Classic Feathers and a Few Not-so-Classic Feathers

Classic Feathers

Feathers are always a classic design and look great on every quilt.  Here, they stand alone with a little crosshatching.

Classic Feathers

I used a stencil to make this quilt, but I had to do a bit of tweaking to make it all fit.  I drew it lightly on a piece of craft paper, and once I had it all fitting properly around the central square, I darkened the lines with a wide permanent marker.  I taped the pattern and the fabric to a large picture window and just traced the design right on to my lavender fabric.

Classic Feathers

I think I will make a fall version of this quilt this week–after all feathers are always in style–and always classic–or are they?


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Classic Feathers

Perhaps I won’t work on classic feathers after all–I have a few not-so-classic feathers doing a chicken dance in my head right now!

I’m off to my sewing room…Quack, Quack!  Waddle, Waddle!


15 thoughts on “Classic Feathers and a Few Not-so-Classic Feathers

    • I don’t do feathers that way any more either. I do like the look, though, so for a small piece like this, I might do it again in another color.

  1. feathers are my very favorite design to quilt and I have figured out tons of different variations because I love them so….. one thing I have never done is used a stencil though- I like the look of what you’ve done there, but with just marking the circle in the wreath and a little practice it could be achieved without a stencil…

    • Your feathers are gorgeous! My lavender quilt was dated 2007–I wouldn’t do feathers with a stencil any longer either. Though I might for the center circle. Are you able to stitch that without a stencil? I’ll have to give it a try!
      Thanks for sharing!

  2. Wow, your feathers are beautiful. Only in my dreams could I ever do that but I sure would like to be able to! I just can’t seem to get the hang of my foot and hands going at the same speed. I know, practice, practice, practice……

    The other feathers are so neat too. Show us what you come up with!

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