Thursday, July 2, 2015
feathers live here...................
Hi there! This is the place to be today if you love feathers, I have them in abundance!
This beauty is a class sample for The Country Yard called 'Star Mastery'. Featuring several different stars. The class is focused on making the stars, the layout is simply an idea, but a lovely idea!
For something a little different I quilted straight lines on the central star blocks treating them separate from the outer stars, there by giving the illusion that the outer stars were 'floating' out to the border.
I enjoyed this concept and I am sure I can used this idea again. Now did I say something about feathers???
I used my curved rulers from Lisa Calle for the arcs, I then echoed which gave me a nice pocket to place some pebbles in, I used a soft smokey/blue grey poly neon thread by Madeira, this created a soft contrast. Because I went down the road of wanting the feathers to look like they were floating, I had to quilt feathers right up to the striped sashings.
For a touch of continuity from the inner stars to the outer stars I quilted pebbles on the blocks with the primitive muslin background fabrics.
The next quilt features more feathers. Made by Gaynor at a class last year at The Country Yard.
I have quilted several of these lacey antique heirlooms. They can be tricky due to all the open crocheted doilies, you have to be careful to not get your hopping foot caught.
The sashings got a treatment of 'curling ribbon', the borders...........guess???
Thank you so much ladies for letting me loose on your beautiful quilts!
I am looking forward to a small break in quilting while I have my granddaughter to stay, here's hoping she will be keen to spend time with granny in her sewing space!
I still have three more quilts to share with you, so watch this space!