2012 FMQ Challenge: June (part 2)

9 06 2012

I did three more practice pieces for the June FMQ Challenge. As I mentioned in my last post, I wanted to try doing a zentangles in a single colour thread (Madeira rayon embroidery thread, 40 wt, colour 1001).

I also tried a variegated thread for a zentangle, this time in a black, white and grey King Tut thread (Superior Threads, Egyptian cotton, colour 978).

And finally, I did some more bird feathers, stitching quite closely to get the effect of tight feathers. The thread I used for these feathers was a soft pink, white and blue variegated thread (Superior Threads’ Rainbows trilobal polyester, 40 wt, colour 818). As plenty of pink and grey galahs live in my area, I was trying to emulate their gorgeous colours.

I was much happier with the zentangle I did in the white thread, OK with the black/white/grey one, and very pleased with the pink/white/blue feathers.

Now, back to the quilt I’m making…


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9 06 2012
2012 FMQ Challenge: June « At Random

[...] As I said earlier, I really enjoyed this tutorial and can see myself doing more of these sorts of designs. Maybe this weekend?? [I did some more — pictures etc. here: http://sandgroper14.wordpress.com/2012/06/09/2012-fmq-challenge-june-part-2/%5D [...]

9 06 2012
Amy C

Bravo! Your stitching looks great!

9 06 2012
stephbg

Fascinating stuff.

10 06 2012
Linda Moran

Wow – such inspiration for me to get my butt in gear!!

10 06 2012
treadlemusic

Love each and every one…..so different! Thanks for sharing. Would look awesome on a quilt!!!!!!

6 08 2012
Ellen LI., NY

Loved your feather work…great job.

13 12 2012

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