May 23 11

Quick Note

I haven’t had much time to sew this last week, but remember that purple flower block from last week?

Well, I just had to go back and hyperquilt those feathers; the flower just seemed so empty without it:

Here’s a closeup of some of the petals:

I like that flower sooo much better now…I guess I’m a sucker for gold rayon thread on purple fabric! And I’ve just barely started a new piece for hand embroidery. This is National NonWoven’s wool/rayon blend in the background with a bamboo/rayon blend felt I dyed for the feather/stem:

I’m using some of the hand dyed cotton threads I’ve dyed over the last few years:

It’s not looking like much yet, but I have plans…


  1. Claire Pereira Says:

    Yep, yep, yep the flower does look better!
    I do love your hand dyed fabrics and threads…the colors are so beeeeauuuutiful!

  2. Debbie St. Germain Says:

    I just love the vibrant colors with the stitching.
    I am going to visit our store this week, so I will ask her about settings for satin stitches with my machine.


  3. Kathy Mishler Says:

    It’s gorgeous Patsy

  4. quiltmom anna Says:

    Patsy, this is a stunning piece of work- I love all the rich colors and your quilting is exquisite. I have never seen hand dyed thread- You are one talented lady. Thanks for sharing.
    Regards from Western Canada,

  5. MaryLee Says:

    I just started folling your blog! LOVE IT! I am new at free motion quilting and want to learn alot. What kind of thread do you use for hand dyed?