Wednesday, 28 May 2014

Feathers Quilt

I can't tell you how much I have been longing to show you my Feathers Quilt!

I made it for Love Patchwork and Quilting Mag a few months back and this issue finally hits the newstand today.
And I made the cover again this month! So chuffed!!!

This felt like an important commission as the magazine asked me to specifically make a version of this type of quilt. I had a look at the other Feather Blocks around, specifically Anna Maria Horner's gorgeous version. But I found them all a little fiddly for me so my main focus was to simplify the design and make assembly easier.


Putting the blocks on point and making it all quite scrappy has hopefully given it a different slant. Making the feathers fatter was also something I thought important (so you can see as much as possible of the lovely fabrics!).


The magazine did a fantastic job with the photography and styling (as always, it's one of the things I love so much about this publication!)


I'd actually forgotten about the extra blocks I'd made for cushions and was really surprised to see them. I was also delighted to see on instagram that Di has already made her own version of the cushion! So at least I know the tutorial works!


And then there's my quilting. I'm afraid all modesty goes out the window here as I am just so pleased with my FMQ - I just didn't know I had it in me to do this! I know there are many far superior FMQ'd feather designs out there (in fact I was spurred on to give it a try after seeing an exquisite example brought along to our Edinburgh Modern Quilt Guild - more on this in a later post), but for me this is a huge leap forward.


This is definitely my new favourite quilt (that I've made) and I'm so pleased I can at last share it with you.
I love working for Love Patchwork and Quilting and am really proud to have my designs in such a gorgeous magazine, one that I devour myself from cover to cover.
A few more bits of info, the backing is Amy Butler French Wallpaper and the binding is from Windham's Collage line.


Hopefully a few more of you will have a go at this pattern, and as always, I'd love to see the results.
And I've got a few other things going on in this issue which I will share in my next post.

15 comments:

  1. I am completely in love with this quilt Jo, you did a fantastic job! And the FMQ is perfect! I hope that one day I'll have it in me too to FMQ like that!! Congratulations on another cover quilt for LP, it's a fab magazine and you deserve it xx

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  2. I actually thought it was AMH's design at first! Well done Jo, especially on the FMQ- those feathers are HARD without a frame.

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  3. Loving the feathers. I see a cushion in my future if I can get my mitts on a magazine. I'm still looking for the previous issue!

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  4. Lovely quilt Jo! This might be the first quilt I've seen in LPQ magazine that I might actually end up making, it looks so impressive!

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  5. This is really lovely Jo. Guess where I'm going tomorrow in my lunch break? Off to get a magazine! I'll have a go at a cushion at least

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  6. Oh my goodness girlie...that is fantastic and I thought you were going to say someone else quilted it....my hat is off to you cause this is brilliant!;) xoxo

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  7. Congrats Jo! It's a stunning quilt and well worthy of LPQ! Great job! Jxo

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  8. Really beautiful. Love your idea to broaden the feathers to maximise the fabric on view. Congrats on making the cover.

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  9. This is so fun. I am really glad to fatter feathers, I have always liked feather designs but felt it was sad not to see much of the star fabrics.

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  10. Lovely all round! I love the fatter feathers and your quilting really finishes it off so well.

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  11. Well as much as that is a beautiful quilt the star is your incredible quilting!!!! Look at you go with the FMQ! Great job, missus, and congrats on the cover. X

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  12. Looks amazing.....can't wait to get my copy!!

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  13. Congratulations. It is a beautiful quilt.

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  14. It's gorgeous!! And...it's on the cover, eek!!! Congratulations!

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