Saturday, July 18, 2015

Downton Abbey Feathers





I have finally started to fill in those triangles. I kept changing my mind as to what to quilt. I settled on
these feathers. I've completed 4 of them. There are a total of 18 triangles. I have practiced feathers and quilted a few but not to this extent. I just sort of took the plunge!


Before I took a class with Leah Day, I would have just drawn the spine and filled in the feathers free hand. She taught us to actually draw the feathers with fabric pens that are air/water soluble. She was absolutely right! I may not make the feather exactly as drawn, but the spacing is all done. I know I'll have space for what I plan on quilting. Much of the guesswork is gone.


Leah Day also made me slow down! I quilt so much better when I'm more in control. This picture shows one side completed with the feathers. I'm really loving the results!


While I'm busy quilting, two kitties get upset with the lack of attention. They tend to wrestle and run all over the house. Fresh kitties!!

10 comments:

  1. Oh beautiful quilting - love the feathers!

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    1. Thanks! Feathers always scare me but I took the plunge!

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  2. beautiful feathers. love it. I am too chicken so do them on small projects by hand to satisfy my obsession with them LOL

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    1. Thank you! I love them but am also afraid of them! Made myself do it!

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  3. Gorgeous feather quilting--you have really learned a lot! I know kitties love feathers, too...hugs, Julierose

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    1. Thank you, Julierose! I'm so glad I found a little courage to quilt them! My kitties seem unimpressed! Such bad kitties!!

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  4. Love it...looks fantastic. Doing the feathers on an actual quilt is really the best way to overcome that fear of stuffing it up. I also mark mine to get the spacing right and usually draw my own stencil.
    Still admiring the sashing as well. That looks so effective.

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    1. I can't thank you enough, Karin! You're such a great machine quilter! Your comments mean so much to me! The sashing was so easy compared to feathers!

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  5. Love those feathers Rosemary - your quilt is looking great!! Interesting tips from Leah :-)

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    1. Thanks, Raewyn! I felt I learned a lot from Leah. Everyone has their own way of doing things but I like her ideas. They've helped me out a lot!

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