Afraid of feathers?

 

For two years now, I have been practicing feathers on paper  but I never had the courage to quilt them on customers’ quilts.

Well…   that changed this past week.

The local Guild has a charity quilt that needs to be done by mid April.  There are approximately 50 blocks in this quilt-it is massive!

Charity Quilt made by Local Guild

Charity Quilt made by Local Guild

I decided that I would try feathers and if I messed it up, I could always pick out the stitches later on.  Here goes….

Applique block with feathers

Applique block with feathers

The feathers  turned out ok, I think.  What about you?

Another feathered applique block

Another feathered applique block

Once I got started, I couldn’t stop.  Is there such a thing as “feather overboard?” Maybe it could be a new quilting term.

Feathers once again

Feathers once again

more feathers

more feathers

The lighting wasn’t the greatest in these last 2 photos-I do apologize for that.

On a different note, I did finish two small panel quilts for the local school fundraiser in June.

I couldn’t quilt one for a baby boy and not one for a baby girl.  These are what I bought and quilted up.

Panel boy quilt

Panel boy quilt

This panel is so cute..who could pass it up and not quilt it?

Panel girl's quilt

Panel girl’s quilt

Once again, who can pass up this panel?  I love the colors and the motifs on it.

My words of encouragement to you is “Try something you are afraid of”- you may be pleasantly surprised at what the results may be.

Ruth

9 thoughts on “Afraid of feathers?

    • ruthq2013 says:

      HI Marjorie, Thanks for the encouragement. I know that you can hand quilt feathers too. I still love hand quilting -just want to do and finish so many things. Thanks for your encouragement.

      Ruth

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