Tuesday, 18 December 2012

Feathers Around the Block



In July and August this year I completed two quilts where I did feathers inside the block around a central motif.  The first one is Debbie’s where she had a star in the centre and the feathers were uniform in each block.





Originally I was just going to ditch stitch the star, but it looked a little unfinished, so I decided to also quarter inch around it, which looked a lot better.



The second quilt belongs to Colleen.  Here the centre appliquĂ© varied in shape and I adjusted the feathers accordingly.



With both of the quilts I really liked the effect the feathers created where the blocks met.



Ankle update – I went back to the hospital last week, and I am now allowed to walk without the boot inside the house, but need to wear it outside, particularly if I am where there are crowds, intoxicated persons, or kids.  I am making good progress, but it is a slow journey.

10 comments:

  1. the quilts look amazing Desley, some very happy clients i am sure. Glad your ankle is on the mend.. take it easy... maybe you should wear it at home if you have "bubbly" over the holidays.... just to be sure

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  2. Both, stunning!! We could call you the feather queen!

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  3. I am in awe of these feathers! could you pop by my house and show me how to do them? you can visit without your boot - I promise I won't be intoxicated!

    Cheers

    Linda

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  4. Beautiful feathering Desley. So glad your going to be on your feet for Christmas......... lots of drinking this time of the year, so your going to have to do breath testing before they enter your home!!! Enjoy your christmas and new year.

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  5. what stunning quilting! wish I could do that.

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  6. Wonderful feathers Desley, I've used them inside of blocks too, it does fill a space well....

    Pleased to hear your ankle is on the mend, I wanted to wish you a very Happy Christmas with Health and Happiness for the New Year in 2013, with health and happiness I know you will be very wealthy!

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  7. Those are just beautiful. :) Glad your ankle is coming along. I did chuckle at the "intoxicated people" part. ;D

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  8. I love your feather quilting! Keep up the steady healing of the ankle.
    Have a great day.
    Always, Queenie

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  9. I love feathers and these two quilts are stunning!

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  10. Beautiful quilting, thanks for sharing! I am glad you are on the mend. Hopefully you stayed away from drunken party-goers?!? lol

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