Quilt ADD in therapy

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Other than my family, the passion of my life is quilting. An eclectic, I love a wide variety of styles and techniques encompassing both machine and hand work. Instagram: lyncc_quilts

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

WIP - Feathers!! Finally!!!

You guys!!!  

I can finally - FINALLY - do feathers that come out acceptably instead of looking like a kindergartner did them.  :D


The funny thing is, I can only do them if I put in the little curly-q on every other plume. Try it without, and they all go catty-wumpus.

I figure once I get all the blue of this quilt done, I'll be much more comfortable and proficient with them and ready to try another variation.  :)

I can't tell you how happy this breakthrough makes me after almost a year of disappointing attempts!  Give me some time, and they'll look even better. For now, I'm thrilled with them.


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29 comments:

Dora, the Quilter said...

Congratulations! I love stitching feathers. You are going to have soooooo much fun!

Deb@asimplelifequilts said...

They look great! What fun to be able to do that.

Suz said...

Yip, I do them one way, and one way only too. Something to do with the brain and the way it works (or doesn't work) I am sure.

Kathy said...

Those are pretty feathers! I like the curlicue too.

Dana Gaffney said...

Woo, congratulations! I still can't get there, your's look great and I like the little swirl.

Debbie said...

Looks like you found your signature style feather! Isn't it great to finally battle the plumes and win. Congrats.

Kathy said...

WooHoo!!! They look great! Persistence pays off. There are so many variations of feathers to try, this will be just the beginning.

Kelly Vetch said...

hehe That looks great! I giggled when I read about the curly cue! Don't be offended if I call you a nerd, ok? I have little "brain" things with my quilting too. :)

Kate said...

Woohoo! Great job! The curly que just makes them more yours. ;)

Yvette said...

I like the little curly que on the end! Great job.

Barb said...

Oh wow....you are doing wonderfully!!!

Teresa in Music City said...

What a great job Lyn!!! Everyone's feathers have their own "stamp" to them - your's have a little curly-que :*) I need to get busy and practice mine again. I haven't done any FMQ in quite a while.

Shannon said...

Your feathers look great! They curl through the blocks so nicely. And I like the curlicue.

jan said...

Girl you are rockin those feathers!! Great job and I love that log cabin!

Kendra said...

I'm so jealous. I've been working on them forever. Do you use a frame?

Newbie Jen said...

Doesn't if feel good? Congratulations, they look beautiful!

Glinda ♥ said...

Fantastic, Lyn. Haven't been brave enough to try these myself yet but yours are inspiring me to give it a go! Thanks for sharing, Jen :)

Lynne said...

Hey, whatever works for you -- they look great to me!

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

they look fantastic! Maybe I should try that...lol

Bunny said...

I am also jealous I can never get them to look good. Did you trace them first or did you just start stitching?

claire-meldrum said...

I think your feathers look great. Trust me, if any bird had to fly with the feathers I make free motion, they'd be nose-diving down to the ground ker-plunk!

Aunt 'Reen said...

Congratulations - your feathers look wonderful!

manos de chicureo said...

Looks very nice. I liked. A hug, Yasmin

FlourishingPalms said...

See? Now hasn't everyone told you, practice makes perfect? You'll only continue to get better, and before you know it, you'll be making two curved feathers next to each other. Way to persevere!

Renee said...

They look fantastic! I love them on the log cabins! Good job finding a method that works for you, you're giving them a unique, signature look!

Teresa Silva said...

These are looking great! Congratulations. I keep practicing my feathers too and hope to improve over time. Practice, practice practice!

Judy said...

They look great and they add a classic touch to your quilt. Congrats!

Carrie P. said...

Gosh! I think you do a really great job on freathers.

Di said...

Oh Lyn, they look fabulous! I wish I could master them. Perhaps I should try your curly cue nethod :-)