Saturday, November 26, 2011

Call Me CRAZY!

Decision made.  Execution still required.

OK - so I always sort of saw feathers on this quilt.  But the thought of all that work on a quilt made of cheap and nasty-ish Spotlight fabrics put me off.  Plus the size of the quilt wasn't exactly a positive.  Surprisingly, after a bit of a play on EQ6 with a feather garland - I worked out that doing an almost circular design around the star, with feathers extending into the nooks and crannies of the log cabin blocks was maybe achieveable.  Trick was to make it all big enough that the scale of the feather suited the scale of the block.

So off I went... with a hiss and a roar.  It is definitely a bit rough.  If you look at it from a great distance with your eyes sort of slitty... it looks T-errific!  I've now done three of the stars, and have now remembered that if you quilt at a slower pace than flat out, well, you can actually echo around things pretty good.  I am sure that by the time I've finished, I will have either worked the whole feather thing out of my system - or I'll be an expert.  We shall wait and see...

This is the prototype - Feather Number One.  Shows promise.


  1. Oh, I think you're heading for expert. It looks fen-tess-tic! (say it phonetically LOL)

  2. You don't have to stand far away at all to see it is ORHH-SIMMMM!!!! (might pay to say it with a German accent lol) I can vouch for it!!!

  3. I agree - great job, you'll be a feather expert by the time you've finished this one - have fun with it!!

  4. Well I'm not looking through slitty eyes and your feathers look great.Go for it!