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Saturday, February 08, 2014

Carpenter Star, FMQ,

Onto the last wide border,..
I have been watching Jamie Wallen's YouTube video. as I decided to do the Curling Amish feathers for this wide border... Hoping the curves allow for the wonkiness.

I drew the design spines as per Jamies tute..in chalk.. and decided I needed to practice this before i started...as some of the feathers seemed to be sewn 'backward' to me anyway ..

Rough Drawing first..

Corner on the right was the first - then I changed tread to variegated and did the second one.  
Didn't quite get the upside down/back to front ones..

Drew with purple vanishing pencil where I thought I should have gone!

Finished up with these two corners.  The top smaller one was ther first..
Now I think I have the confidence to start the border on the quilt.  
Thanks to Jamie's video of course :)
Had to stretch the feathers a bit much on the last bit..need to watch more of the video to see haow Jamie did the 'stretch feathers :)


happydaysquilting said...

That design is going to make your border look very elegant and beautiful.

Wendy said...


Grit said...

So wonderful.

Rosa said...

Wow, mouth open.Brilliant!!

Teresa in Music City said...

Thanks for sharing the link Joan - what beautiful stitching! You caught on very quickly :)

What Comes Next? said...

how beautiful! the perfect border for you quilt! you are getting so close to being done now!

Patti said...

This is going to be very pretty! I need to get back to practicing this Amish Feather. I put it on a quilt & took it off the frame to rip it out to do it better. Guess what! I found that blue fabric with the feathers you played with a couple weeks ago. It's called Early Birds curlicue blueberry. I bought some on Etsy & am going to totally copy your idea for practice on the longarm

Leeanne said...

Great going, aren't Jamie's video's great.

Martha said...

Awesome!!! Those tight corners are hard for me!!! I need tons of practice! Yours looks wonderful :-)

Karens Quilts, Crows and Cardinals said...

Fantastic Joan! Woohoo!

Hilary Florence said...

Some really nice fmq on your blog - not to mention your header. I am relatively new to blog land and a keen fmq so good to find fellow enthusiasts. Hope the quilt goes well.
Hilary Florence