|Quilted Fairy, measures 13.5" x 9"|
Another Quilted Mythological Creature Series mini quilt! A couple of weeks ago when I made the quilted Centaur mini, I also made this quilted fairy--partly to keep the recipients guessing on what I was making for them. This one was a birthday present for Afton at Quilting Mod. I left the design of the fairy to the last minute, and decided in a migraine-induced state to just find a cool fairy online. I settled on this artwork by Jesse Lindsay:
|Picture/artwork credit to Jesse Lindsay|
I traced the basic outline, removed her skirt, and added arms, hands, legs, antenna, eyes and extra swirls in the wings. Geez hands and feet are hard. And those tiny eyes!
|Quilted Fairy: final drawing on fabric.|
Again I used Kona Silver and two layers of batting (Quilter's Dream wool on the top of a cotton batting).
|Quilted Fairy: basic outline quilted.|
I chose Aurifil variegated Creme de Menthe (4662) for the wings--I love how the different shades of teal can be interpreted as the wings being translucent, or catching the light. The inner details are 1-2 layers of quilting, but the outer edge of the wings is 4-5 layers to define them from the background.
|Quilted Fairy: hand for scale. She's little, and her face is the size of my finger nail.|
The fairy's body is Aurifil Wisteria (2566), and the antenna are quilted using a double strand of Wisteria and Medium Lavender (2540) so they are a little darker.
|Quilted Fairy: body detail.|
The background echo quilting is Aurifil Mint Ice (2800). I love how these cotton threads have a nature shine!
|Quilted Fairy: echo quilting detail--I love those accidental diamonds!|
|Quilted Fairy: quilting details.|
The back is some blue solid scrap I had, the binding is Tula Pink Mosaic in Glacier.
|Quilted Fairy: back.|
I took this quilt with me all the way to Savannah for QuiltCon so I could give it to Afton at the same time I gave Jess the Centaur mini quilt. Luckily we ended up having dinner as a group on the first night so I didn't have to wait long, and she loves this fairy quilt!
See more of my Quilted Mythological Creature Series HERE!