Friday, November 22, 2013

Birds of a Feather Flock Together!

...Feather Inspiration... 

1. Pink Feather Ornament from One King's Lane 2. Feather Fan Dinner Napkin from Coral and Tusk 3. Feather Garland from Paper Source

I love feathers. 
I love them in bright colors for craft projects, hand drawn or painted, dipped in gold, on actual birds and especially, ON FABRIC! I'm so excited about Mark Hordyszynski's new line for Michael Miller Fabrics called, Birds of a Feather!

As soon as the fabric arrived, I made Little O a dress and took some photos while we practiced our yoga moves... in boots :) Love that girl!

Pattern used for dress- The Wednesday Dress by Cali Faye

Last week I chatted with Mark about his new collection, Birds of a Feather, and here's what he had to say about each pattern:

Tweet - "Birds have always been popular throughout the years, with trends specifying (sometimes without specificity) which particular bird is singled out - the owl, swans, and flamingos are always good - so I chose to do a very generic bird. Inspired by the no-nonsense form of Scandinavia design, Marimekko and the Modern Quilt Guild, simple shapes suggest more detailed parts such as a tear drop shape for wings, or sticks for feet, or a triangle for the beak or crest, or tail feathers."

Scwambled Eggs- "I think of alien space pods from sci-fi B movies from the 50's." 



Twig- "is a fractured stripe."
 



 Quill - "I had been experimenting with combining the almost rigidly drawn outline in the shape of a feather with the very loose, again very simple and almost suggestive, stroke of a marker of paint brush."


*Instructions for the standard size pillow case will be available for free on Mark's blog: www.madhatterofmaui.blogspot.com

*The machine embroidery can be downloaded (for a small fee) at the digitizer's website: www.theneedleworkfactory.com
  
 *for information about the bucket hat, pictured above, contact Mark through his blog.

Nest - "a cute little no-nothing print with limitless possibilities. again, simple is good."

Mark made an adorable reversible bucket hat for a newborn using Tweet in Aqua (pictured below)


For some really great feather DIY projects, check out Scrap Hacker. And for a tutorial that mixes paper feathers and glitter (pictured below), visit Hand Crafted Parties. 


For all of you feather fans out there, comment to win a bundle of Mark's new collection!

 
Happy sewing!
xo, kait

COMMENTS ARE CLOSED!

Congratulations to our winners--

Anonymous mynanamaree said...
"Adorable fabrics ~ my granddaughter would absolutely love something made with them. ♥ Thanks a bunch for the chance to win!"

and

marymcnultydesign said...
"I just love this fabric. Cant wait to make something with it."




59 comments:

Jenny said...

i love these prints! coming close to my love for mirror balls mark!

memmens said...

That dress is gorgeous, my children would love to have me make some things for them in these fabrics

Cynthia Brunz Designs said...

What great fabrics!! Thanks for the opportunity to win them!

Karen said...

The very talented Mark Hordyszynski has done it again! (I'm such a big fan I've even learned to spell his last name! :) Love the new fabrics, especially the painter-ly effect achieved in "Quill". Beautiful!

wipgirl said...

What a fun and cute collection - those feathers are awesome!

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sophie said...

Earlier this year, I started a project to create 365 feathers (or feathered things). I have been pulled away from it , but this fabric is definitely inspiring and motivating me to get back to it.

Stephanie said...

Whimsical. Fun. Simplistic but versatile. LOVE it! Soooo many possibilities.

Janice said...

I love these feathers! Would make an absolutely amazing quilt!!

Bonnie said...

Oh my, these are so lovely, so inspired! I love them all!

Lauren Deel said...

I LOVE this new collection and would love to win this bundle! Thanks for the great preview.

Barbe said...

does nobody want these. lol i'll be first, love the stringy look of nest and the Quill is lovely

Patchwork and Play said...

Ha, I named my AMH Feathers quilt "Birds Of A Feather" because the turquoise and orange feather blocks came from all my bee ladies! Winning that bundle would be very special indeed!

Amy said...

I've been seeing Mark's feathery goodness popping up all over the Web. It's fun and soothing at the same time. Tell him to keep up the great work.

