Saturday, August 1, 2009

Bada-Bum!!

In my house a bada-bum is given (like a drum roll, or a ta-dah) whenever we accomplish something or we just want to receive some praise show off. In my daughter's case it's usually given when she wants to show of her outfit or a cute hair style, in my case I usually want my husband to notice something!


I have finished adding color to my Peacock Quilt and I lurv it! I'm definitely, positively, 100% in love with the process and will be pursuing it further.


It took a couple of hours to tint it but it was so relaxing and vegitating (meaning I didn't have to think about it, or anything at all for that matter.) This is pretty much how I spent my afternoon (after running a 5k this morning - pictures soon) while waiting for my migraine meds to kick in: color in, paint with textile medium, heat set, repeat, and repeat... and repeat. You get the idea.


I'll have to do a tutorial on the process... maybe... if you're nice to me... ok you twisted my arm! Tutorial to come soon. If you are interested that is.

Now all I have to do is decide on the border. I'm thinking a scalloped border ... although I dread doing a scalloped binding. Anyway I think a scalloped border would go along very well with the whole elegant grandeur of the peacock theme. I'm also thinking this little guy is either a king or a prince - I can't decide which. You do know that the pretty peacocks are all boys right? The name of the quilt will be .... wait for it ... King Julian or maybe Prince Julian, maybe king Benjamin - the most noble king I know but somehow I don't see him as being a showy kind of guy.


Now I have to wait 7 days, 7 whole days! before I can wash it. I want to wash it in hopes of the "poofiness" coming back. When you heat set the color you have to press it with an iron and the "poofiness" has been flattened - somewhat. I am a little nervous about washing it, that is why I'm waiting 7 days - exactly what the instructions on the textile medium say to do. I'm not taking any chances of the color washing out or worse, bleeding.



16 comments:

Aimee said...

Wow - simply stunning!

Jennie said...

That is absolutely stunning!

Soukies said...

I love it! I think it needs to come live with me for sure!!

Terrie Sandelin said...

This is extraordinary! Your swap partner is one very lucky swapper!!

flossyblossy said...

Hello lil peacock. Come home to Mama.. :-)

Margaret aka Supermom said...

YES...do a tutorial please. Dying (no pun) to hear how this was done.

Brenis said...

He is absolutely magnificent!!!!!!! You are soo talented!!!

kathi said...

Just beautiful--I'm really looking forward to the tutorial.

Penelope Anne said...

There are no words!!!! GREAT JOB!

Sandi said...

That is stunning! Can't wait for the tutorial.

Kerri said...

came over from flickr, and this is absolutely amazing!! would love to see how you did this work of art!!

corrie said...

Wow! That is so pretty. I'd love to see the real thing! I pretty much vegged out after the 5K too. But not such a productive vegging.

lej619 said...

all i can say is WOW!!

Lauren said...

Wow, I'm not much for quilts but I would use this one. Absolutely beautiful/I love it.

nanotchka said...

Amazing technique and design! We all look forward to the tutorial, I hope you post it on flickr too so I don't miss it! Lucky partner!

CONNY said...

hello norma,
wath a nice work.
bat soooooo meny work.
great!!!!


greatings conny