I've been off work this week to take care of my husband post surgery (they took out his fibula and made it into his mandible to fix a jaw that broke due to osteoradionecrosis which means, I think, bone death due to radiation when he had cancer years ago). During this time t's nice and relaxing to just sit, de-stress and hand quilt in between changing his dressings, packing his drains, grinding his medications to dust and filling his "feed bag".
These colors are definitely sunshine on a rainy day! (Bring on the sunglasses).
As you can see I'm using perle #8 - odds and ends - different colors leftover from other projects - to stitch around the feathers and on the feathers themselves.
(Yes, I'm a thread slob).
I used all the bright and long string scraps leftover, for the most part, from quilt backing trimmings. Some of the scraps that are smaller in width were leftovers from the very end of a piece of fabric. If the fabric end pieces are smaller than 1.5 inches I throw them into the long string mishmash of scraps otherwise they go into the 1.5, 2.5 or 4.5 scraps.
After I get the feathers all quilted I have no idea how or what I'm going to do with the empty space between the feathers. Suggestions? (Easy ones, please).