My friend Lee gave me this quilt to play on awhile ago.
I decided to try out my feathers on a real quilt, rather than just on practice pieces. Truth be told, before this, I was not a huge fan of feathers. But as I was building them, I started brainstorming and could envision feathers paired in some pretty funky settings. I like the movement they create.
I started with a wavy horizontal spine and went from there. Each row of feathers is in a different direction. Where there were bigger gaps, I could have left the gaps empty,but decided to fill with some larger pebbles.
I am smitten with how quilting can make an ordinary quilt look extraordinary... I love my new job!!!
Hard to find a good angle to photograph so you can see the feathers...but hopefully you get the idea!
I definitely have a lot more to learn and practice with feathers. They are actually a lot of fun to create. My next trial will be spineless feathers - where they go in all directions and just fill the space. Thank you Lee, for bring this quilt for me to experiment on!