Feathers On The Brain

April 13, 2011

Is it Spring yet??  One day it's like a beautiful summer day here and then the next day...not so much.  I am really looking forward to warmer weather!!  I've been getting more Easter decor out, which really makes me long for warm sunny days.
The girls love any holiday decor.  I swear they rearrange these little Easter ornaments every morning.  :-)
I don't go overboard on the decorations, but always have a few carrots and bunnies around the house.
Twin bunnies remind me of some other little twins I know.  :-)
I always make room for a few little feathery chicks too. Actually, I think they are ducks as Terry mentioned in her comment! LOL!
Speaking of feathers, I'm practicing some feathers...again!  Can you say "obsessed, much?"  I'm getting ready to quilt a client's quilt that I want to curl some feathers in the border.  I've been working on perfecting my backtracking because it'll really show on the backing of this quilt.  I picked up some of the exact fabric while I was working at the quilt shop yesterday that is in this quilt border to practice on.  I wanted to make sure I could see the thread this time too!  LOL!
Yes, I can see the thread and what I'm quilting!!  Yipee!  That was more than half the battle on the 30s quilt.
The second photo is actually a better depiction of the color.  I know I can quilt the feathers, it's just I'm still a little nervous, being a newbie and all.  I need to tell myself to relax, breathe and just QUILT IT!  Maybe I should have a little glass of wine before I start!!  LOL!  I'll keep you posted...

25 comments:

  1. Your doing great! Your feathers look wonderful and to me you look like a pro that has been doing it for a long time! You're a natural!!

    Love the Easter decorations:)

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  2. Beautiful feathers! I think you've got it figured out!

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  3. You truly are amazing. You're going to be famous for your quilting. They are beautiful!

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  4. You don't go overboard on decorating? I think that may be an understatement...lol!!!!

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  5. Beautiful feathers ...I think you have them mastered!

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  6. Your feathers look great!
    Your decorating looks like a lot of fun :)

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  7. Love your Easter decorations. Those chicks with the feathers are adorable. Your quilting is fantastic. You really know how to do feathers. You don't need a class. Forget I ever told you about that class that is coming up. You could teach it!

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  8. Just quilt it! It will be fantastic!!

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  9. Absolutley beeeeautiful feathers - I really wish I could do that so freely!! I cant beleive how well you are doing - Hi girls - I love the Easter Bunnies and carrots - no wonder you shift them about :) I would too.

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  10. Oh my....I love those feathery chicks! I would have called them fuzzy ducks so I'm glad you posted what they were! LOL

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  11. Great decorations! And my goodness, your quilting is coming along fabulously!

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  12. Your little chicks are adorable. My house use to be decorated when I had kids living at home.

    Your feathers will be perfect. I like the idea of a glass of wine to calm the nerves! LOL

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  13. Love your Easter decorations. Especially the 2 fuzzy chicken-ducks. Your feathers are beautiful. Hugs.

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  14. Oh Linda, the bunnies and carrots are cute, the ducks are precious and your feathers are fabulous! You're doing GREAT!

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  15. Just a glass, not the whole bottle! Or your feathers will look like cat tails, carrots or maybe bananas.
    I think you moved beyond newbie!

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  16. Beautiful decorations.
    Your feathers are amazing!! I find that when I am working on feathers and seeing them as individual loops I am not usually pleased, but when everything is done and I stand back and look - the results are always better than I imagined. Feathers always add something special.♥

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  17. Love those feather chicks, they so fun.
    Your quilting is so beautiful, I need to start practicing my free motion and finish some. I will be happy if I can quilt without making nests, lol.

    Debbie

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  18. I love the prim carrots and all your decorations, Linda! Feathers are up next on my list, too! I think I need a mentor like you, though!
    Cheers!

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  19. I'd say you have those feathers mastered , they look wonderful !I love all your Easter decorations too!

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  20. Let me know how that wine works (I just stocked up, so if it works, I'm covered....LOL!) I just know the quilting will be fantastic! It's hard to believe you're a "newbie"!

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  21. Beautiful Quilting!! Was that with wine or without?? :D

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  22. You're a feather queen! They're so gorgeous. Wine and long arm quilting...could prove to be interesting.

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  23. Your decorations are very sweet! I think you've gone beyond needing to practice feathers, Linda, you're a pro now - they look wonderful!

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  24. Love those feathery chicks/ducks!!! And your feathers are sew perfect!

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