Thursday, December 3, 2009

Sharing ideas and Inspiration

One of the things that I love about the quilt blogging community is the willingness to share ideas.
A little while ago I posted this feather (inspired by one of my doodles) that I stitched and then added colour to.
Diane J Evans who has been a terrific supporter of my work contacted me with a request to use my feather idea for a project she had in mind. She told me she'd like to do something similar but using thread for the colour addition. Really? well, of course I agreed and was delighted to think that something I had done had actually inspired her.........I mean wow!........go to her web site to see her absolutely amazing pieces.

Now imagine my surprise to find this in my mail box last week. Diane did this terrific postcard for me in preparation for this larger (and might I say) impressive piece, titled, Feather Play 1, which you can see and read about here. Diane explains the steps and various inspirations that led to the creation of the piece.
I now have my very own piece of original work by Diane and I could not be more thrilled. If you click on this treasure, you can see it more detailed. The stitching is fabulous!
This has in turn inspired me to begin using some of my rayon threads. I originally purchased them thinking I'd use them for embroidery but I think I'd much prefer to use them as Diane has in her Feather Play series.


Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Oh you will L-O-V-E your rayons for quilting, especially with the beautiful work you do!!! I can't wait to see what you come up with because I know it will be wonderful!
I have used rayons for years, cussing most of the way since they are more delicate, but I'm pretty sure it was *operator error*.... <:)
Have fun!!!


blushing rose said...

That is awesome ...
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Shasta said...

Have you seen Geta's shadow trupunto. It is beautiful as well.

Shasta said...

Oops, forgot the link.

Diane J. Evans said...

How kind of you, Jill -- and so typical of your generous spirit. I am thrilled and honored that you enjoy this piece -- you were the inspiration and I'm grateful to you.


Loreen Leedy said...

Nice work on both feathers!

Pumpkin Patch Quilter said...

Wow, I'm so amazed. Thank you for your kind comment on my blog...I found you last night and I think I was up until 1 in the morning looking through your posts. I have only recently begun to take an interest in free motion quilting - but NOTHING like what you are's incredible! I love it! Thanks so much for sharing, you've got me wanting to play hooky today and quilt instead! ;)

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