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Thread: I am doing Feathers. . . Yay!

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    Senior Member fatsewcat's Avatar
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    I am doing Feathers. . . Yay!

    Ok ... this is the First time I have done feathers on a project. Being the 'I want it now' type of girl that I am, I practice very little and jump right in and to learn what to or not to do as I go. I will admit, I did "practice" this twice before on this quilt before settling on my third run. The first time around I sewed around my starting corner sewed about 4" across the top, hated the way it looked, ripped it out and started over. The second time around I started in the same place but went to the first row of sashing. . . didn't like it so much either and again ripped it out and started over. I don't know what happened between attempt 2 and 3 but I started liking my final attempt so I stuck with it. And I am proud to say that while the feathers still intimidate me a little, I am making it work and am pleased with how they are turning out. I am quilting this for an aunt who made the top and it just screamed it needed feathers and cross-hatching. . . so I that is what I am doing.

    I think it will be a cool reversible quilt when it is done since she wanted a solid cream back on it. And she made two of these quilts, different colors, same layout, so I will get to challenge my creativity a second time around. There will be no feathers on the next one as I want them to look different in the quilting since the pattern of the quilt is the same.

    Enjoy.
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    Labor intensive. You are doing a great job. Beautiful. I like that it will be reversible.

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    Your feathers look great! Good for you for going for it!

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    great job
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    Wow! Fantastic job! Love the colors and the quilting is amazing. Great job!
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    Fantastic looking feathers.
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    wow! your feathers are beautiful and so well placed, love your quilt and quilting, be proud of yourself!!!!

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    Fantastic! Way to go!
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    Great job. The quilt is beautiful.

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    You have done a stunning job. It's beautiful. BrendaK
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    ​Lovely quilt and feathers!

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    Great quilting. I also love dresdans.

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    very quilting
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    Very well done!!!
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    Great job on the quilting!! Terrific feathers! Kudos for jumping in and having a go of it!
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    Beautiful quilt and quilting.
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    Very nice! What kind of batting?

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    Your feathers are great! It's gorgeous from the back, too. Your aunt will be thrilled with how it turned out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jlt37869 View Post
    Very nice! What kind of batting?
    Warm and natural

    I am thinking in the next one I am going to graph to the Dresden to give a little more poof.

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    what!?! your feathers are great and love the cross hatching--I think doing diagonals on the LA are a bit tricky! Nice job, be sure to show the 2nd one too, please

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    Way to jump right in and do it. I have DSM and I can't do this YET!

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    This is exquisite! What a wonderful treatment for the sashing!
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    It's beautiful!

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    Really great looking. I think you did a great job on the feathers. They are perfect for the dresden squares. It looks so great from the back-reversible for sure.

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    Fantastic feathers!

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