Friday, 10 June 2016

Plus Feathers

Remember last year when this...


Became this.....


Pink border added. I had it in my stash so it was perfect. Size is now 32" square.


Deciding on the quilting is always the hardest part for me and usually where I abandon a project but determination was needed. Cross hatching of the squares, easy enough. Hand quilting using Hobbs Polydown as the wadding and only because I had a piece the right size and the backing was a stashed remnant of cotton dress fabric from Laura Ashley in the 1990's. The colour was perfect. I chose to do an elaborate feather border which I adapted to fit from one of Barbara Chainey's pattern books. After stitching the first corner bit I almost gave up as I thought it would take forever and did not like my stitching.


I persevered and carried on with a bit more until the end was in sight which spurred me on......


Yay! A finish. 

Plus Feathers. 


A bit of an adventure but I love it.

One out of six completed. More to come.

Happy Stitching.

18 comments:

  1. So Lovely! Quilting is for me also the hardest part!

    Have a nice weekend.
    Evelyne

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  2. So charming, colours and quilting are beautiful .

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  3. Woop ! Woop ! Wonderful and awesome finish Shirley ! Congrats for your quilting !

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  4. It's a beautiful finish. That feather border is perfect for such a sweet quilt. It's the blending of simple and elegant.

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  5. Just beautiful and well worth the perseverance.

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  6. Just beautiful and well worth the perseverance.

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  7. I always love a hand quilted finish and yours is just delightful! well done for sticking to it :)

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  8. Lovely quilting Shirley. Like they say quilting makes the quilt.

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  9. Congratulations on your perseverance. Definitely worth it, the results are gorgeous.

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  10. It is beautiful Shirley!! Well worth perservering with the feathers!

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  11. Oh how sweet! I love your pretty feathers -- they're just perfect!

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  12. It's fabulous! Good job! I was thinking of you today and wondering how you're doing. :)

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  14. Very pretty and feminine. Love it. Marion x

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  15. Very pretty and feminine. Love it. Marion x

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