|Rounding the corner.|
This is my second time ever stitching feathers with my long arm. Doing a continuous feather around the perimeter of the quilt forced me to work them in every direction, so some of them look a bit awkward.
Evaluating the feathers as I worked helped me learn what looks good and what to avoid next time. I adapted on the fly, so my work improved as I went.
|I started here, on the right hand side of the quilt, and worked my way across the top.|
I found it challenging to work the feathers across the top edge toward the left. For whatever reason, it was easier to work them across the bottom border toward the right.
|Working the bottom border.|
With the main border done, I thought I'd change thread and work the coloured squares in the top.
|Changed to a light orange thread for the coloured squares.|
A darker thread might have been better, but I am working with what I have.
I'd hoped to complete all of the work using the orange thread today, but I'm pooped!
Tomorrow is another day.
Yesterday I had fun working with this welcoming and skillful group of quilters as they learned Eleanor Burns' Day & Night technique.
|Nine out of ten with their first blocks!|
|Sunny and Lynn share the same good taste - even their shirts were the same colour!|
|Joyce matched her fabrics to a wall paper sample from her home, but didn't realize she'd also dressed the part!|
With this technique there is very little waste. The "cutaways" can be used to make bonus projects.
|Playing with Linda's leftovers.|
It was a happy surprise that Joyce was in the class. She and I share history in our local school division, and it was a treat to be together again. Knowing I'd be teaching the workshop, my sweet friend made this birdie pin cushion just for me!
What a sweet treat!
Thank you for inviting me, Fairview quilters!
Linking up with:
Anything Goes Mondays, normally at Stitch by Stitch, but guest hosted this week by Karen's Quilts, Crows and Cardinals (the link will take you there)
Show and Tell Tuesday, at i have to say
Try, Learn, Grow!
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