This quilt is the VERY first kit I bought when I started quilting. I fell in love with the colours and the fabric line.
So I started it..cut my fabric, sewed the squares together and cut out a few circles with scissors. I then discovered the cool Olfa cutter for cutting cirlcles. It’s like a compass. I bought it and then put it all in a container and to the side….for about 5 or so years! This last year I have pulled it out 3 times and tried to do it but got sidetracked just like five years ago with the fairy quilt I made for my mom.
So this summer while visiting family I brought along my sewing projects to get some piecing done. I don’t have a lot of piecing time these days so this worked out perfect.
This quilt went together so fast! I really don’t know why I put it off for ALL these years. I couldn’t wait to get it on Mags and quilt her up.
It turned out to be a baby sized quilt. I used minky for the backing so if it can find a home to a little princess it will but for now it will hang on my wall.
I knew when I loaded it I wanted to play with my new rulers from Lisa Calle and I did just that. I did beadboard on the outside border with my ProLine ruler.
In the corners I wanted to give the feel of crown moulding by doing the echoed square.
I left the small border till the end since I wasn’t sure where I wanted to go with it. So I got to work on the body. I started off meandering around the cirlces and then when I would get the the bottom of the circle I decided the add a feather in each one.
This one is a Judy Madsen design that she normally will use in triangles. I decided to try it in a circle. I loved how it came out.
Here’s the back.
So in each circle I did a different feather design. It was so much fun. I really loved doing all the different designs. I threw in one that Tracey with Whirls ‘N Swirls Quilting did in her #fmq101 videos. I believe she called it cocoon. Here it is.
Here are pics of the rest of the feathery designs…from traditional feather to leafy and funky feathers.
And here’s the front of the quilt and as you can see I went with a ribbon design in the small border.
Binding next and then it will hang in my studio. Have a great day everyone!!