A little “feathering”………

Is always needed…er…..welcome, no??? One of the quilting projects that has crossed my path are table-toppers being done as a ladies’ group assembly at the little church we attend/belong. The stitching began late last year, with those wanting to gather for a “sew in” on a Friday/Saturday at our building…..a time of stitching, (a little) munching and general good time fellowshipping. The 10 toppers, with a somewhat holiday feel, are assembled and various ones are finishing the quilting and binding process. The quilting will be different on each one, as some are hand quilting and I (no surprise!) am going the machine route. The pattern is a good one………..IMG_8823     and is done in Moda fabrics…….IMG_8820 - Copy - Copy      I stitched a feather wreath with arcs in the other shapes and a grid in the center of the wreath.IMG_8819       I thought that the grid area, which will most likely have a centerpiece placed on it, was a tad plain so I just needed to add some ‘orange peel’. Much better…..don’t you think??????? IMG_8821   The feather plumes actually form an even wreath, even though they appear otherwise from the angle of the camera! I marked the inner circle and an outer (plume edge) circle with air-erase marker. All else is hand guided free motion quilting. Below is a view of the back………….IMG_8822

Thread: (Top)Superior Variegated Gold Metallic, #025 and (Bobbin) Connecting Threads Essential Pro poly, 70 wt.

Some more “toppers” in the works, so stay tuned!!!!

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About treadlemusic

A quilter who rides motorcycle, living on a small hobby farm in southeastern Minnesota. Grandmother and Great Grandmother.
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8 Responses to A little “feathering”………

  1. Food, fellowship, fun and quilting…just perfect for you.

    Will these toppers be gifted to someone or?

  2. kathyreeves says:

    That orange peel is just right, that is a nice little topper. How fun to see all the finished ones decorating a batch of tables…very festive!

  3. Elizabeth E. says:

    Wow–your quilting is stunning, and you were so right to add the orange peel to that beautiful wreath. Great pattern, I agree. Can’t wait to see what else is up your sleeve!

  4. Gorgeous feathers and pretty orange peel are a fab combination!

    • treadlemusic says:

      And so much enjoyment in the process! Thank you for stopping by taking a moment to “visit”. I so treasure all my bloggy friends. It would be a grand tea party if all could gather……sigh…..hugs………..with luv

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