Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Quilted Feathers

This little quilt I'm working on is turning out to have a couple of firsts for me.

I have practiced a lot of feathers just for fun, but never ended up adding them to a real quilt top. Perhaps this is out of fear of getting myself in over my head or not having the dedication to getting them perfect.

Well, I'm going out on a limb here, and throwing caution to the wind. Feathers, here we come.

I'm also using some self-designed fabric on the back - photo of it here on an older post. I love to design fabric with my calligraphy but it's hard to cut into it.

Solution: Put it on the back of the quilt! No cutting required.

And for those of you (my sister) who were wondering what book I want for my upcoming birthday, Album Quilts of Ohio's Miami Valley by Sue Cummings is on my short list.


Kathie said...

perfect choice the feathers look wonderful!, glad your keeping that needle in your hands even for a few minutes a day
oh I hope your sister buys you that book, its a GOOD one!

Una said...

Your feathers are great! I love how they sort of continue into the sashing. Can't wait to see the whole quilt. Good way to preserve your own fabric as well;) Take care, Una

Liz said...

Your quilting looks fantastic.