Such a lovely thought! It is Sunday morning. ‘Weather’ is moving up from Iowa….a mix of ice pellets, sleet and rain…..so a good day to bypass the driving, stay at home and……..sew!!!!! Yup, welcome to my world! The Wave quilt was finished on Friday (you can read about that process here…and here). Although the uber wide borders were a perfect ‘blank canvas’ for some feather fun, I couldn’t quite wrap my mind around doing feathers on a quilt with a title such as the above!! By the way, a shout out to Avis, at Oh Sew Tempting, for her thoughts on a name for this one. Definitely fits, don’t you think?? So, because there aren’t any ducks in this piecing which would allow for the feather motif to enter the stitchings, I opted for wave-like swirls, mostly an edge to edge treatment. The quilt is washed and dried. The shrinkage was very minimal—2” in length and width. I do not prewash any of my fabrics so the cozy crinklyness is really maxed out after the wash. Also, there was no color run (testified to by the Shout Color Catchers that came out as white as when the wash process began! Because of the fact that the basting gave me a perfect on-grain layering, the result was a wonderfully squared up quilt needing only an easy trimming of excess batting/backing. I did the final binding stitching by hand this time knowing that it would not be getting super harsh treatment in the future. Anyhow, you stopped by to see the finish, so, without further ado, let the photos begin…….You can click on any photo to get a larger view. I haven’t decided if pillow shams or a quilted/pieced strip that would cover the pillows is how I want to finish this. There are very few of the “tumbler” shaped pieces left to work with. On to the day. And always remember that “This is the day that the Lord has made, let us rejoice and be glad in it”! Blessings………..
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- Warning….warning……… August 22, 2017
- Design Wall (kinda) Monday……… August 21, 2017
- My yesterday…or, County Fair—again…….. August 21, 2017
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