I am happy to say that I have put my feather practice to good use, and have now quilted feathers on two baby quilts. (Both from my mindless sewing break.) I love how they look!
On the first quilt, I quilted feathers in rows.
I am so pleased with how they turned out.
I think they look pretty neat on the back too.
I really like the entire pieced backing.
I also really like the scrappy green binding.
On the second quilt, I quilted a meandering feather. The first thing I did was quilt an extra, extra large meandering line.
I forgot all about this picture until Judy asked if I marked my meandering line. Yes, I did. :) I put it on the kitchen table and drew around some Ikea bowls. This helped keep my line more evenly spaced.
Then I filled in the feathers.
Here is a close-up of the front...
And a close-up of the back.
The green and yellow backing is so cute.
And I love the multi-colored dot binding.
I am sorry if this sounds like bragging, but these quilts were just so much fun to make. What was the most fun part? Playing with someone else's leftovers. My neighbor had given me three big bags of fabric which I sorted through. To make these quilts I just had to add batting, thread, and time. I will be enjoying them at my house for a little while. (Just until I figure out where I want to donate/gift them.) And seriously, if you want to see how far my feathers have come check out this post or this post. They are kind of embarrassing, actually.
Quilt Stats #126-127
Quilt Names: Feathered Race 1 & 2
Pattern: Jelly Roll Race Variation (my calculations)
Fabric Used: Sherrie's leftovers
Amount Used: 4 yards each (8 total)
Batting: Frankensteined Hobbs 80/20
Size: About 42 x 56 inches each
Date Finished: February 2015
What I learned:
- I love sewing jelly roll race type quilts.
- I love quilting feathers.
- Feather Boot Camp, a free online class, by Suzanne Earley helped a lot!!!
- The cream thread really blended in. I almost wished that I had picked thread that stood out a little more.
It is hard to say which one I like better. I almost think I like the one quilted in rows the best. What do you think?
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P.P.S. I now have finished two out of the eight quilts from my mindless sewing break. Only six more to go!