Thursday, February 25, 2010

"Things We Love"


This was the theme for February’s Postcard Challenge by Leah Cottam at Colorful Art Girl, and it really was a bit of a challenge for me to choose just one thing that I love.  So I followed the first thought that came into my head and selected free-motion feathers.
The design is adapted from one of Mary Nordeng’s motifs in her book, "Extreme Makeover: Feather Edition" (I just LOVE this book), and I added some of my own touches to it.  I knew I had chosen the right subject when I realized how much fun I was having while quilting it.  What a great prompt for the month of Valentines, Leah!
My husband is in the kitchen this morning, and the aroma of chocolate biscotti and pasta fagioli is filling the house.  Talk about things we love . . . 
Life doesn’t get any better than this.
(Guess who’ll be getting the Valentine card . . .)

Diane

10 comments:

Diane Wright said...

And your husband cooks?! Oh, yeah! Things we love.

Deborah said...

Great stitching and thread! Is the background felt?

Quilt Rat said...

Gorgeous! Looks like a graceful feathered tulip telling us spring will soon be on our doorstep.

Talk about things to LOVE

Bee said...

Love the postcard! How did you get so much talent AND a husband that cooks! Can't wait to see your work in "500 Art Quilts". I've got my copy on order.

Jackie said...

Love the post card! The quilting is just beautiful!! What time is dinner?

ArtGirl/California/United States said...

its so pretty! i love the stitches and the french knots too!

mmm chocolate!!

Marilyn Rock said...

This is beautiful Diane! I think your husband deserves a box of Godiva chocolates, too! I can just smell that pasta fagiola! xxoo

Connie said...

Very pretty post card! Aren't these fun to do?

imquilternity said...

Mmmmmmm....I LOVE your postcard. You're the only one I know with the courage to quilt with the intention of having it show up on black. Of course, you're the only one I know with the skill to do it too! It's just wonderful!

tangled stitch said...

What a great piece and I love the idea that your hubby cooks. How wonderful that must be!

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