Thursday, February 12, 2009

Variety in feathermaking

This is another method for making feathers - by Sally Terry. She makes her feathers with a "hook". I tried it - this is my first try and it works just fine. I think you can see it well on this practice sample.
My quilting thread is a limey, lustrous green and it shows really well on this dark fabric.

Many of you know I do my quilting on a DSM. And some of you may also be noticing but politely not mentioning that I'm doing a lot more practing than actually DOING! ARgghhhh - I KNOW it! 8-( The thing that holds me up more than anything is that danged sandwiching!

16 comments:

Lisa Boyer said...

Looks great to me! The practicing is working, at least!

Kay Koeper Sorensen said...

I've never seen feathers done that way before. It is very interesting and yours look great.
K

Purple Pam said...

Your samples certainly look great. I know what you mean about the quilt sandwich. So much time taken for basting for me, but that is a necessary evil. Have you ever used the spray adhesive to make the sandwich? Glad you are feeling better. Me too, today.

Lindah said...

Oh, that's a lovely feather. It's so full and lush. I'm glad you're feelin better. Nasty ol' bugs!

~Joan said...

Very C-O-O-L!!

How is hubby faring with the new weight-loss program?

~Joan

Joyce said...

Your feather looks so good! One of the things I like best about my quilt frame is not having to pin the sandwich. It has saved my knees from destruction!

paula, the quilter said...

I like that feather! You say it is easy to do? I'll have to give it a go, I have a practice piece already sandwiched.

Catherine said...

That feather looks super. I'm going to have a look for that book.

LC said...

Wow, very nice feather. The sandwiching was the main reason I now have an HQ-16. No more pin-basting (except small ones that I'll do on my DM). The book is on my wish list. Thanks for posting this!

SubeeSews said...

Do you have you DSM in a frame or are you sewing from a cabinet? Totally love those feathers. I want to do feathers in my Batik Virginia Bound.
Subee

Bethany said...

I bought this book a couple of weeks ago and love it. The feathers are so easy and look beautiful. It's now one of my favorite books.

Your quilting looks wonderful!

Jeanne said...

This looks so interesting! Thanks for the tip on the book. I'll have to check it out.

Tanya said...

The feather looks great! Hey at least you are practicing! I just keep SAYING I want to do DSM machine quilting but I don't think I've ever shown any practice item which means I haven't really practiced much...

Quilts And Pieces said...

ooo - I like the looks of what you did and this book! I may have to check this out!

Jenni @ Fairybread said...

I think you could stop practising now Elaine! That's a great looking feather.

Helen in the UK said...

COOL!!! Not seen this type of feather before :)