Friday, January 30, 2015

Feathers on Feathers - a finish Friday

This one has been a long time coming!

I finally finished my Feather Quilt, made from blocks from my Make It Modern Bee (from ages ago).  It was my January challenge for my Lazy Bum UFO group (it was also my November challenge that didn't get finished).  It's nice to start the year off with a finished challenge.

Feather Quilt Finished!

I asked my bee mates to make feather blocks in fall colors with a white, cream or gray background.  I really love how it turned out.

I also tried out a new background filler - all over feathers.  From a distance, my quilting looks pretty good, but up close, my feathers still look like drunken seaweed.  However, as I tell people who ask about other FMQ motifs, sometimes it takes quilting a whole quilt to really let a design sink in.  I could definitely see some improvement in the plume shapes towards the end.

Feather Quilt

I may need to revisit this feather block again soon too.  I've seen some really lovely mini's made from just one feather.

Also, just a heads up:  I am participating in a Eclectic Elements Blog Hop coming up on Wednesday, February 11th and hosted by Nicola at Sunshine Reflections.   So if you are a fan of the line from Tim Holz, I hope you will stop by and see what I've been making.

Thanks for reading today,


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  1. Jen the quilting and the feathers are all wonderful! Your bee mates did a great job too! LOVE it! and Pinned it! Whoop whoop! :)

  2. Love these feathers! Gorgeous and how wonderful to have a Feather Bee!

  3. Better a late finish than never finish. What a beauty!!!! I love your feathers. Great colors.

  4. It's beautiful! I love the all over feather quilting too. It fits so beautifully with the pieced feathers. Thanks for linking to TGIFF!

  5. Great finish Jen, You are being too hard on yourself, the quilting definitely looks more like feathers than drunken seaweed to me :)

    Thanks for linking up to New to Me too.

  6. This Lazy Bum UFO group sounds intriguing. Could you tell me more about it?

  7. Popping over from New to Me @ Celtic Stitches - your quilt is awesome! I like that the backgrounds of the blocks don't match (the grey is my favourite), and each feather has it's own personality :) I don't see drunken seaweed quilting though - it looks fine and feathery to me!

  8. Drunken seaweed is looking very good! Lovely feather blocks too

  9. It looks great and yeah to you for getting it finished.

  10. Hi Jen!
    This is just beautiful!! I've been waiting to see how you would quilt this. We've got to get together. I moved a couple of months ago, but I'm only 10 min. away.

  11. I forgot to mention, I've not made the feather block yet, but I have the template prepared and I would love to join you in making some.......I also want to do a round robin style quilt. Any interest??

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