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First Feathers   General Discussion

Started Jun-22 by judyinohio; 918 views.

From: judyinohio


At the tender age of 81 this old quilter made a small quilt that needed some feathers. There was no way to avoid doing feathers on this thing and so I wandered around on You Tube looking at various tutorials and it was quite a challenge because I needed small feathers for a small area.  (You might recall that I've given up making couch quilts and bed quilts and I'm making only smallish things now.)  Finding a tutorial that suited what I needed was not easy; there are plenty of complex feathering things out there for filling large areas with big swooping designs.

But a woman named Lauren at Bold Notions finally was the teacher I needed and so I was able to proceed with her concept of making a half heart (like a half of a valentine heart).  These are whopper-jawed feathers, lopsided feathers, flabby feathers, but then the heart in my chest these days is somewhat flabby so that makes this quilt a personal statement of sorts. wink

In years past I have draped a completed quilt over the couch in my living room for picture-taking purposes. Well, this is indeed a very small quilt, a "quiltlet" of sorts, and so when I tried to drape it on my couch it wanted to slide off. Had to prop it over a shaggy pillow to make it sit up properly. I don't think I will make another one of these because there's a lot of work involved with all of those itsy-bitsy pieces. Finished project is kinda cute, though.

Suze (casuzenn)

From: Suze (casuzenn)


gosh that is cute. And you did a great job on your first feathers.


From: latterberry


I see a pyramid of kitties with angel wings.  Very cute and beautiful quilting!

Very nice!!! Your feathers really are just fine and look like feathers are supposed to look.


From: judyinohio


Thank you, Suze.  I'm happy with "cute".  wink


From: judyinohio


Thank you, Lynne. I aimed for cheerful and cute and I'm glad you see it that way.


From: judyinohio


Thank you, Ami. I was so nervous about quilting this thing and I'm glad I survived.  stuck_out_tongue_closed_eyes

5dogmom (CRISR5)

From: 5dogmom (CRISR5)



That's really pretty!  It can come live in Montana if you don't want it!

Cris in MT


very nicely done.  And I agree, you "had" to do feathers on the feathers.  the half heart is how I've gotten somewhat comfortable with feathers.


From: MelRN


They look nice, Judy!