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

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

Old 02-05-2013, 05:31 AM
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Default 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!

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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Old 02-05-2013, 05:35 AM
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I think you did a great job with it! Beautiful quilt!
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Old 02-05-2013, 05:36 AM
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That's lovely - you did a great job!
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Old 02-05-2013, 05:48 AM
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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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Old 02-05-2013, 05:49 AM
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very nicely done... a huge improvement.
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Old 02-05-2013, 06:05 AM
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very nice quilt and fantastic quilting
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Old 02-05-2013, 06:06 AM
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​Nicely done!
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Old 02-05-2013, 06:08 AM
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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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Old 02-05-2013, 06:09 AM
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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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Old 02-05-2013, 06:17 AM
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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".
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