Summer 2011 I started working on 4 big quilt tops. All are around 40"x40". Two of them are completed: Swallows of San Juan and Snowy Owl. And this week I started working on number 3. The background I dyed dark. Don't remember anymore which colors I used for this. On this background I screen printed white feathers. Now it was time to make the sandwich and start the quilting. After some googling I came up with this bird design which I copied into different sizes on Golden Paper. The pieces of paper were pinned on the sandwich like this:
Stitchting black on black is not something you want to do for a long time. So every day it is time for some birdies. Here are the pictures after the stitching, taken from the back:
Yes, I still have to remove the thread ends :-). To be continued.