Lee said...

Number one comment - fabulous line and thank you!! have a great holiday!

Jorien KJ said...

Wow, really nice fabric. It inpires me to make so many things!

odark30 said...

Very Cute!!

Yumi Gunther said...

I really love the feather print fabrics! So CUTE!

Anonymous said...

Love this beautiful fabric line..!

Laura Fedewa said...

This is such a fun line!

Kate Spychala said...

Absolutely love the feathers! Cute!

mynanamaree@yahoo.com said...

Adorable fabrics ~ my granddaughter would absolutely love something made with them. ♥ Thanks a bunch for the chance to win! ☺

Janie said...

How beautiful! I would LOVE to win these!

Janie said...

How beautiful! I would LOVE to win these!

madfabriholic said...

love them all, but especially nest!

marymcnultydesign said...

I just love this fabric. Cant wait to make something with it.

Amy n Tasha said...

I love those feathers on the bark color!

Amy

Jacklynn said...

What a cute collection - and such fun prints. Thanks for the give away!

almstreet said...

These prints are so sweet and I love the colors!

Phoebe said...

Oooo.... Absolutely loving the feather prints! Thank you for the giveaway.

Cecilia said...

Those birds are so cute!!

B Lichte said...

My daughter loves feathers too and I'd love to win this to make her a quilt to keep her warm!

Carolyn said...

Love all of these prints!

Gina S. said...

I just love this fabric!

Anne said...

I love those birds!! Thanks for the giveaway!

Kris said...

Love !!!

Bonnie Pfrimmer said...

These prints are adorable. Thank you for the chance to win them... Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.

Angela said...

wondeful feather prints, very imaginative. I'd love to win.

Gill said...

What a fabulous line of fabrics - I love it!

jaime de carvalho said...

Love Love Love these prints would love the chance to win them. Thanks again

Katy said...

I love the prints and the colors! Thanks so much for the chance.

Vanilda said...

very cute....would love to win ;)

Sowing Stitches said...

Oh Wow! Writing my letter to Santa now!
Dear Santa, I've been very very good this year, could I please have a big bundle of this collection? Pretty please with sugar on top.

allierae said...

Oh, these prints are gorgeous. A friend just picked up some quill the other day and everyone loved it.

June Robertson said...

These fabrics are absolutely gorgeous. What an enormous treat it would be to win! Thanks for the opportunity to do so :)

Mama Said Sew said...

This is such a fun collection! I would love to make something with it.

Nancy said...

My last name is Bird, and I LOVE bird prints, so this definitely caught my eye!

Mary Menzer said...

Not sure if this is still open, but I hope so! I would love to win this bundle of beautiful fabrics!
Thank you for the chance.

SewSuzie said...

Love the feather and twig prints.

Irelle said...

I love the bird pillows that brought me to this post! I'm going to make some this weekend. Would love the inspiration fabric!

Paula said...

What a yummy bundle! would make a perfect new tote for DD!

Gina S. said...

Love the feathers and those bird pillow are too cute!

Tamara Hampton said...

love the colors and designs! I would love to win.

Kristy said...

Love the bird prints. The feathers are cute too! Thanks- K-

Margaret said...

I love these prints. Thanks for the chance to win them. Maybe I can make that cute pillow

jessica said...

LOVE this collection! Adding to my wishlist! I think I want a quilt for my daughter in this fabric; the colors go perfectly in her nursery. Thanks for hosting! mfrapp_83 [at] yahoo [dot] com

Kathy said...

Love the fabric--so beautiful!

Debbie Heward-Wiseman said...

What beautiful fabric! Reminds me of my dear mom and how she loved to get gorgeous prints like these. Problem is that she couldn't decided what to do with it all, she just wanted to keep it lol

Sheila Ivany said...

This fabric is fabulous for a baby quilt for a girl or boy. Love the colour & designs. Thank you for a chance to win. Happy Quilting:)

Maree in NC ☺ said...

Woohoo!!! Thank you so very much!!! My granddaughter and I can hardly wait to receive these adorable fabrics!!! Thank you, thank you, and thank you again!!! :-D