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What Are You Working On Now?   General Discussion

Started 11/19/17 by MarciainMD; 611085 views.

There is a book called Hooked on Feathers that shows how to do a variation of feathers that doesn't require "backtracking".  I like making feathers that way normally but trying to fit them inside the triangles was more than I could accomplish.  You can see what they are supposed to look like on the cover here:    The "claws" as you say are more like daggers than the fat swoops in the book.


From: judyinohio


I should have put a smiley face on my comment.  I meant it as a compliment.

oh I took it that way.  I just thought you might not be sure of what I was meaning when I said hooked feathers.

Yes, I would do it for charity quilts, and *maybe* for certain gift quilts (i.e., to certain family members who may not be fully quilt-worthy but you make them something anyway  LOL).  

that's why I like the fleece so much - you can get 60" wide on sale for $4/yd and you don't have to use any batting.  Main down side is it's harder to peice if you need more than 60" wide.  I actually make some of those t-shirt quilts narrower intentionally so I wouldn't have to piece the back.

Suze (casuzenn)

From: Suze (casuzenn)


Ami_Quilts (sewingupasto) said:

I have begun trying to work on that awful "bamboo" fabric we got at retreat for the challenge.

i worked on mine today and I think it might just end up being a WOMBAT... waste of material, batting and time...not coming out the way I wanted...

Pirate (PIRATE_SR)

From: Pirate (PIRATE_SR)


And since I'm not participating in that challenge, I'm just sitting back and smiling.

Suze (casuzenn) said:

i worked on mine today and I think it might just end up being a WOMBAT.

that sounds frustrating. Maybe give it a rest and come back to it and see if you can problem solve it. That is a tough fabric to figure out for sure.


From: latterberry


I have a big ironing board and actually don't mind ironing, but if it is the yardage or backing fabric that is bigger than my boar--I hate it too.


From: latterberry


I've thought of doing tht.  I have a healthy stack of scrappy oversized lap quilts for the cancer center that need backs and lots of one +yard pieces of fabric I could put together.  I really do need to start using up these tubs of fabric.  Only thing holding me back is thinking about ironing those big backs.