I had a lot of fun making this quilt, which is kind of strange, since I’m generally not a fan of making quilts from patterns. I have loved Anna Maria’s Feather Bed quilt since she first posted about it, and though it’s often been on my mind, I’ve never had the right stack of fabric.
As soon as I put together this one, full of lots of navy (a color I feel I’ve overlooked), some aquas and greeny-blues, a little sour lemon, a bit of orangey-red, and that beautiful Liberty of London floral print (Manuela, for those who asked). Making the feathers themselves was a pretty quick process – each half is cut from a few strip pieced sections and so you can very quickly amass lots of feather halves. I second guessed my background choice for a bit – the Robert Kaufman Essex yarn dyed linen in indigo – but I’m happy that I stuck with my original selection.
I planned on making a twin size, which uses 38 feathers, but somehow I failed to count correctly and thought I was all set after making 30. At that point, thinking I was already done, I didn’t feel like making 8 more feathers, so a large throw it is. We don’t have a twin sized bed anyway, so I suppose it all works out!