Friday, June 28, 2013

More Feathers




I tried making feathers a little differently this time. My intent was to fill the whole triangle with a graceful feather.  This wasn't very easy for me. That spine seemed so long while I was quilting it! So easy to veer off track. They're the first ones I had courage to try on an actual quilt.  I've been practicing on a small practice piece and it seemed so much easier! The quilt is heavy and gets in the way. Due to the size, the quilt sort of drags the whole thing as I quilt.

However, I'm glad I did it. The results are not too terrible.  I suppose we all have to start somewhere!
So, this is where I started. I'm hoping I only get better from now on! I'm getting so close to finishing up Blogger's BOM. It's been such a great learning experience for me.  And when I'm done, I'll have another completed quilt! Love when I actually finish something. (Doesn't happen as often as I'd like!)

I'll be linking to Leah Day's blog which you can access here. There is always some amazing machine quilting going on over there!

Have a wonderful weekend!!

12 comments:

  1. Rosemary! your feathers are so pretty!! I love the way the curve! Beautiful job!!

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    1. You're so nice! Thanks for the lovely words!

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  2. Not too terrible? I think you've done a really good job on these!

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  3. Just...Wow! I've never seen feathers used to fill a block like that. It looks terrific!

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  4. I think they look wonderful.. stop beating yourself up and enjoy your work xx

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  5. Rosemary! Your feathers look wonderful!!!!

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    1. Thanks, Sharon! I'm so nervous quilting them. I have to get more comfortable.

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  6. They look wonderful. I just can't do feathers. I try but I hate how they look and there is no pleasure in them for me. Yours look perfect!

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    1. Thanks, Mary, but they're not perfect at all! Just don't look to closely! I took the Craftsy class with Angela Walters that really helped me out. You really do need a ton of practice and I have no patience with that!

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