I love quilting feathers……I mean, I really love quilting feathers. I think it is because it was the one design that I just couldn’t get. I tried and I tried, but they never looked quite right. I had even convinved myself that I would never be able to quilt feathers. Then, I took a longarm class, the only one I have ever taken…..(that’s not bragging, that’s complaining!) and it was about feathers. Watching the teacher describe it it, step-by-step, it finally clicked…..and I have been wanting to quilt feathers ever since.
This quilt is in issue 8 of Fat Quarterly!
I really wanted the quilting to emphasize the pattern, so I quilted the feathers to look as though they were traveling up the quilt.
And of course, the back of the quilt….
How about some more feather eye candy?
Natalia quilted this quilt and just blogged about it yesterday……love the feathers!!
Or this feather that I quilted on Tula’s quilt:
Some more feathers on my Moda Bake Shop quilt:
If you don’t like traditional feathers you can check out my plume feather tutorial here….it is more like a fern than a feather.
Or if you love the traditional feathers and want to learn how to do them…Sewcalgal has a great tutorial on her on her blog by Diane Gaudynski.
Happy Feather-full Quilting!