Sunday, April 06, 2008

quilted peacocks

i have started another quilted tote bag - this one for record albums.

the vintage material is goofy 60's colonial upholstery fabric from a decorator's estate sale.
what a dreamy orgy of fabric buying that was - a whole attic full and every piece was 25 cents.

here's a close up of the bird and some of the fruits. the overall machine quilting was done with a creamy beige thread.
then i added some details, like the birds beak, with metallic gold thread.

i also put some gold on the blossoms.

i have started working on the reverse side of the bag, which is also a vintage bird themed upholstery fabric. it's almost done - it has silver metallic details.
why silver? because, nothing succeeds like excess.

1 comment: said...

It's beautiful!
You are such a multi-talented lady!