Wednesday, October 12, 2011

WIP on Wed - Oct 12

Over the weekend I finished this quilt.  It was my first attempt at doing free motion quilting on my machine on a full-sized quilt, rather than individual squares.

I decided to try something more traditional and followed Renae Allen's suggestion for this pattern from the Skillbuilder series and try feathers.
I am NOT a natural at feathers.  For those of you itching to comment that it'll get better with practice, I need to point out that they don't look any better than this when I make them with paper and pencil.

Note to self: no more feathers.

My quilting time this week has been eaten up by work and mom obligations.  I actually made some progress on putting these hand-pieced HST together thanks to Guitar Girl's oral surgery.

Not much to share this week.  Maybe more progress over the weekend.

10 comments:

M-R said...

Marjorie, your quilt looks great! Feathers are hard, but yours turned out great. I'm hosting TGIFF! this Friday at www.quiltmatters.blogspot.com to celebrate recent finishes. It would be great if you could link this up and share it with the others! Every finish should get a party, no?

Heather said...

I too have trouble with feathers. But since I can do other designs with less difficulty I've decided to just embrace what I can do and let others make those great feathers!

Vireya said...

Well I think they look fine! Better than any feathers I've done, that's for sure.

Julie Fukuda said...

Looks great to me! and I know I could never make a machine do that with years of practice!

Ethne said...

Your quilting is amazing - I haven't even considered trying feathers yet - keep doodling them but they look horrendous

QUILT ROUTES said...

You are braver than me doing feathers! They look good from where I am standing.
Deborah

Archie the wonder dog said...

Love your quilting - I can't draw feathers either! In fact I struggle to doodle anything with a curve!

M-R said...

Thanks for linking up at TGIFF! Marjorie. Great job on the FMQ. I know what you mean about feathers,but I think you did a great job! :) Come back to this quilt in a couple of weeks and you will probably find that they are much better than you think they are now.

Ginette said...

Your quilt looks great! I love purple quilts! Your FMQ looks great too! Good job!
I am visiting from TGIFF.

Lee said...

Oh, wow, your feathers are sooooo much better than I could do! I think it looks great! And I love the red HST quilt. Thanks for linking up to WIP Wednesday. : ) Don't forget to link up to my blog somewhere in your post or on your sidebar.