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Calypso with Feathers

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Calypso with Feathers

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Design It, Quilt It: Free-Form Techniques taught by Cindy Needham

Pull out those unfinished objects! Cindy Needham will inspire you with stitching techniques to put gorgeous finishing touches on your work of art.

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Category Quilting
Type Home Decor
Style Funky, Casual, Romantic, Classic, Traditional
Joanna Strohn on craftsy.com

What materials did you use? Batik fabric, fusible batting, Superior Monopoly thread, Bottom Line thread

Joanna Strohn on craftsy.com

What are you most proud of? It's done! My confidence is growing that I will be able to continue working on all the tops I have accumulated.

Joanna Strohn on craftsy.com

What advice would you give someone starting this project? Don't be afraid of making mistakes, no matter how disheartening the mistake may be. I was upset at the mess I made of the fusible batting. I know now it is something I will never attempt again. I do like the puffiness of the batting so may use the remnants in smaller projects. I suggest testing before stitching on the project. I had some issues with my machine that I was able to catch. When I tried changing thread and no testing I ran into troubles. It quickly taught me to work on a sample! I used my trick of putting painter's tape on the end of the Monopoly every time I started or finished a row. I love the thread ... I simply can't see it! Take it slowly whether it is one feather at a time or only 4" ditch quilting. Focus on the process even when it's not that enjoyable. Each part of the process taught me something. I can now build on what I learned as I go on to my next project.

Joanna Strohn on craftsy.com

What a beautiful, bright cheerful quilt and the feathers are like the frosting on the cake.

08/14/2013 Flag

gorgeous gorgeous

08/14/2013 Flag

Joanna Strohn did you saw the pattern is available for sharing? thanks!!

08/14/2013 Flag

You can get this from thequiltersmarket.com - I believe you need to call the shop. It's a Strippers Club pattern, cost is $5. Not sure what shipping cost is.

09/20/2013 Flag

Love your Calypso with Feathers!! It jumps out and speaks to me! I may have to make one. How about a class?

08/16/2013 Flag
JDT on craftsy.com JDT

This pattern came from The Quilters Market in Tucson. I don't believe they taught it as a class. It was a one page pattern demo'd at their Strippers Club.

09/17/2013 Flag

Your quilt looks georgious to me! Congratulation. I also like your description of the process you went through. Thank you very much for sharing :-) I also would like to do one like this - with other colour combination, even though I like the vivid colours you choose.

09/11/2013 Flag

I was once told I was a "crow" because I like bright colors! I have to force myself to do work in anything that isn't bright. I enjoy teaching so I try to share the process in creating my Craftsy project posts. Thanks for your comment!

09/17/2013 Flag