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Monday, August 18, 2014

Feathers feathers

Our modern quilt guild did a feather swap this year with the AMH pattern. This weekend at the meeting I received my swapped feathers.  I have been giving this lots of thought and came up with Birds of a Feather, a free form arrangement of the blocks.  

 
With the swap I will receive a total of 13 to add to the extras I made along with my birdies.  I am still playing with some arrangements and I am missing one of the feathers, thats Ok since it will be part of the outter border. 
 
The only decision I made for sure is I don't want them lined up so I will be adding extra white spaces, more negative places to play with the quilting is a must!
 
playtime

Speaking of quilting, I have now had my Tiara for a year.  I play on it all the time praticing between quilts.  My feather quilt will have no straight lines so wish me luck, this isnt a tiny quilt.  Guess who has a new book, so fun.

Its that time of the week to link up with Lets Be Social and WIP's
 
Off to sew, 
Pam

32 comments:

  1. Wonderful feathers and beautiful quilting! I can't wait to see the finished feather top.

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  2. Oh, I see how you are going to use those fun bird paper piecing blocks - love it! I think you will have a lot of fun quilting this one! How big do you want it to finish out as?

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  3. This is SO awesome!! I can't wait to see how you work your quilty magic with this one!! Your 'playtime' looks fabulous! Very cool to incorporate your bird blocks into this quilt! Judy

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  4. It's going to be a great quilt! I love the quilting you are "playing" with. So fun!

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  5. Wow! Those feathers and birds look amazing together! I can't wait to see what you end up doing for the arrangement. And the quilting will obviously be gorgeous. Your practice piece looks fabulous!

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  6. Love the feathers and your quilting is just awesome!

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  7. I love the addition of the birds.

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  8. This is going to be an amazing quilt. I love the combination of feathers and birds.

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  9. What a fabulous quilt! Enjoy all that quilting : )

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  10. So pretty - I love the feathers, what a great idea for a swap! Your quilting is incredible too!

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  11. I LOVE your design wall arrangement and having the birds in there adds the perfect touch!

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  12. I love the feathers and the birds. It's going to be beautiful.

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  13. Love the birds in the midst of all those gorgeous feathers! Can't wait to see this finished!!

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  14. What a great idea to add birds to your feathers. You layout looks so interesting. It will be fun to see the changes you make. Thanks.

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  15. LOVE the mix of feathers with those bird blocks. This is my first visit to your blog....time to go read more posts.

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  16. love those feathers and your quilting is impressive

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  17. The feathers and birds are wonderful!

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  18. I love this! The colours, everything! I keep seeing that AMH block and it makes me want to make that pattern. And adding the birds is genius, what a great theme for a quilt!

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  19. Love the feathers and Birds combo!!! Nice variety from the usual of just feather quilts. : )

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  20. Love the addition of the birds. Looking good!

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  21. I love love love your feather and bird quilt! Just gorgeous - the birds are a great addition. : )

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  22. Hi! I've been wanting to start a quilting block swap but I have no clue where to go to get started. Any tips on how to start a swap? I love your quilt! So beautiful!

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  23. Pam, your feather and bird quilt is going to be so awesome! I love what you did with your quilting too!

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  24. It's wonderful! How did you make the birds?

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    1. The birds are paper pieced patterns I got free off Craftsy

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    2. Thanks so MUCH!! I have AMH's pattern (of course I do, I have a real thing for feather quilts) and I love birds as well. PP is my favortie quilting techinque so this project is perfect for me. Do you mind suppling the name of the birds.
      I look forward to seeing your final results!!

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    3. The bluebird is by Liljabs and the Kereru is by Tartankiwi both free on Craftsy. Would love to see yours when its done

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  25. I love your idea for the feather quilt.

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  26. Well done. Looks great with the birds! I also like your quilting - very nice!

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  27. This is incredible! What a great swap project.

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