seagull feathers

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Someone told me that I’d want to make another feather quilt soon after finishing the first, and they were right! Anna Maria Horner’s free pattern is a good one, and comes together pretty quickly and easily (even though it requires cutting pieces using templates, which I usually shy away from!)

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While I love the look of the feathers in bright bold colors, I thought it might also be fun to see them made out of a variety of white on white prints. I dug through my stash (and made a couple purchases!) and came up with this selection – whites, creams, some really light grays.

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Then I cut out a couple feathers, just to make sure I’d actually like them. (I do!)

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Spring plus

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Often times I feel pressure (mostly self induced!) to try to come up with a new design for each new stack of fabric I put together. And while I love thinking of different ways to sew fabric together, sometimes, and especially now while my sewing time is limited, I just want to sew fabric together. I want it to be easy and I need it to be fast, and sometimes I just want to see pretty fabrics paired together.

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This is one of those times. It seems like forever since I’ve had a chance to sew up a quilt top, so after purchasing these gorgeous Leah Duncan Meadow fabrics, I was quick to pull out some other coordinating prints – some Squared Elements, some Rapture, a couple Liberty prints, and even a lovely Umbrella Prints fabric (I showed my initial fabric pull the other day). I have a recipient in mind, and I think this light, bright, Springy, girly but not too girly look will be perfect.

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I knew immediately I wanted to see these prints in a plus quilt design – I thought the mix of lighter and more saturated prints would provide some nice contrast, and I’m really pleased with the results! Now I just have to decide on a backing… solid? one of the prints from the front? Opinions are welcome!

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Liberty winner!

Thank you for all the wonderful entries this weekend! I love that so many of you also love Liberty of London fabrics! And now, the winner of this great Liberty bundle from DuckaDilly

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Comment #347, Terri Henderson, who said “i have always loved liberty fabric though i do not own any. sigh”. Well, good news – now you do!

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