Friday, December 14, 2012
When I started working on the feather quilt for my nieces using fabrics from Tula Pink's stunning Prince Charming collection, I made one large feather, roughly based on Anna Maria Horner's pattern. When it was finished, it looked a little thick for my taste, so I trimmed the sides...once, twice, three times. Each time, I found that the trimmed pieces could be put together to make a new feather by themselves. I ended up with three feathers for the quilt, and a spare which has now become a table runner that I adore.
I used a zig-zag stitch to applique it to a long piece of natural Essex linen. I quilted intermittent lines down the length of the piece, leaving the feather alone to make it stand out. The binding is linen too, so that all the focus will be on that strip of color in the center.
The runner is backed in a print by Joel Dewberry. It's just over forty-three inches long, so it will run through the entire center of our table, with just enough room for my mother and I to have our place settings at the ends.
The quilt for my nieces is still in progress. I finished the top and backing today, and I plan to have it quilted and bound by the end of the weekend. Hopefully I'll have pictures to share by Monday...
Have a lovely weekend!
Linking up to Crazy Mom Quilts.