Is gloomy and overcast, outside, with the prospect of storms for the next 36 to 48 hours BUT, inside, there’s this going on………….. It’s a practice piece of a very different (for me) feather border pattern. It came up on Facebook recently and I loved how it filled the area. The gal who posted it said it works well in an 8” to 10” border but I had neither of those to work with. What I did have was an orphan block turned pillow that had been out for the Christmas holidays and had really ‘bugged’ me the whole time! Why?? Well, it wasn’t quilted but merely made into a pillow cover…… I posted about it here. I promised myself that “someday” I would do something with it and today was that day!
A while back Jamie Wallen had done a video on a similar technique but I wasn’t diggin’ it at all (you can bring up the video here) but, when I saw a slightly different process on Fb….it piqued by interest. You may check out Emma’s blog post on this (with tutorial!) here. As I mentioned earlier….these feathers were to fill a wider border and that red/white block doesn’t even have a 2& 1/2 inch space!!!!! A challenge!!!!!! Will it work????? I can make it work!!!!!
I marked my circles, using a small cone of Sulky quilting thread and I was on my way!!!!! BUT…….I wanted to use my DSM (domestic sewing machine)….Ms Juki…..The smaller feathers work much better on a domestic (my opinion!) and I was rather pleased with the results!
Now………that’s an “orphan” block to be proud of!!!! LOL!!!!!!
Other activities today…….DH pulled the RV off its winter resting spot and took it for some needed servicing….. That home in the background is #2 son/DIL’s who live on the farm, also, and add to the varied happenings here. DS is a biker (as we all are!!!!!!) and does custom paint and bike work……so, on this day, he is busy in his shop with these………………..
And that’s how we roll around here. Rarely is there a dull moment and, just maybe, you can see why!
Til next time……….keep those machines hummin’…………………
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