Monday, January 18, 2016

Waves of Free Motion Feathers

I took my Poured Out 2 quilt with me to a quilt guilt meeting. They clapped when I showed it. I blushed like crazy. Always do.

waves of free motion feathers


This quilt was a triumph and a disaster. It helped me express myself during a difficult time, but then the sucker bearded like crazy. Such a disappointment. But the contrast of the turquoise thread on the black back always makes me smile.

May your quilting make you smile today too!

8 comments:

  1. Hey Amy, what kind of batting had you used? Regular quilting cotton? Did it beard from daily use or washing lots? I am very interested.

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    1. No washing, just a gentle water bath for blocking. It's got two batts, one poly, the other wool. Both white. Should have ditched the poly and also used black batting.

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  2. Makes me smile, too! Beautiful feathers--I never get tired of quilting feathers!
    Bambi

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  3. I can't remember the last time I quilted feathers. :( Been too long.

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  4. Hi Amy, Beautiful work (as always). I was wondering about the bearding on your quilt. I too had that happen on a black backing. I wish I would have used black batting but I still am not sure why the bearding happened at all. Do you know why it happened on your quilt?

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    1. I definitely should have used a black batting. I think it looks worse than it is because of the color contrast. Both battings I used came with good recommendations, but both seem to have bearded. I blame the poly and will never use it again.

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  5. I love those waves.... stunnng
    Hugz

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