Feather FMQ!

Feathers, FMQ, LKennedyGood Morning, Quilters!

Running a little late this week…the Tuesday Tutorial will be a “Wednesday Tutorial” this week…

I am excited to show you a new project…

my spin on Feathers!Feathers, FMQ, LKennedyI started making these and just couldn’t stop!Feathers, FMQ, LKennedyI had a few framed for a new Autumn decoration!Feathers, FMQ, LKennedy

I used a variety of threads including Sulky Rayon, Aurifil Cotton and Superior Magnifico to stitch these on Kona cotton with Warm and Natural cotton batting.  They are heavily quilted and double stitched around the edges so I could cut them out.

Feathers, FMQ, LKennedyWhat about YOU?

Have you ever framed a quilting project?  How did it turn out?

We’d LOVE to hear!

Happy Stitching,


PS…All tutorials, images and information are the property of Lori Kennedy at The Inbox Jaunt and are intended for personal use only.  Feel free to re-blog, pin or share with attribution to The Inbox Jaunt.  For all other purposes, please contact me at lckennedy@hotmail.com.   Thanks!



45 thoughts on “Feather FMQ!

  1. Great idea and wonderful job. I made a paper piece girl in a hammock and pulled it over a frame to hang as a picture but have never cut out anything and put it behind glass.

  2. Oh, goodness. My daughter wants to use feathers in the nursery, and I imagined doing such a thing, but even in my mind they didn’t turn out THIS beautifully! I have to try this!

  3. I like your feathers. I recently stitched some feathers much like yours in 2 borders of a wall hanging. This is really a nice way to feature them – I am imagining other uses…. I have not put a quilt behind glass, but I have put them on stretcher bars.

  4. I love seeing the things you make Lori, But I get confused on your website. This is ot the first time I have given up trying to find the instructions for something. Am I stupid?

  5. Great idea. I’ve never framed a quilting project but I have had my one and only Art Quilt stretched over a canvas. I’m pleased with how that turned out and would display a quilt like this again

  6. Yes, I have quilted a paper piecing Halloween Witch for a friend as a Christmas gift last year. He loved it.

  7. Why have I not thought of cutting them out! ?
    That looks so good! Lori, you are just the Imagination Bomb! Thanks for the inspiration!

  8. Love your feathers and the wall art. Great idea to frame a quilting project though I’ve never done that!
    Look forward to the feather tutorial.

    • After I was finished with the feather, I went back around to reinforce the area where I was planning to cut.

  9. Absolutely glorious. If one were a very patient trimmer, one could use this as an applique idea, trimming after a first basic bout of stitching anchoring the feather, and then going to town. Probably not much more patience required than trimming after the individual feathers, I’m sure.

  10. I love feathers! And these are awesome! I once made some leaves similar to this (but nowhere near as perfect), and I had the same experience – like I didn’t want to stop. I, too, framed a quilt project. After returning to the Midwest after a visit with my daughter in Arizona, I wanted to hold onto the trip, so went straight to my sewing studio and created an Arizona flag quilt – about 4″ x 6″. I then framed it and hung it in my living room as a reminder – as if I need one!
    Thanks for sharing! Your work is impeccable!

  11. Yes, I have framed an intricately quilted block. Unfortunately, the glass, even though it is non-glare, makes the texture less prominent. Still, it is something I am proud of, and it is out where I can see it.

  12. I thought. Oh yuk…feathers. Then I saw your wonderful feathers in a fresh,new way and am in love! You are an inspiration to us all!

  13. These are just ‘tickle ” you pink cute!!!!!! Your head must be a tornado inside with idea’s???? Fantastic job!!

  14. Oh my! How beautiful. Never ever thought about framing my quilting. I do have a sample just pinned to the wall maybe, I should think of something more. Thanks for such great inspiration.

  15. I just found your blog and love it! I found your tutorials on spiders and spider webs so perfect as I am piecing a Candy Corn quilt. Thank you – your blog is super. Gee. I just noted a tutorial below on a candy corn quilt! How wonderful is that!

  16. A flamingo and canary feather? I guess just about any color choice could be “justified.” I think I will try leaves in the same method. Not quite as many color choices, but here in Ohio, the Fall colors are pretty varied right now!

  17. I Love your feather project. These feathers are what I envision when I want to quilt them. But most teach those big plumes. They dont look like feathers to me. Was happy to run across this blog as I was doing some catching up. Thanks

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