Friday, June 21, 2013

First Feathers!




I took the plunge! I tried quilting feathers onto the Blogger's BOM. These feathers are in the corner triangles that surround the pieced blocks featured in the quilt. They're not too big so I thought this style of feathers would work best. I'm happy with the way they came out. I have room for improvement but overall, they look okay! I was expecting much worse! I bought the Angela Walters Craftsy class, Free Motion Quilting Feathers. I really love her method of teaching. She made quilting feathers seem a little easier to me. I'll be linking up at Leah Day's Free Motion Quilting Friday which you can access here.

There are 8 larger triangles that also surround the blocks. I'll be trying different feathers in those. Still trying to decide exactly how to make them. I'll practice a bit before I try it on the quilt.

I'm going outside to read for a little while before supper. It's rather hot. I've been helping my parents out today and feel I need to relax for a bit. Hope you all enjoy your first weekend of summer! Have a wonderful weekend!!

14 comments:

  1. Good for you. The feathers look great. I have enjoyed Angela's Craftsy class too. I am trying to get up my nerve to do feathers in a wall hanging that is waiting to be finished. You give me courage. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Thanks, Karen! I was nervous trying these for the first time but I just forced myself to do it! I followed Angela's instructions for making feathers in a triangle. I really enjoy her class. Hope you try them soon! You'll surprise yourself!

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  2. It looks great! Good for you - wasn't that fun?? I love it when people try machine quilting themselves!!

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    1. I did have fun, once I got over my fear of failing! I'm so glad I tried.

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  3. You earn extra points for being so brave to quilt on solid fabric! And it came out great!

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    1. Thanks! I chose a light thread so it wouldn't show up too much! Glad I finally took the plunge!

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  4. Looking good...they came out great. Now that you started, I bet you will find it hard to stop. I found this so addictive...

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    1. Thanks for the nice words. Your feathers are beautiful! I hope I get more comfortable with feathers. I sort of held my breath while I was quilting them!

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  5. Good for you! They look good! This a fine place to start on the joys of feathers!

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    1. Thank you so much! They were fun and scary at the same time!

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  6. Well done! Looks great, I bet now that you've tried it you'll want to quilt feathers more often. I love quilting feathers, next to stippling one of my favorites.

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    1. I've seen your feathers and they're awesome! Hope I improve so I can start using them more on my quilts.

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  7. look good! I am afraid of trying to quilt with my machine but need to take the plunge. I cant afford to have someone else quilt my projects up........especially after I count up all the UFO!!!!! LOL
    I think I will have to take a class or two and make some placemats or something small.

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    1. Craftsy is fun and convenient as far as classes go. I like finishing up my own quilts. I feel the quilts are really my own. I think you'll enjoy learning and being able to finish your own projects. Thanks for visiting!

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