow but the ribbon gave me fits just a little.  I do not think I put the pieces in the correct order but it still looks ok.  I used some batiks that I had on hand for the flowers and leaves to blend with Vicki's hand dyed background piece .  I used a shimmery crazy quilting fabric for the moon. It is unbound at the moment because I cannot decide what I want to use.  I am thinking about ordering a yard of fabric from Vicki dyed to match the bluish/purple at the top.  I think that would frame it quite nicely.

Enjoy the photos.  I have several close ups of the quilting.

 






 



I also have another bird to share with you today.  My hubby and I love to go to Coley Bunch Nursery every spring to buy lantanas for our flower gardens.  They happen to have the most beautiful peacock on site for their customers to enjoy.  I was able to get these photos of him on our most recent excursion to the nursery and would love to share him with you today..










And in keeping with the "Bird" theme, my friend, Margreet, is a wonderful artist!  She makes beautiful crazy quilts and is also a hand carver!  Just look at this thread box that she made for herself!  This is the most exquisite hand carving I have ever seen! You should visit her blog!

126 comments:

Patty C. said...

Your Egret is by far the most beautiful I have seen !!!

Jayardi said...

• • • Oooh, you know those colors are right up my alley.

Thearica said...

I bought you something last week! (wink)

Marianne said...

wow. wow. wow. That is a beautiful quilt! This is my first hop with Madame Samm and I am happy to have finished in time. I hope to join more swaps in the future.

Judy B said...

Your Egret is fantastic and your quilting amazing! Thank you for sharing.

Amy said...

Your Egret is just gorgeous! Your friends box is so beautiful too! And that fabric in scarlet is fabulous! Three talented ladies on one blog post!

Anita said...

Love your egret! The colors you used are perfect! Great quilting too :) thanks for the giveaway!

Lavonna ZWB said...

You did such a Wonderful job! So beautiful. Thank you for sharing with us.

Sharon said...

Wow the quilt is lovely....the colors are wonderful both on your quilt and the peacock....

newsurfiegirl said...

Ohh what a beautiful quilt! Thanks for sharing

Britt-Inger said...

Your quilt is so wonderful with an amazing quilting. Thanks for a great give away and for being part of this hop and sharing your creativity

Nati said...

Great work! Love how you quilted it! Thanks for the giveaway I would love to have that fabric in my stash!

Pauline G said...

You have some lovely embroidery blocks - the quilt will be special. Love those reds!!!

feltfree på Åsly said...

This is really awesome. What a great quilt. Just love it.
Thanks for sharing
Frederika

charlotte said...

Awesome job on the egret. What great quilting too.

Patricia said...

Great job on the quilt. The carved box is beautiful! Peacocks are pretty but noisy!

Lisa Marie said...

The egret is definitely beautiful and the quilting is fabulous!

Judy Cooper Textile Images said...

The egret is beautiful. Nice photos also. Thanks for sharing and the giveaway. Hand dyed fabrics are wonderful to use in projects.

Marla's Crafts said...

Your project is just beautiful. Thanks for a chance to win in your give away.

Gill said...

I love your egret - we have had little egrets here in the UK for the last few years. I love the peacock's colour but they are such noisy birds aren't they - worse than guinea fowl!!
Thank you for sharing!

Elizabeth Coughlin said...

Your Egret is amazing; what beautiful quilting too!

Leanne Parsons said...

Your quilt is gorgeous! Beautiful job. We used to visit a farmer's market that had a peacock. What a beautiful bird.

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Oh Thearica!!! your Egret is just stunning!! I would love to get my hands on that pattern...have to get out and look now. lol. Beautiful....thanks for a lovely giveaway too

NotionNanny said...

Your quilt is beautiful. I love red so I really like your giveaway. Thanks for sharing

Brenda said...

Your quilt is very pretty.

Margaret said...

Your Egret is beautiful. You are inspiring me to work today. I enjoy reading your blog

krislovesfabric said...

Oh, your quilting is beautiful...and that box! You have a talented carver friend, for sure!

Natasha said...

Beautiful pattern and you did a wonderful job on creating it. WOW!

Valerie the Pumpkin Patch Quilter said...

Beautiful bird quilt - the wood carving IS exquisite!! Thank you for the chance to win, the hand dye is gorgeous!! ;)

Rosa said...

Fabulous and that box looks fantastic.Great job!!

Mary Couch said...

