Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Feathers!

I just love feathers.  I think it would be wonderful to be able to quilt beautiful feathers on my quilts.  I intend to practice on Mark's Flying Geese quilt.  It's great to have a quilt that you like but aren't worried about to practice on. 
While I'm waiting for my books to come in, I'm practicing using a page of feathers from Judy Allen.  (From Quiltmaker May/June 08)  Aren't these so graceful?  Practicing drawing these are just what my tired brain needs.  Work has been hectic lately. 


Earlier this week I had my puzzle almost completed, when I realized I was missing a piece!!
Oh My!  Why oh why does this happen to me?  
I looked and looked for it.  I even thought a bad word.  I finally gave up and started dusting all my chairs.  I have chairs with lots of scrolly stuff and looking for the piece only made me realize they were dusty.  And when I finished and all hope was gone - I found it under the lazy boy in the living room.  Now how did that happen?  Oh who cares!  I FOUND IT!!
My Wayward Piece
I put it in it's own special little spot!
My Wayward Piece in it's home
Yea!  That puzzle is done!!  I took a picture of the finished puzzle but blogger won't accept it.  I'm sure you don't mind.  



Happy Stitching
 (while I go back to drawing feathers)
Nicey Linda

7 comments:

  1. Beautiful feathers! I could send out a few quilts for you to practice on. I'm glad you found your puzzle piece. How aggravating to be missing one tiny little piece.

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  2. Practice makes perfect! I'd like to learn Baptist Fans myself. Every time I quilt or bind, I can tell I am getting just a little bit better.

    I love doing puzzles. I have done two with my daughters that we've gotten framed. I would not recommend that, though, because they seem to run non-standard sizes so you have to get a custom job, which costs a ton.

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  3. Your story about the puzzle piece is great. Made me laugh. Good luck with the feathers. Yes, that's an enviable position to be in...having a quilt you like but aren't afraid to work on! You're making such good progress on your FMQing. Wish I could say the same!

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  4. Those feathers are just GORGEOUS. Glad you found that puzzle piece, that drives me nuts, lol!

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  5. Good luck with the feathers...you are braver than me...I would try but I just dont. Maybe one day!! Hugs

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  6. I love feathers, too. Not that I can quilt them...Yet...Maybe someday.

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  7. Hi, Linda. I agree with everyone else--feathers are beautiful. It's a pity, though...every quilt should be one you like and that you're not afraid to work on and experiment on. Who cares if the stitches are a bit uneven here and there? Adds personality! Thanks for stopping by and commenting on my blog. And I love those puzzles too, but now do mosaics instead. Same satisfaction, but I have a useful flower pot at the end.
    best, nadia

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