Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Practicing Feathers

I can't remember the last time I quilted feathers.  I LOVE feathers!  But the last few quilts I have done didn't call for feathers, or they were modern, or, I needed to do a panto.  So...  I have had these orphan blocks on my design wall.  Not sure what I was going to do with them.  Yep, I slapped some big borders on this cute little pumpkin and added some orange thread. It was so much fun!

 I started out without a warm up.  I won't do that again.  I had intended on NOT doing hump and bump feathers, but then I just naturally did.  That's how I learned.  Then I corrected myself to do more whimsical ones.  I took a class last year at Road 2 CA from Dawn Cavanaugh (great class!) on whimsical feathers.  I haven't practiced them once.  I will be posted more about feathers, that's for sure.




Not sure I like the way I did the background to the pumpkin.  I just followed the design in the fabric.  Oh, well, I am NOT going to skin this one.  Nope!  I just did some skinning yesterday.  Once a week is enough!

11 comments:

Deb@asimplelifequilts said...

Wow! Your feathers are gorgeous and love how the orange threads looks with the pumpkin center.

Karen M. Walker said...

your feathers are fun! i learned the hump and bump at MQR bootcamp...love that look, but need to branch out a bit and try some more whimsical feathers..yours look great! Thanks Mary!

MTN MAMA said...

I am starting to quilt all my quilts after sending them to professional long arm quilters for years. I LOVE feathers. They are so fun to do. I have a lot to learn but at this stage am getting a lot of satisfaction from the hump and bump method.

Connie said...

Your feathers look beautiful whether they are hump and bump or whimsical! Your work makes me want to work on feathers....and get as good as you! Thanks for sharing.
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Stella Nemeth said...

The feathers are beautiful. And feathers are always impressive and yours qualify for that as well.

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

Wow......wonderful feathers.

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