Thursday, January 2, 2014

Progress and a Lie

I am slowly getting a feel for feathers.  Feeling bold enough to try some with yellow thread on dark green.  And I might be convinced to give variegated thread a second chance.  I kind of like it on these skinny doodly lines that I used for fill.

I looked at some Feather Quilt Porn on line and decided I needed to try adding some curly bits, but was cautious enough to do it on the yellow where it wouldn't show much if I didn't like it.  I ended up drawing out the feathers to follow on that side so both sides would come out similar.  I was feeling pretty bold and just drew the spines on the green and did freehand feathers.  Some of them are still coming out kind of square.  I need to work on that.

Now on to the lie.
A couple posts ago I said I wasn't going to start anything new until I'd cleared 10 things off the list.  You knew that wouldn't really happen, right?  Besides, 20 WIPs is a nice round number.

Just Takes 2

There just happens to be a free BOM that started today.  (Follow the link above to join in.)
It seems like the perfect excuse for using the red batik collection I've been hoarding for years.
It's been washed in Retayne and is in the drier as I type.
I considered my "usual" color palate of lime & fuschia, but think that maybe it's time for a really traditional applique.  I'm not really keen on all the blocks, but sometimes it's good to do something uncomfortable.  Hello Benjamin Biggs.


Karen said...

Marjorie your feathers came out wonderfully ! It's not easy to quilt feather in a circle! Wow! I'm in the process of learning feathers too and I rely on a good friend for some tutes and inspiration. if you haven't already checked out Wensy Sheppards Thread Talks on the sidebar you should. Awesome info there and pictures of her feathers are also inspiring!

Btw - I am with you in the Biggs Quilt. I'm in - let's have some fun!


Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Looking good!!!!!!