Friday, January 31, 2014

Feathered Practice

I recently enrolled in Angela Walters' Craftsy class for Free-Motion Quilting with Feathers.  I'll admit it, I'm pretty much nuts over just about everything Angela Walters.  Yes, I'm a quilt geek.  I'm comfortable with that.  I decided this little quilt for Annapolis Quilts for Kids would be a great place to practice these new lessons.  
I don't think I'm anywhere near ready for prime-time, but I love the overall effect of this huge feather that runs the length of the quilt.  I did a simple echo of the feather until I reached the blocks, then I filled those in with all-over swirls until I got to the other border.  A much smaller feather runs along the other side. 
This quilt was made with some strips leftover from some jelly roll race quilts I made for charity last year.  I didn't have enough for an entire quilt, so they become the focus for this quilt.

Tune in tomorrow morning, when I share my version of machine-finished binding for this quilt.

1 comment:

  1. You did an AWESOME job on your feathers!!! Love it!

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