I teach at my local patchwork shop – Somerset Patchwork and Quilting. I have taught my quilt Feathered Rose there a few times. I have been lucky enough to quilt several of them from my students, and really enjoy seeing the design done in different fabrics.
I wish I had taken more photos when I was quilting my student’s quilts over the years. But I have three versions to show you.
First is Margaret M’s quilt. I finished this one last week, and I love all the feathers (of course), and I like the small meandering in the sashing as it makes the darker fabric pop. The backing was a perfect choice and shows the quilting beautifully.
Second is Margaret E’s quilt. I quilted this for her in 2009. I wish I had taken more photos, especially of the back as it was a lovely cream fabric. I brought the feathers in a little bit in the inner border and setting triangles and did small curls around it. I ditch stitched the sashing.
Finally this is my quilt which I designed, made and quilted in 2005. I look at the feathers on it now and think they look so clumsy. This was the first time I tried the type of feather with the backtracking over the top of the feather. It is interesting to see how I have developed from there.