I found it very intersting when Jenny kindly shared how she does her allover hook feathers at her blog – Jenny’s Doodling Needle So I thought I would share one way I do feathers in wide sashing.
This is Janet Sansom’s quilt, and is a replica of a quilt I did for her earlier in the year. If you want to see more pictures of this quilt click here.
To make each feather triangle first start with a circle, and then bring each feather up from the base line filling in the triangle. (You might need to click on some of the pictures to get a better view.)
Mark the half way point of the sashing.
Draw a line dividing the sashing into two squares. For different sized sashing it could be broken down into more than just two squares.
Divide each square into quarters by drawing diagonal lines.
You can start at any point as the quilting will be done continuously. Just be careful to make sure all the feathers go around each square in the same direction - in this case clockwise.
Start quilting the feather triangles.
Follow the path as per the arrows drawn.
When you get to the last square in the sashing row, go all the way around it and head back as shown by the arrows.
When you get back to the start, continue past it to quilt the other side of the sashing row.
Continue quilting the feather triangles following the path as shown by the arrows.
When you get to the end of the sashing row, go around the last square again and continue back to the starting point.