February 22, 2010

...inspired by color

My friend Deb's quilt. 
 She raided her stash and taught herself to applique. 
She then taught her daughter. When this quilt is finished they are giving it to her daughter's friend.
A rainbow of color and
a beautiful gift!

The border fabric is a brightly colored batik.  Deb thought feathers would be pretty along the border and said "Oh, I've never had feathers on a qult before!" So I gave her a double set. 

I love doing double feathers, all kinds of feathers for that matter.

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Below are some of my first twirling feathers on a Guild challenge. I made it 2 years ago.

The quilt hangs in my longarm room, but I took it down to get it ready for our quilt show in March. We exhibit our challenges from  the past two years.

  When I looked at it up close I decided it needed some extra quilting in the areas between the rays....
 - I'm not sure what to stitch there. And I think that is why I left it unstitched to begin with (that, and the fact I ran out of time that year.)
What do you think?
More or leave it alone?

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Pretty enough to eat.  So we did. 

A surprise delivery from a friend.



Trish said...

Those are beautiful feathers on that quilt. Of course all the quilting is beautiful but I am drawn to the feathers.

Karen S said...

Beautiful quilt -- beautiful quilting. I love feathers.

Quilt Rat said...

MORE!!!! Your piece is gorgeous but I love lots and lots of quilting and since you do it so superbly why leave such large spaces untouched.
Where can I learn to stitch feathers like that?

Lonci said...

Your works are beautifull!