Monday, 23 July 2012

Feather Practice

Well after a busy day yesterday doing food shopping, washing, ironing and housework and NO sewing I was itching to do something in the evening.
In the morning I had read Monika's blog and she had made a lovely cushion which inspired me to get working on some feathers.


First of all, I watched Karen McTavish's tutorial on creating Victorian feathers.
Then I practiced on paper :


I only marked some spines on the fabric, the rest is freehand.




I used a rainbow coloured varigated thread so it would show up nicely .


                                                            I quilted all the feathers first..............


...... then filled in the background with some pebbling.


It's the first time I've quilted feathers using the 'bump bump' method and I really enjoyed it.

I think I've managed to create a billowing effect with the feathers, which I am very pleased about.

I am planning to do this in the borders of my QAYG project so the aim was to fill a space wider than a narrow strip.
I feel confident I can do this now.


The finished piece measures 18" square approx and took me 2 hours to complete.


Okay, I'm going to go and finish the prairie point blocks now so I can get on with quilting more feathers.
Have a great monday everyone.
Rhianon.

14 comments:

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Oh I envy your quilting Rhianon....it is gorgeous!!

Debbie said...

Absolutely stunning. You have really developed your style of quilting with these gorgeous feathers. Superb!

LynCC said...

Wow! That looks really nice. I love that thread - which is it? It's nice and "fat" so it shows up well instead of just being a faint suggestion of the colors.

Pat said...

GORGEOUS! WOW, oh, WOW!

Queenie Believe said...

Your Victorian feathers and pebbles are wonderful!! I'm definitely going to have to check out the tutorials, thanks!
Have a great day.
Always, Queenie

KatieQ said...

WOW! This is totally amazing. Thanks for sharing the photos they are really inspiring.

Dora, the Quilter said...

This is really beautiful. I admire not only the feathers but also all those pebbles. (I love creating feathers--pebbles, not at all--so I'm in awe of both your feathers and pebbles!)

Heather said...

Amaaaaazing! Your sketch is just as fantastic as your quilting. You can definitely put those on the border of your quilt no problem!

Dora, the Quilter said...

You inspired me. Here's what I did with your inspiration:
http://doraquilts.blogspot.com/2012/07/little-feathery-quilting-diversion.html

Michele said...

These are gorgeous!

Jacquelin said...

Te ha quedado realmente bonito. Felicidades por tus plumas.

Connie said...

Your work as always is just stunning Rhianon!

Bouts Choisis said...

Wow! That is gorgeous!!! The thread colour is fabulous too - what make of thread are you using?

Jam-Quilts said...

A beautiful design. .

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