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Saturday, June 02, 2012

Feather Lesson Results in a Finish


Judy L is posting feather lessons on her blog, find them under her tutorial tab.  I have a feather phobia that I am trying to overcome.  I am going to make feathers.

I made the Carpenter's Star top for the lessons but when it came down to starting to quilt on the quilt top, I just couldn't do it.  So I got out this UFO which just happens to be the UFO for May in the 2012 UFO Challenge. I decided to just do it and quilted feathers in the border.  Then I did a swirly meander in the center.  I pulled out  the binding pieces bag and made a binding and now this is finished.

And I made feathers!  One corner looks pretty good, the other 3, not so much.  My feathers look better on the bottom border than on the top.  I do better going in one direction that in the other.  I have lots of practice to do.  I think I may just conquer this phobia.


8 comments:

soscrappy said...

I loved it when Judy said you will make lots of ugly feathers before you make pretty feathers. Your look pretty good to me.

berylthepearl said...

I ama SO impressed! I love your just do it attitude. I think it looks great. I've been practicing on a small square, and I know I need more practice. Great job!

Mary said...

I like your swirly meander too. I am with you on being scared to make a bad feather on a good project. I need to make a practice sandwich and go for it!

Marianne said...

I love your quilt, you did a fantastic job! I know what you mean about doing feathers, I am still trying to make them look good in every direction I quilt them. Enjoy your quilt! Marianne

Diane said...

woo-hoo for you! you will conquer this feather fear-practice is all you need-use paper and pencil to practice all of a sudden you will be in love with making feathers...they are addictive

Annie said...

Way to get a UFO completed, Judy! A feather in your cap!

Sarah said...

I have a feather phobia too! I hope to get some sort of practice quilt thrown on the machine this summer and practice, practice, practice!

dianehobbit said...

Feathers, I'm impressed, just the thought of them is scary.