Oh my goodness, did a week really pass by without a new post. I guess I was wrapped up in visiting with family for the Easter weekend and bringing son home from college for a few weeks while he completes his co-op placement.
For quite some time, I have been putting off the machine quilting of a little doll quilt that I pieced over a year ago. It needed something special. I wasn't sure whether I would applique some large flowers or rely on the quilting for that little something extra.
I borrowed the book Feather's Quilting by Judy Allen from my library, yet still I procrastinated. Finally, I couldn't put it off any longer, I need to stop renewing this book and return it. There are many gorgeous 'feathers' in this book and I selected two that either fit the space on the quilt or really appealed to me.
First I quilted four large curved feathers in the centre of the quilt. I used the Golden paper to trace the designs and then pinned the paper on top and started sewing. I used Poly-down batting so they would be 'puffy', but still they didn't really stand out.
Next step was to do a small meander between the feathers. This did help to better define the feathers. A tighter meander would have been better, but then it would have made the quilt so stiff, and it's only a doll quilt.
Have you done a project with 9 patch blocks? Leave a comment with a link as I'd love to view it.
Tami at Just One More Thing, is also working on some dolls quilts. She will be sewing with her sister this weekend. Great fabrics.