Monday, 10 March 2014

Feathers Quilt Done!

Feathers quilt is finally done! Like all done! Not just the top, which too often I count as "being done", but everything!


The binding was the hardest part of this quilt. I'm not sure for what reason. Why is binding my arch nemesis?!  Oh wait.. I do know. I hate my walking foot! It has this small gap right in the middle of the foot that catches the fabric. I've tried many different needle positions, etc., trying to be able to get the stitching close to the edge, without it continually getting caught, but to no avail. And the guide is useless. It's arm is too short, so that when you attach it to the foot, the guide arm is behind the foot. Like way behind. How it that helpful?! I want to be able to guide the fabric in before it hits the needle not after! So, really, all that means is that I'm in the market for another walking foot- if they make a different one for my machine.


Anyway, after all that complaining, I really like this quilt. Mostly, because I love the fabrics used. It was also fun to make- and hallelujah!- I did such a good job on pressing and sewing that I didn't need to square the quilt up after I quilted it. I guess cause I'm just that good hehe.


I decided on straight line quilting spaced further apart than what I typically find aesthetically pleasing. I wanted the quilt to stay soft and comfy cause I'm going to use this one.

 
On the back, I went with  more feathers, slightly modified, lots of Anna Marie Horne Dowry, and Essex linen. Essex linen is also on the binding. I prewashed the Essex linen- but nothing else- because I discriminate that way. The linen feels nice after it's been washed and dried at the highest temperature possible. Hopefully, I won't have any issues with mixing quilting cotton and the linen.


My mom keeps asking what I'm going to do with all these quilts.. Um.. I don't know, I just make them. What a weird question. Hehe.


Note to self- husband is not a good quilt holder. Good at so many other things, but not holding up quilts. Just take my word for it he's not. Much direction needed. Much. To hold a quilt.
So into the snow it went. Which hopefully won't be here too long- hurray for chinooks and sunny days!


I'll be linking up my quilt with others of the Feathers QAL on Nydia's blog, ADD Crafter. You should take a look.
Feathers QAL

It also is another check off on my FAL 2014! Double huzzah! (let's just not look at the rest of the FAL list yet to be done okay)!

6 comments:

  1. It's just fantastic! I really dig the back!

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  2. Gorgeous! I love the way it looks like spring - just what we need at this time of year. Beautiful job. Crossing my fingers I get mine done in the next few days :)

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  3. Mom has no right to ask what you are going to do with all these quilts. Or what I am going to do with pointless acorns I crochet. She LITERALLY had a shed of unused fabric. She is queen of "What are you going to use that for?" Answer: "I don't know." Now we know where we get it from.

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  5. This is absolutely gorgeous!
    And that back, i don't think i've ever seen a finer backside!
    So i'll email you my addy and you can just ship it right over... right? ;)

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  6. Love everything about this quilt! Great colors.

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