Monday, February 4, 2013

Feathers!

I got inspired to work on my quilt over the weekend, thanks to Andrea.  I spent a good four hours on Friday cutting out almost all the pieces for the blocks:


Even though I haven't completely finished the stripped yardage needed for the feathers, I decided to start cutting them.  I'm hoping to be frugal enough with my prints that I can have some fabric leftover for making bags.


I'm making the Twin Size, and the pattern calls for 5 1/2 yards of background fabric.  That sounded like an awful lot to me, but I ordered that much anyway because I'm a novice at this kind of thing.  And I figured I would be able to use any leftover for . . . making bags!  But in cutting out my background pieces I used all but about 3/4 yard - and that's with very frugal cutting, sharing edges.

Each block consists of 2 feathers, and each feather consists of 9 pieces of fabric (if you count the stripped feather piece as one).  I need 38 feathers for the quilt.  On Saturday, I sewed off and on throughout the day and managed to complete 4 feathers:


I loves them.



It felt really good to get some forward movement on this quilt.  Andrea has committed herself to working on her quilt every Friday, and I'm going to try to do the same.  Only 34 more feathers to go!

19 comments:

  1. they are lovely! I don't think I'd have enough patience for them, seems like so much work goes into each feather! Looking forward to seeing your progress!

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    1. Probably not more work than your stars!

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  2. Gail, the feathers are looking great! I like the fact that you are mixing patchwork sides with full print. The colours on this quilt are so sweet - it's going to look awesome when done.

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  3. You know I'm loving you color choice !

    Hugs

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  4. Aren't they cool?! It will be so worth it - and so very satisfying :)

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  5. They look amazing! The whole quilt will be stunning.

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  6. Oh that is going to make a beautiful quilt :)

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    1. I guess it's obvious that I'm a big Anna Maria Horner fan! I think she's such a talented designer.

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  7. Scheduled quilt making -- I love it!

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    1. It's helping too! It's so easy for me to get distracted by the "next thing."

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  8. i love the feathers! sheesh i'd never have that kind of patience. this quilt will be so awesome though!

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  9. Wow, these are stunning! This is going to be so cool!

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  10. This quilt is going to be STUNNING. I'm looking forward to seeing the end result.

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  11. This is going to be so awesome!!

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  12. These beautiful! ;0) I wish I could just pop over and take sewing lessons from you.

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  13. Hi from your newest follower:)
    This looks gorgeous already, can't wait to see it finished!

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