Finish It Up Friday ~ Sawtooth Diamond in a Square

This quilt has been on my bucket list for ages! I finally pieced the top last winter in Arizona.

I knew I wanted to quilt it with lots of feathers, but I was so afraid of ruining the top, that I procrastinated.

Last week I told myself, no more! I marked my top and got to work. I only marked the spines with a chalk pencil. All feathers were free handed.

My feathers are far from perfect, but I like the overall effect. I used thread to match the fabric because I knew I’d have back tracking and I wanted to minimize how noticeable that would be. What I didn’t realize is that the red thread would not behave as well as the green.

My corners sort of match! This finished at about 45 inches square.

I think now I want to put feathers on everything! I just haven’t done them in a while and I lost confidence in my ability to do them. I definitely need practice, but I’m okay with how it turned out.

I love this color combination. I might have to make a bed quilt like this some day.

Have a great day!


About katyquilts

I am a wife, mom of four amazing adult kids, and a former librarian. I love making everything from traditional quilts to art quilts. I am thankful to God my Father and Creator for the gift of creativity!
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15 Responses to Finish It Up Friday ~ Sawtooth Diamond in a Square

  1. Sandi says:

    It is much better than okay, it is absolutely gorgeous!! I love the color combination and the feathers were a perfect quilting design. You should be very proud. Hugs,

  2. quiltipatti says:

    i love how you quilted this. the whole (piecing and quilting) is just fantastic. congrats on a great job!! patti in florida

  3. Your free hand feathers are beautifully done to perfection! Such lovely quilting!

  4. Robin Anderson says:

    This is so beautiful. You did a great job

  5. Ruth Carter says:

    I think you did a fantastic job. Looks beautiful to me. Ruth

  6. lois92346 says:

    Free-handed?? Are you kidding me?? Oh, my word! Your work makes my heart sing, Katy!

  7. Lu H says:

    Looks beautifully feathered from here Katy. You made a fantastic work of art!

  8. You should be very happy with how it turned out, Katy! It’s a beauty!

  9. cindyinschertz says:


    That’s all I can say. Cindy Nelson

    Sent from my iPad


  10. Glenda Stanton says:

    WOW!! Your quilting took an awesome quilt to SPECTACULAR!! Amazing project. Yes, be proud!!

  11. Kathy D. says:

    You did amazing work on this quilt! You should be very pleased with the outcome. Love it!

  12. Margie West says:

    Katy your quilting makes this quilt look beautiful! Great job! Margie/Tennessee

  13. WOW, what a stunner. It is gorgeous. Your feathers look perfect to my eye – so smooth. They are beautiful! You are truly a master machine quilter. Oh and your backing is so fitting!

  14. johannes123qqq says:

    It is a beauty Katy. Have a nice day.

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