My friend Karen made the sharp little quilt to give to the Brook Army Medical Center here in San Antonio. I think it will make a great little wall hanging.
If you are looking for a great resource for ways to use feathers check out this book; Infinite Feathers Quilting Designs, by Anita Shackelford.
Ms Shackleford has included numerous ideas on how to use feathers creatively such as in pinwheels, rosettes, wreaths, medallions, ovals, hearts, lyres, swags, plumes, paisleys and borders. She gives step by step directions on how to lay out each design. Her directions focus mainly on formal feathers but there is also a section on longarm feathers and continuous-line designs.
The only thing that I didn’t like about the book is that it is based on the use of her own template called the Infinite Feathers Quilting Design Template. I had hoped to find the template in a little pocket in the back of the book, but no such luck. Now if I want to use the template I’m going to have to hunt it down and buy it. She does suggest if you don’t have the template to make your own; which I may do.
It will be a great resource to have on my book shelf and I’m sure it will get pulled out and used many times!
This is my 12x12x12 journal quilt for February! It’s pretty simple and straight forward.The pieces have frayed edges and are simply glued in place. I then covered the whole thing with netting and quilted it.
I had fun playing with the values, but there are a lot of bad vibes for me with this one. I did most of it while sitting in my husband’s hospital room after his surgery, which was no fun at all! So this one is probably going to sit in the closet for a while until I get past that.