|Quilted Phoenix, measures 8" x 13.5"|
Last week an idea came to me to quilt a little phoenix using Aurifil variegated threads Tramonto a Zoagli (#4657) for the phoenix and Limoni di Monterosso (#4658) for the echo quilting. I used one layer of Quilter's Dream wool and one layer of cotton select for stability and texture. Here's how it came together:
|Final phoenix drawing and how I drew it on my fabric before quilting.|
|After I added the echo quilting. Now I felt like all the yellow areas of the phoenix disappeared.|
I ended up going back over the phoenix using the Tramonto a Zoagli thread three more times to make the outline and colors stand out better. I really like the effect of layers of colors:
|Quilted phoenix mini quilt.|
This little quilt was made for an old friend that is going through a lot of changes. I know the phoenix is an important image to her and kept thinking of mini quilts to make for her. This idea really inspired me though.
|Quilted phoenix detail.|
|Quilted phoenix tail detail.|
I'm thinking this has started a whole quilted mythological creature series and am already planning my next animal to recreate with thread!
|Quilted phoenix back.|
See the rest of my (still growing) quilted mythological creature series here!