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Project

Feather quilting practice

Project Description

What are you most proud of? This is my first time quilting feather, and I managed to quilt the entire thing in one day. What advice would you give someone starting this project? Don't worry about not being perfect, once it is finished, it will be perfect coz it is no longer a UFO!

What you will need

  • Cotton fabric
  • cotton batting and rayon thread

Q&A with rahimah

Anniebannanny asked:
I'm sooooooooo impressed.....and you have the difficulty level a one (ha ha ha) You are way too modest, my dear!!!!!
rahimah answered:
It is easy after I the 20 pages of sketching and doodling custom feathers, Once I am at the machine my hands just go to auto mode. The first row of feathers were long, skinny and stiff-looking, the later ones were more fluid and rounded.
Mama Cissy asked:
Hi there! This is beautiful! Is it hard to do? I just bought a new machine with a long arm and I would like to make a quilt for my granddaughter for her graduation. I'm scared!
rahimah answered:
A real longarm? Lucky! I used the Bernina frame and the 820, By halfway I had only 6" quilting space and the chevrons were way taller than that. I had to roll it back and forth to get to the quilting area, and you can see at the sharp poinst, my petals were more squared and shorter. I am giving it to my daughter and she is no quilt police, so who is to know, haha!.
Angela Walters asked:
Oh my goodness!!! I am loving the quilt and the quilting!! I like how you put circles in the stem of the feather, just gorgeous!!
rahimah answered:
Oh, I am going to print your compliment and make it my quilt label!
backhomeag349856 asked:
Ok - guess I am going to have to bite the bullet and put this class to good use. Wish me luck! Your project is beautiful and gives me hope that maybe I can actually master feathers.
rahimah answered:
I am cheering for you, I know you will do fine.

Skill Level

Beginner