Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Feathers, how apt

Ever since I first say Anna Marie Horner's Feather Bed pattern, here, I wanted to make it.  I was hoping some one would teach a class on it like Molly Flanders.  The photos she shared of her students' work were amazing.  So, inspired, I gahtered up some material and got to work.





After piecing strips together, I realized the tip of the feather is probably too small.  I hope to change that on the next group.  The material has a stretch to it because of the angle it is cut on.  It will need carefull sewing.







Decided on the natural Essex linen for the background.



I have been making stencils of light weight cardboard to use with my rulers to cut.  I keep wondering if there is a better way.... I will no doubt figure it out on the last cut!

Linking up to WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced!







12 comments:

  1. I always love seeing different takes on the AMH pattern ;)

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    1. Thanks, I went to AMH's flicker and looked at everone's feathers! So fun!

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  2. I'm working on some feathers myself- and spray starch has been helping keep the stretchiness in check...

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    1. Thanks for the input. I dug out my old starch and it worked great.

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  3. I've been working on feathers here and there myself - I ended up buying acrylic templates on Etsy because I knew I would cut right through paper templates with my rotary cutter! Those and Best Press have minimized the stretching. Good luck!

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    1. I didn't know acrylic templates where available! No wonder people can move so fast on their quilts. I am using thin cardboard and it still gets cut. I just replace them periodically.

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  4. I love the fabrics you are using and one fabric opposing the scrappyness looks wonderful!

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    1. Thank you. Slow going as I have to stop for work, but I love that stripe material!

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  5. Oh I just love the feathers! I really need to make some myself, they are so up my alley!

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    1. They are fun. Like paper piecing with the pattern cut out already!

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  6. I love this AMH quilt pattern! I saw it in Quilty magazine awhile back and it has been on my to do list too!

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