I love the egret. Creating art quilts with herons and egrets is one of my most favorite things to do. I may have to get that pattern.
Thanks for sharing.

Marilyn said...

The egret pattern really is gorgeous. I'll have to check out the website. And, of course, I'd love to win fabric - one can never have too much gorgeous fabric.

apple blossom said...

oh, I love your quilting project.
thanks for the chance to win your beautiful fabric

Linda said...

How beautiful! The quilting is stunning, too!
I love the peacock photos and the carved box, too! You had a lot of eye candy today!

giddy99 said...

What a lovely egret, and that carved box is amazing! I'll have to go see if she sells them. Thanks for the chance!

Cherry's Prairie Primitives said...

Such a beautiful quilt!! You did an amazing job!!

Quayceetatter said...

The egret is beautiful and nice quilting. Thanks for sharing and the giveaway. Love the Hand dyed fabrics.

Patty said...

I like the wall hanging/quilt.Great job. And thanks for the chance to win the lovely red fats.

Lori said...

Wow your egret is gorgeous. And this peacock is wonderful. Thanks for sharing. When I was young my dad and mom would take us 5 kids to a park we could walk around all day and all they had were female and male peacocks. I was always in love with the colors and the noises.
Thanks for a chance to win this lovely fabric.

Bonnie58 said...

Love the egret. She is beautiful. Thanks for sharing and for the opportunity on the draw.
bonnielarson58(at)gmail(dot) com

MooseStash Quilting said...

What a spectacular quilt you have. They quilting is just incredible. A true work of art! 'And that thread box your friend made! Wowzers is that gorgeous!

Janarama said...

Awesome quilt ... just beautiful. I love egrets ... I have them every evening by the creek right behind my home during the warmer months and love to sit outside and watch them.

Carol said...

I had to laugh when you said you weren't sure you put the pieces in order because I'm always messing up the order when I applique, but it always seems to work out. I don't see one thing wrong with your beautiful piece...it is totally gorgeous and a work of art! Thanks for sharing those other pics--love the peacock and the carved box!

Vickie said...

Everything you've shown here today is just beautiful !

Just Quilt It said...

What an elegant wall hanging! I love, love this. The fabric is exquisite and your quilting is superb!

Katie M. said...

I really like the way you made your quilt come alive with the quilting. The work on the egret is totally awesome.... Thanks so much for sharing the detail.

Bente-I like to QuiltBlog said...

-your quilt and quilting is awesome, lovely quilt!!!
Thanks for sharing the photos and the chance to win ☺
Bente

Mary said...

Oh my, your quilt is wonderful. The quilting is beautiful and brings all the details out. What a super project. Thank you so much for being part of the hop.

Gwen said...

What a lovely egret project you've done! I love the quilting, especially those feathers on the wing!

Lisa said...

Your quilt was beautiful and the peacock pictures are awesome. I love peacocks. I would so love to win the fabrics, they are beautiful to!

carla said...

Hi!!! Beautiful!!! I love your egret and moon!!!! It is so pretty!!!!

Sharon said...

Your egret is so beautiful. When we lived in Florida, we saw them all the time. Miss that!

Nellie Duclos said...

Your quilt is delightful and the peacock is an stunning bird to be admired from afar. Too bad he didn't display his beautiful feathers for you. From California, thanks for sharing and I caught you Crazy Quilt Show and will be back to view it.

Abbigail said...

I love your egret! What a wonderful wall hanging!
hulseybg at gmail dot com

Sherryl said...

I really need to work on my FMQ. Lovely Egret. And aren't peacocks amazing? It's hard to believe they come from nature! I keep saying I'm going to make a peacock quilt some day. Thanks for the kind giveaway.
- sunshdws at yahoo dot com

Patty D from NC said...

beautiful FMQ - that wall hanging is just wonderful.

Needled Mom said...

Your piece is really gorgeous and deserving of a top spot today. The quilting is beautiful.

Emily C said...

Very nice quilting on the Egret, i can see why you picked that pattern. Very lovely. I love the peacocks. Such a pretty bird.

Linda said...

HI! WHAT A COLORFUL GREAT POST!
THANKS TOO,FOR A BEAUTIFUL GIVEAWAY!

msstitcher1948@yahoo.com

Jane S. said...

I definitely did not get enough sleep last night -- mis-read Sultry Egret as SURLY Egret! Sheesh. Sultry or Surly, that is a beautiful bird. :)

Anya said...

Vicki's fabric are amazing! Thank you for the chance! And I love your egret!

