March 22, 2013

Fairy Wren


All done!

Okay, I need to paint in that little stretch on the hem and I also need to paint the sides of the mounting board, but otherwise, it's done. :)

So, to recap...




First I quilted the background (a lovely hand dye - not sure if this was one of mine or one of Deb Lacativa's), and then I added approximately one million french knots. 



And then I painted a whole lot of paper towels in the appropriate colours, and then I fused them, and then I cut them out into little teeny tiny feathers, and bob's-your-uncle (just like that! Over the course of about 20 hours) my bird was done!

Two more to finish the series and two more weeks before they're due.  Can I make it?

Let's find out!

Kit 120

Linking up with Nina-Marie's "Off The Wall Fridays" and "Thank Goodness It's Finished Fridays".  See you on Monday!

29 comments:

MsMidge said...

Simply stunning!

Marit said...

Wow, it is beautiful! I would never have guessed the bird was made out of paper towels! And all those french knots! You must be a very patient lady. Thanks for sharing and linking up to TGIFF!

quilthexle said...

All those french knots ... oh my !! It looks great. And yes, I'm sure you'll finish in time ;-)) maybe you'll loose some sleep ?

Nina Marie said...

lovely - everything is better with french knots!!!!

Mary Ann said...

Beautiful...:)

Mareenchen said...

Wow. This is terrific! Absolutely stunning.

Carol A. Babineau said...

So very nice!

LynCC said...

Yes, you can make it!! I can't wait to see all of them "together"! :D

Crooked Gulley Art Quilts - Mary Couch said...

Such tedious work... love watching your progress.

liniecat said...

Stunning, like this best of all so far I think

Anonymous said...

So beautiful! The bird is so delicate- I love your hand dyed fabrics, and your very beautiful (and many)French knots!

Nancy Bowron said...

Lovely bird! It is beautifully done!

Kit Lang said...

Thank you very much!:)

Kit Lang said...

Thanks very much, Carol!

Margaret said...

Each one is lovelier than the last. Wow! And yes...one per week...I think you can do it! :-)

Sylvia said...

I think this one is my favorite! The knots look like Lilac blossoms.

Judy Warner said...

I love how you created the bird. I am going to have this follow your progress from now on!

Marilyn Wall said...

have you noticed how many times stunning has been used in the comments? There's a good reason for that, it is stunning. Three birds made the thumbnails in Off the Wall, must mean Spring is in the air.

Robbie said...

So cool!!! Love, love, love the french knots!! Great addition to the piece!

Fibreartist said...

Love the process, kit. I am so into birds too !

Quilt Rat said...

Fabulous!!! I love to stitch on painted paper toweling....I am certain it is the perfect texture for those pretty feathers......and yes....that is a lot of french knots, they are wonderful!

M-R Charbonneau said...

Soooo gorgeous! I love those colours, Kit! I received your wonderful package -- very exciting! Thank you! Thank you!

wholly jeanne said...

well, sugar, this is nothing short of fabulous. nothing says spectacular like a bazillion french knots, and the paper towels? bazinga.

Beth said...

Wow. Love this little guy! and those french knots look good enough to eat! Did I say that?? The colors are sumptuous as well!!

Carol said...

Wow, my favorite, french knots. I love it all. That bird is surely sitting PRETTY.

MulticoloredPieces said...

Aww, Kit--I think this one's my favorite! Between the french knots and the blue-turquoise feathery effect you get, I'm smitten!
best, nadia

Cathy Perlmutter said...

Just glorious, Kit. Is that Wisteria or Lilac? Either way, it's spectacular! You're a pointillist!

Threadpainter said...

Hi Kit ... your lovely little bird of happiness sure makes me smile !
I love that you brought his colouring into the blossoms ... thumbs up !!!

Linda Kittmer said...

Kit this is stunning. I feel I say that a lot when I visit you here! I love all those French knots to create the beautiful blossoms. I can't wait to see some of your work in person! Is it too much to request you bring the self-portrait you feature in your blog banner. I loved watching that one develop and it just blows me away!

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