28 August, 2014

Feathered Friends



How to fill behind these birds? With FEATHERS, of course! I'm in love with this quilt, and with all that I learned from Gina Parris-Perkes last month in a "Fantabulous Feathers" class at the AQS show in Charlotte.The information in that class was invaluable; Gina's instruction method clicked with me, translating what she demonstrated into my own stitches gave me the confidence to conquer my fears, take off and FLY! I am thrilled with the results on this little quilt and have changed its name, for the obvious reason, from "Chubby Chicks" to "Feathered Friends".  I have a new-found confidence and find myself eager to get onto the next quilt in the "to be quilted" queue rather than worrying about how I'm going to quilt it or if the results will be disappointing. I am so happy that I took that class; I needed a gentle nudge out of the nest, and that little push made all the difference! I am grateful.
Life is Good!

12 comments:

Quiltdivajulie said...

FANTASTIC!!!! Look at your work -- AWESOME!!!

KaHolly said...

WOW! Wish I lived closer so I could take that class. You did an amazing and professional job quilting around your feathered friends. I really like the birds. Is there a pattern available?

Janet O. said...

Beautiful feathering! I would never have thought to put feathers around the chubby chicks, but it works so well. You have mastered the feathers very quickly, I'd say!

Paula, the quilter said...

You certainly have spread your wings and are soaring, Mrs. G.

Laura Davies said...

Love the wings!

Celia Ambrose said...

Nicely done! Your feathers are perfect for the birds. Thanks for sharing.

Shakerwood said...

You are a quick study ..... 'cause it looks AWESOME!

cityquilter grace said...

beautiful quilting!

antique quilter said...

OMG those birds are adorable but your quilting is incredible. perfect match
oh I would love to see a full picture of this quilt when your done.
Kathie

45th Parallel Quilter said...

LOVE the feathers around your "chubby" friends. Is there a pattern? I was at AQS in Grand Rapids and took in a lecture. Next year going to take a class or two ... such a great event!

Quilt Hollow said...

Just darling!

Carrie P. said...

great way to quilt your little birds, with feathers of course.