Deb@asimplelifequilts said...

Love your egret! Perfect fabrics and gorgeous quilting.

Bits & Pieces Quilting said...

Beautiful work! And I absolutely love peacocks.

Sowing Stitches said...

Just looking at your egret my mind is off spinning in a daydream to some exotic tropical island filled with delightful birds!

Shauna said...

awesome work, I love it!!!! Thanks for the chance

Pauline said...

Stunning, what a beauty! It looks like art work... what do I say: it ís artwork!
Compliments to your friend, her woodcraft is adorable.
Olala, what a sweet give away your have!
Thanks for sharing.

Kirsten said...

Incredible Egret. I grew up in Florida and saw many of these magnificent birds. Your quilting has really captured their simple elegance.

shawn said...

Your egret is beautiful, I love the heart on the chest. Thank you.
smjohns63 at yahoo dot com

Marjorie Nath said...

Beautiful Egret! Another item to put on my bucket list. Thank you for the chance to win.
thelady at hotmail.com

mattsbeandip41 said...

Nice fabric, now I have to learn how to do that too ha ha

CharlotteT said...

I really love your egret. Thanks for being here Thearica!

Linda J said...

Gorgeous wall hanging, Thearica! I don't think we have seen an egret till we popped over to your blog. What a wonderful endeavor for your friends to join together on the pattern and hand dyes! You did both of them proud with your piece.

How generous too of Vickie to share her hand dyes with you and you in turn with the blog hoppers. Wowie, somebody is going to be one happy quilter if their name is pulled.

Madame Samm said...

Ohhh T, stunning work....and to think you have been hiding all your lovely skills ....your quilting is beautiful...really lovely....
and you know where you ended up today...had to be....it was that good..love the peacock photos..

jan said...

Very very beautiful - I love the quilting on it too!
have fun
jan

Lou said...

Love your Egret!
Everytime I drive from Texas to Fl I think I need to make an Egret wallhanging:)

Mara said...

Beautiful quilting, I am so going to check out your crazy quilting down below, sounds fun!

Stitches said...

Wow, I love your quilting on your wall hanging, the whole piece is very nice. Thanks for sharing.

Linda Crosby said...

All I can say is "Amazing" What a beautiful piece of art. Your quilting is also wonderful. Thank you also for the chance to win those lovely pieces of fabric.

Julie in WA said...

Your egret is most beauteous! The quilting is so well done as well. Thanks for sharing your work of art!

JoyceLM said...

Your egret quilt is lovely - thanks for sharing. And thanks for the chance to win.

Kelli said...

Wow, what a beautiful project, and your quilting is stunning! What a pretty peacock too, and I can't imagine all of that carving. Amazing. xoxo

Rose Best said...

Very nice site

Sharmond said...

I love your beautiful white egret! What gorgeeous red fabrics for a giveaway. Thanks for sharing pics of the peacock. One does not see a real live peacock very often.

Vivian said...

Love your stitching a the thread box is amazing!! Peacocks are so cute, I have always wanted to own one.

Denise said...

Your egret is simply gorgeous! Wow!
Thank you for sharing the live peacock and for the awesome giveaway!

Unknown said...

Love your fabulous egret! Those colors in your give-away are fabulous too! And red is my favorite color:) Nancy: rangerer@sbcglobal.net

beaquilter said...

lovely wall hanging, did you long arm that? and nice peacock! great giveaway

Kristen King said...

What an amazing project, the quilting is wonderful!!!

Bonnie Pfrimmer said...

Love your Egret! I don't think you did anything out of order, looks wonderful to me. Thanks for sharing this lovely give away with us today.

Jeanie said...

Beautiful egret, beautiful fabric, beautiful quilting...... a perfect combination! Just lovely.... no wonder you were chosen today. And thank you so much for the giveaway too!

KT said...

That box is gorgeous and I love peacocks! Thanks for the chance

S Walker said...

The egret pattern is wonderful, and so is your quilting. I am impressed by that magnificent peacock tail; I can just imagine it in full fan. I will be visiting your friend's website; her wooden box is beyond beautiful.
swalker287 (at) aol (dot) com

patchouli moon studio said...

Oh Thearica that quilt is beautiful! Love the colors too.
On another note I wanted to let you know that I got the package from you today, thanks. That was so fast because I just paid for the postage on pay pal this morning, lol. Thank you so much for my goodies. The fabrics and the brooch are so beautiful.

linny said...

