Aug 19 10
Man, oh man, I just can’t get away from these feathered wreaths!Â This one is PT36 and I used the swirl spine design inside the empty double spine zone.Â It looks pretty complicated because it’s stitched in multiple colors, but it’s really not tough to stitch when you break it down into sections.Â I started by tracing both stencils (the wreath and the inner spine design) and then I stitched the swirl portion in turquoise rayon thread:
At this stage, I was kind of bummed out that the swirl didn’t have any pizazz, so I echo-quilted along one side with gold rayon thread.Â I only echo quilted along one side because I thought the gold might be overpowering on both sides, and I’m glad I stuck to just that one side:
…and here’s a close up of the center; it looks so intricate that I think I’d better leave the outer plumes as-is (meaning no hyperquilting) because that might take away from the intricacy of the wreath center:
I have been having so much fun with playing around with feathered wreaths this summer that I want to share the joy, so we’re putting our stencils on sale!Â From now through 12:01 am 8/27/10, you’ll get a 15% discount on feathered wreath stencils (for retail and wholesale orders) if you write aug15 in the discount code box at checkout.Â I’m not kidding; these really are addictive because you can put your own spin on them to make the design your own!