After my last post, I got out the scraps and sewed them together in no particular order--just trying to get a good mix of the fabrics so I could try out different thread colors. I really wanted to use Aurifil #4648 (variegated orange-purple-yellow-white), but wasn't sure it was the right colors for the quilt:
The orange and purple just didn't look good with the green and browns, and it wasn't the type of quilting I wanted. So I got out the darker green (#2887) and did a test feather. I immediately liked it a lot better, so glad I tested them out first!
|That thread color is SO pretty in person. It's like a royal olive green color.|
So now I have this weird little mini quilt...more of a table runner, not sure what to do with it.
|I'll finish the quilting after I'm done with the quilt.|
I've been busy quilting feathers up and down the rows--I've finished 6 rows, there are about 4 left.
|Love this brown with the feathers!|
|This is an IKEA fabric, and I really don't like how it quilts. The quilting just doesn't look as crisp as the other quilting fabrics on the quilt.|
This quilt has been good practice for my feathers (again)--I hate rotating the quilt all of the time, so I make them going up, down, and sideways when I have to. My machine doesn't like making sideways things very much though.
How do you prefer to quilt feathers? I generally prefer when the quilt is coming towards me, they are neater and better formed than when I am pushing the quilt away from me--I hope that makes sense to you quilters!
Hoping to finish this quilt over the weekend and get it in the mail on Monday!