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Thread: Finished the baby quilt I had asked for help on... What do you think?

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    Super Member sewbizgirl's Avatar
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    Finished the baby quilt I had asked for help on... What do you think?

    Well, first I asked for opinions on how to quilt this little quilt. (I did the last one in all-over stipple and wanted something more...) You gave good suggestions but somehow "feathers" kept speaking to me. So I tried to practice some feathers... asked for help again!
    Do You FMQ Feathers? HELP!

    After some more practicing and watching a bunch more videos I took the plunge on my quilt. The thing that helped me the most was the advice to think "half a heart". That's the trick! So here is the result. Still a lot of awkwardness, but overall I think the feathers are charming. Still need more practice...

    Because I wasn't confident in my feathering, I used white thread on white background. Hope you can see them. I hope to get good enough to do feathers in a contrasting color, so they show up!
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    I think you did a great job with it! Beautiful quilt!
    Wayne & Gabriele, the married quilters.

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    That's lovely - you did a great job!

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    I like it! I have been afraid to try feathers on an actual quilt, but I like the half a heart tip. Maybe a little more practice and I will dig in. Thanks for showing us.

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    very nicely done... a huge improvement.
    Nancy in western NY

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    very nice quilt and fantastic quilting

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    ​Nicely done!

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    You did an excellent job and how brave of you to even try the feathers...but so, so glad you did as it turned out beautifully. I think you are ready to use the color thread on your next project that calls for feathers, don't you?

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    I think this looks fantastic. You are more than welcome to feather on any of my quilts!
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    Great job! I haven't had the nerve to try feathers so I give you a lot of credit and a big "JOB WELL DONE".
    Wendy

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