Thursday, April 7, 2016

An Aurifil Stitched Owl : :

Owl Sewing!

Sketch stitching up a special, new pillow or two for each Quilt Market is certainly becoming tradition for me! See here, here, here, here & here... Carefully choosing Aurifil thread colors and a motif represented in each new collection to stitch into a pillow to have on display is the perfect place for me to start! Once I get the go-ahead to reveal the new collection it's always so exciting, but having to wait for the strike offs to arrive to begin all the new creating can feel eager and antsy. This stitch work is a way I can begin right away with the making, while I wait for the actual fabrics. And for my new Nightfall collection, an owl was the perfect place to start!

Sketch Stitching

I shared this little peek a few weeks ago when a bundle of Art Gallery's new denim arrived and I was giving away my Aurifil thread set, Bohemian Garden. I used my own hand-selected thread colors to create this owl, that makes this new "sketch stitch" pillow feel just a bit extra special to me!

Bohemian Garden Aurifil Thread Collection

Aurifil Stitched Owl

Yesterday I finally got around to taking more photos of the finished pillow, along with my owl quilt as you go quilt in the works, so I thought I'd share a little more of the completed pillow here today before I move further down my Nightfall-quilt market-make list!

Owl Sewing!

Feather Stitches

Owl Eye Stitches

These detailed thread pillows always look so much better in person, so if you happen to be attending Spring Quilt Market next month, you'll have to stop by my booth space to see & to say hello!

Happy stitching! ♡ Maureen

27 comments:

  1. Absolutely stunning. Perfect colors. Perfect stitches. I'm crazy in love! I can't wait to see it at Quilt Market and will stop by the booth to check it out for sure.

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  2. wow this is gorgeous. you did a fantastic job. cant wait to see the finsished quilt. your socks are adorable.
    quilting dash lady at comcast dot net

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  3. WOW! It's amazing. Do you just create it as you go, or draw it on before, is it free motion, or do you use a walking foot? I just have so many questions, it just so beautiful.

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  4. Your sketch stitching is AMAZING!!! Your owl is spectacular and now I want to figure out how to do it!!!

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  5. My goodness Maureen you are so talented!

    Vicki

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  6. It's one of those things that I will never be able to create. So I deeply admire what you created and truly appreciate all the inspiration and effort and time you have invested in this work. Truly stunning, I am in awe . well done dear, bless you.

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  7. Gorgeous! Just Gorgeous! My favorite pillow so far!

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  8. That is so amazing Maureen and looks like it might be very time consuming, I'd love to see how you do that.
    Baukje

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  9. The stitching is fabulous!!

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  10. This is amazing, just beautiful!!

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  11. Love it! You are quite the artist!

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  12. Your pillows are AT LEAST as good as your fabric lines! Do you teach how you decide to stitch these up? They are divine!

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  13. I stumbled upon your blog very interesting! ! Thank you for giving us this moment of pure happiness .

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  14. Gorgeous, I love Owl's, so fantastically done!! x

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