Feathers Quilt

08 September

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

Feathers Quilt by Angela Bowman of www.AngelaB.me #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 www.AngelaB.me #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 www.AngelaB.me #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 www.AngelaB.me #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 www.AngelaB.me #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 www.AngelaB.me #feathersqal #konasolids #paperpiecing

10 Responses to “Feathers Quilt”

  1. Xenia 09/11/2014 at 9:15 am #

    It is when looking at beautiful quilts like this that I want to learn quilting. I’m in love with this quilt. Seriously.

    • Angela 09/11/2014 at 11:59 am #

      Aw thanks! I’m pretty new at quilting. You can totally learn quilting!

      • Tracy Clark 05/03/2015 at 12:28 pm #

        Stunning quilt!!! I’m impressed by your ability to piece. This is a pattern on my to do list!

        • Angela 05/04/2015 at 12:28 pm #

          Aw thank you, Tracy. It’s one of my most favorite makes, for sure!

  2. Jill Harris 01/07/2017 at 12:53 pm #

    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

    • Angela 01/07/2017 at 4:15 pm #

      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!

      • Linda S. 04/26/2019 at 11:38 am #

        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

  3. Jill 01/07/2017 at 4:31 pm #

    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.

  4. Theresa 01/23/2017 at 9:28 pm #

    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 !

    • Angela 01/24/2017 at 5:09 pm #

      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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