Throwback Thursday

This post dates back to August 2021. Not terribly long ago, but I thought it was a Christmas quilt without being in your face. 🤣 Enjoy this look back and have a great day!

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!

PS Today is the last day for this AccuQuilt deal.

And did you see this? I have a new pattern out on the AccuQuilt site for their newest die.

Check it out!

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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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8 Responses to Throwback Thursday

  1. Jean says:

    Beautiful, I can see why you wanted to make this quilt.

  2. Diane Muldoon says:

    Juar lovely xo

  3. lois92346 says:

    You did all the feathers FREE HAND?? Holy Toledo! I agree with Kathy D. It’s perfect in my eyes.

  4. Jeanne Serven says:

    You did a great job on the feathers! It’s beautiful.

  5. Sandi says:

    I love this quilt!! The quilting you did is wonderful! I love the color combination too. Hugs,

  6. Jill K says:

    Absolutely gorgeous! Your quilting is the perfect choice for this quilt.

  7. Such a pretty quilt, simple colors with beautiful quilting!

  8. Kathy D. says:

    Love, love, love this quilt! It’s funny how we’re always our own worst critics; I see nothing to complain about in this quilt.

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