Your Egret is beautiful. Gorgeous colours. Also love the workbox.
The giveaway fabric is very yummy(red is my favourite colour) Thanks for the chance to win the fabric pack. lyn.robyn.smith@gmail.com

maggie said...

The Egret is just wonderful! Great job. I really enjoyed seeing that Peacock as well. beautiful.
Another great blog hop Thearica.
Thanks to Madaam Samm of course.
cheers
maggie

ritainalaska said...

marvelous quilt ... the applique work is just gorgeous! thanx for the link to margreet's.

crazylegs said...

I love your egret quilt, the quilting is fabulous! And thanks for sharing the photo of the beautiful carved thread treasure box.

Kathy H said...

I love the quilt. And such wonderful quilting too. So many different ideas. That thread box is really beautiful. How wonderful to have something so useful be so beautiful. I love the colors of the peacock. I have a friend that has a peacock in her neighborhood. It is a wild one I guess as no one owns it. It will come right up onto her deck. Just beautiful to see. Bothers the dogs in the neighborhood though!

Tammy said...

Oh my goodnes that quilted eggrett is amazeing....Love love love it. And her fabrics are pretty special looking.also. Of course just like everyone else I would love to win them too.

Catskill Quilter said...

The egret quilt is gorgeous! And I loved your photos of the peacock too!

Sheila said...

Oh how impressive , beautiful work ! Love the peacock , they are such gorgeous birds. Thanks for sharing your talents and for a chance to win.

Kathy @ Kwilty Pleasures said...

Beautiful quilting on the egret...just lovely! Thanks for sharing and the giveaway! C U soon!

Vicki H said...

Your egret is AWESOME. Thanks for such a great giveaway.

Karen in Breezy Point said...

Beautiful quilting on your egret! Thanks for the chance to win some very pretty fabrics!

lefuntz said...

Thearica that is truly a work of art! The fabric is stunning and the quilting is sew well done. That peacock is very pretty but they are not songbirds. Our neighbor had one. Their cry carries a looong way.

Debbie M said...

Wow I love it! And your post is so fun!

Theresa said...

Absolutely wonderful! Your quilting is just so beautiful!!

Melody said...

WOW brilliant colors, would love to win!

LJ said...

OM goodness, the egret is beautiful and all your quilting stitches are fantastic! Excellent! Loved seeing the peacock - they are amazing. Thanks for the tip about Vicki; I need some hand-dyed fabric for borders and binding on a quilt and will check her website out just as soon as I'm bird hopping!! lol

Frances said...

Your egret is a work of art. So lovely.

Sewgirl said...

That is a beautiful quilt, with lovely quilting to match. You should be very proud of that piece!

sandra said...

what a gorgeous quilt you did a wonderful job. Thanks for showing us the pictures of peacocks

Lisa in Port Hope said...

Just beautiful. I love the way you used quilted feathers for the egret.o

BizyStitches said...

Enjoyed your parade of pictures. Lovely. Thanks for the chance to win.

desertskyquilts said...

I love the way you quilted the bird piece. I'd also love to win those beautiful fabrics. Thanks! dezertsuz at gmail

Cloud 9 said...

Thanks for sharing all the pictures. The hand carves box is amazing. What a talented woman.

Sandra said...

Your pictures are lovely. Thank you for the chance to win such bright fabric.

syvisser@gmail(dot)com

MoeWest said...

Just gorgeous! You did a wonderful job on the quilting! Thanks for the giveaway.

Janet said...

The egret is stunning! And the carved box!!! Fantastic!

Tricia said...

OH MY!!!! Stunning beyond words!! Thank You for sharing them with us and for the wonderful giveaway.

Sincerely,
Tricia

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

Beautiful reminds me of the egrets we saw in Florida a couple of years ago.

nicolesender said...

Beautiful quilting. The egret is superb!
nicolesender(at)yahoo(dot)com

Barb66 said...

I love your Egret!and the give a way is fantastic! Thank you for sharing.

Debbie said...

Wonderful photos of that beautiful peacock, Thearica. One always thinks of a peacock with the tail spread open, but it looks beautiful closed, too. That's one of Vicki's best colored stash packs and I'd love to own it!

floridamissy said...

I love the quilting on your bird. I especially like the feather on the wings. My favorite color is red so hoping those gorgeous fabrics are coming my way!

Amy W. said...

Your bird is amazing, it is like a painting.I would love the fabric give away. Great Color.