Feathers Quilt

Remember the Feathers Quilt Top I made?  Well I finally quilted it!

Feathers Quilt by Angela Bowman of #feathersqal #konasolids #paperpiecing

I had a hard time deciding how to quilt this thing, and I really didn’t want to rush it.  So I stared at this thing for six months, pondering and pondering.

Feathers Quilt by Angela Bowman of #feathersqal #konasolids #paperpiecing

Time to give it a good press. Hey! A quilt-top ironing-board tent!  I was a tiny bit sad that this’ll be the last time I get to see light shining through this patchwork, but it’s so nice to finally have this thing quilted.

Feathers Quilt by Angela Bowman of #feathersqal #konasolids #paperpiecing

I used Mirage Stripe blue cotton print by Kaffe Fassett for the backing.  A perfect match with the purple and blue solids I used for the front.

Feathers Quilt by Angela Bowman of #feathersqal #konasolids #paperpiecing

For the quilting, I decided on simple straight lines to accentuate the feathers design. I used a thread I’ve never used before: Sew Fine 50wt polyester by Superior Threads, in a charcoal color (410).  Teamed up with a 12 Topstitch needle and my walking foot, stitching went smoothly.  I just had to tighten the bobbin tension slightly.

Feathers Quilt by Angela Bowman of #feathersqal #konasolids #paperpiecing

And a label completes it!  It’s what might become my standard quilt label: Kona cotton in white, framed with leftover binding strips of Kona pepper, handwritten with a permanent black pen.  I love the touch of “signing” a quilt with my own handwriting.

I have to say that this just might be my favorite thing I’ve ever made 🙂

Feathers Quilt by Angela Bowman of #feathersqal #konasolids #paperpiecing

By Angela

I'm passionate about creativity, productivity, and business. I'm a planner at heart, a small town girl, a wife and mom of two. I LOVE to make things with my own two hands.

10 replies on “Feathers Quilt”

Hi, your quilt is lovely and your color choices are stunning. I am waiting for my pattern to arrive from Alison Glass hoping to adapt it to a queen size quilt top. Would you think that is feasible?
Thank you for sharing

Thanks Jill! If I were making a queen version, I would keep the scale of the blocks the same – I would just add more of them. I would add 3 extra blocks to the bottom of each column (two small and one large). The blocks finish at 9″ and 18″, so that’s adding 36″ to the length of the quilt. Then I’d add an extra 3 columns worth of blocks/sashing, adding 30″ to the width of the quilt. Adjust the sashing lengths to fit the new longer blocks. The 55″ x 66″ lap quilt would then become an 85″ x 102″ queen quilt.

I’m glad you asked, because that’s something I’d like to do, too!

Thanks for answering Jill as I was thinking exactly the same thing and this will help me start! I just need to get the pattern now

Thank you for your quick response and suggestions. You took the math out of my plans and i appreciate your help. Have a great weekend.

Beautiful quilt! I have such a difficult time selecting colors. Did you use kona solids and would you be willing to share which colors you selected? I’ve looked at several renditions of the feather quilt and yours is so stunning !

Thanks Theresa! Yes, I used Kona solids, specifically, the Sunset color bundle. I don’t know the exact colors, but I didn’t use every color in the bundle.

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