June 10, 2013

I'll Fly Away



The wing is done. :) Yay!  At 14.5 inches across its widest part and 11 inches tall - it's the biggest wing I have ever made, but was just as fussy as the little ones. 




The feathers in this little curlicue were just as tiny as any feather I have made so far...


But they got bigger as I went out. 



Originally, I was going to add some hand stitched detail to these feathers in the form of veining, but after I'd done few, it turned out it was detracting, rather than enhancing the feathers, so I took it out and smooooooootheeed the little holes left behind.

I'll outline them when I sew them to the quilted background, but for now, the wing is done.

Up next, the hard parts!

Kit 120

20 comments:

Deb said...

I don't know what your plans are for this or how big it is but being so perfect an object in this image, I'd be afraid to go another step. Be brave. It's grand.

sherry said...

nice

cauchy09 said...

whoa!

Linda Kittmer said...

Kit this is stunning. You're making me itch to do a bird series so I can play with feathers. So inspiring!

Lisa Chin said...

This piece seems like a stand alone masterpiece. The various fabrics are wonderful! I'm amazed it is moving on to something else. I can't wait to see it!

Margaret said...

What Lisa Chin said. It stands alone. Beautiful. I do believe I've used similar fabrics a time or two...I understand the work you put into that!!

Purl Buttons said...

I can't wait to see what's next! Where will these wings go? It is exciting to watch your process.

What Comes Next? said...

it looks fabulous Kit!

Becky said...

Oh, how pretty!!

mysweetprairie @gmail.com said...

suuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuper!!!!!!! : )))

Beth said...

OH NO!!! THAT wasn't that hard part!!!!!
Looks beautiful. I actually like that song even though I am a pagan!!

HollyM said...

It is so beautiful! Yes, it could stand alone.

Robbie said...

AMAZING!!!!

Felicity said...

oh gorgeous! I would love you to make me some wings :)

liniecat said...

Oh Wow gal........beautiful!

cleta said...

Kit When I first looked at your wing I thought, Wow I hope I get those kind of wings in heaven. Your wing is awesome!!!!

Kit Lang said...

Now THAT's a compliment! ;) Thanks Cleta!

Patti said...

So wonderfully magical! just lovely.

Maggi said...

What an amazing interpretation of a beautiful wing.

Shannon said...

This is just glorious. The depth that comes from the different colors/textures/sheens in the fabric adds so much!

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