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Feather Fun

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This Feather is a little Doodle Practice with different backgrounds on the right a practice of McTavishing with curls and on the left a straight line behind clams and pebbles. Also I used different colors on my thread. 
I love feather practice so much that I have decided to start naming my pieces, because I have quite a collection this one is called the Agnus Feather. . This is one of my favorites, I hope you like it too. 

Batik Kidz Quilt

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I had so much fun with this quilt once I decided on a quilting plan. At first I was leaning towards an allover quilting design but I also wanted to make it more detailed.  
So , I quilted in rows in each row there are about 5 different blocks. I repeated the same 5 quilting motifs in those same 5 blocks all across that row and changed it up ever row.

This quilt is a kidz quilt, which means that this quilt will go to a child without a home, I believe that this quilt will be sent to The Cumberland House. I did not do the piecing on this quilt, only the quilting. It will have the binding done by someone else too. 





I am hoping that all of the different quilting motifs will make a little boy or girl happy.  This is the back Up close




Sneak Peak for Next Week - Have a happy weekend

Compass Quilt

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This is the first quilt that I have made for myself, it is also a practice/doodle quilt.

Swirls and Pebbles all over and some Straight lines for a background effect Leaves and Paislies here and there
Raw Edge Applique for the middle Compass Design made from circles
 I had to add some Feathers too... I Love to Feather

This Compass Star is from a tutorial on  Green Fairy Quilts by Judi Madsen, check her out, her quilting is AMAZING. 
On this part of the quilt I was playing with combining curves and straight lines.  Sometimes I get an idea in my head and I just have to quilt it out.
This picture is to show you the backside of the feathers on the border. I used the bump bump method, where you backtrack over the top outer edge of the feather, this method worked out okay but I do not like the look of it as much as backtracking on the bottom side of the feather back to the stem, also when coming back to the stem I seem to be more able to keep the curve of the feather.  How do you feel about this…