I really like this quilt. I chose a block and played with the colouring until I had something a bit different. I think this is the first time I've used just 2 fabrics in the piecing - plus darker blue for the binding. I'll definitely be using this block again in other quilts.
I've been doodling feather s a lot recently, and got up the confidence to try some on a quilt. I wanted blue 'feature' qulting in 5 of the diamonds for design effect, do I practised 2 feathers in diamonds on a scrap sandwich and went for it. I probably shouldn't have rushed in quite so fast! They're not the neatest! But they do give the effect I wanted.
On the other hand, I'm thrilled with the white-on-white featherd quilting in the background - and of course any mistakes are far less visible. They were also easier - though they meant a LOT of ends to tie in.
You can probably estimate my delight with the quilting from the number of photos of it!
It took a while to decide how to quilt the border. It needed a similar density quilting to the feathers, but I thought a stipple would be out of place, and wasn't game to try feathering it. Then I came up with this easy option!
Here it is laid on the (overgrown and in need of mowing) lawn in the sun. Ahhh.
White feathers from the back:
And one of the blue feathers from the back - where mistakes are less evident!
Right now there are 10 quilts in my study apart from this one: three swaps ( 1 2 3 ) hanging on the wall, one ready to hang in our bedroom, a bed quilt folded, a large play quilt on the back of my chair, this awaiting 'payment', an unseen commission boxed and ready to send (I will reveal soon), one ready to deliver to a friend's baby and my weekend project which you'll see shortly.