"Funky Bird"Playing around with the designer edition of the Silhoutte Cameo machine I came up with this bird design. Instead of making my own drawing and scanning it, I used the free form tools that come with the program. I call it Funky Bird and made a stencil out of it.
Took out a piece of fabric, silk screened it with the word *Happiness* in different languages, let it dry, put the stencil on top and colored it with paint sticks.
I enjoy working with this kind of paint since you can easily control the amount of color you want. In this case I put just enough color not to obliterate the words, which are an important part of the design. If you have been reading my blog you must know by now how much I love to work with lettering.
Next, I ironed the fabric to set the paint, sandwiched it with batting and a backing and started to do free motion quilting. I used some of Leah's quilting designs http://freemotionquilting.blogspot.com. This piece has been quilted with different kind of threads, we all can relate on how many yummy threads are on the market and...ahem...how many we have collected. I used 12 weight Aurifil around the bird, 40 weight for the flowers and 30 weight for the lower part.
This piece was hung beside a window where the sun was shining to show off the texture that complements this quilting design.