Friday, February 11, 2011

A Feather in my Quilt

I've been quilting my stacked coin quilt. I did random meandering similar to what Beth did on her quilt. I wanted something different in the stacked coins. I've never tried feathers and figured this was a good place to try. Especially since my mistakes would not be to obvious in the various fabrics. So I watched a few youtube videos, took Victoria's advice on practicing in a notebook.

Then I bit the bullet and went to town on the quilt. Not perfect but I think I might be confident to do it on another quilt in a place where I would dare show off the quilting.

After all like Victoria said on her first attempt, 'You have to start somewhere.

11 comments:

  1. I think you are making the feathers fly Em!! they look great to me!

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  2. Good for you to be brave and just do it! It's fantastic.

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  3. Way to go. Like nike says just do it. Of course I have not gotten that brave yet.

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  4. I love the grey on this quilt. Wow, I'm impressed that you are doing feathers. I'm not there yet. But you are right, we just have to jump in and try.

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  5. I wouldn't have guessed this was your first attempt -- looks great! But it was a good idea to try it someplace where it wouldn't be too noticeable.

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  6. Good for you - it looks wonderful!!

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  7. They look good to me! I practice my free motion quilting on charity quilts.

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  8. Em, I like what you're doing - great work!

    Linda

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  9. Great job! My machine quilting skills are below amateur right now so I can fully appreciate how hard this is

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  10. Wow, nice job. Love the gray. I need to use more of that.

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  11. Your quilting looks great Em! Nice going!!! 8-)

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