Feathers, that is.  My post title is one of my favorite quotes from the “Godfather” movie series.  Unlike the family business of organized crime pulling Al Pacino’s character back in, I’m back to practicing feathers again.  I have a confession…I love feathers!!  Bet you never would have guessed.  I’ve never met a feather I didn’t like!  LOL!  All types and designs.  I want to be able to quilt them all!  It’s hard for me not to look at a quilt top and not see feathers on it!  I have a few client quilts done, but I’m waiting to reveal them first in person, then I’ll show and tell on my blog.  So between quilting client quilts, I’ve been practicing some new feather designs.  I feel super comfortable with quilting curling feathers, so I’ve been practicing a freehand allover feather design.

Yes, I love these too!!  LOL!  My inspiration comes from Jenny at Jenny’s Doodling Needle.  I’ve become a huge fan of her quilting.  She has been super helpful in answering questions I’ve had on how she’s quilted tops.  How nice is that??? 

Good thing this is just practice because one of my rows of feathers is going in the wrong direction down the spine!  I see some quilts being quilted with an allover feather design in my future!!

I had several emails regarding Patti’s quilt and that I should have posted before and after quilting photos.  Yes, I should have!!  Better late than never.  πŸ™‚



Yes, it was a beautiful top before, but I think quilting takes it to the next level of beauty.  Patti is thrilled with her quilt and I believe she is having second thoughts about gifting it!

Feeling better, still tired.  I’m actually tired of the rain.  It’s been raining here constantly.  I’m sure in July, I’ll be whining that there’s no rain and I’m tired of watering.  LOL!!!


  • Carol says:

    Beautiful, AMAZING feathers!

  • Joan says:

    Oh my goodness – you are quite amazing!! What FAN_TAS_TIC feathering!!

  • Diane says:

    Oh I share your LUV of any and all feathers! I just "found" Jenny's Doodling Needle and can't wait to practice her way of doing all over feathers!
    Your practice feathers look pretty awesome…I'm feeling the pull too!!

  • Kathy Schwartz says:

    Great job on the hook feathers! I don't think I would have notice the backward feathers if you had not said anything. I am a big fan of Jenny's as well.

  • Sheila says:

    You definitely know how to make feathers and if you were here you would be doing a quilt for me with lots of those feathers ;-0 Gorgeous !! Raining here too and has been off and on all week πŸ™ ,oh well things are sure getting green ,soon time to cut the grass .

  • Desley says:

    You can never have too many feathers! They look beautiful.

  • Lori says:

    Very nice Linda! You are a natural and that's fantastic!

  • Nicole says:

    I bet she is thrilled with her quilt! That is amazing work that you did. I will be sending you a baby quilt as soon as I can get my act together to finish it!

  • Sue says:

    Well your feathers are sure lovely to look at! That quilt on your floor is gorgeous!

    Have fun with your feathers today πŸ™‚

  • Candace says:

    I have feather-envy, Linda! Maybe someday I'll be coming to take a feather class from you!! Great work – can't wait to see your latest finishes and glad to hear you're feeling better!

  • WoolenSails says:

    I got some chisels, so they will be nice to use to make a braided type quilt for my bed. I love your quilting, really wish I had a long arm, but stuck with free motion for now.


  • Jenny says:

    Linda…that looks beautiful! I like the feathers going the other direction. It's really pretty, just a different look and your echo on the petals are nearly perfect! And I LOVE your feathers on that border! Thanks for linking me..this job can be overwhelming sometimes. So much of what we do go's out the door and is never to be seen again. So it's fun to show and chat our work with each other! Again…very pretty!

  • Abby and Stephanie says:

    It's ok to have an obsession or is it an addiction? I love feathers too!!! Your work is really lovely.

  • Donna says:

    I love feathers too! You are just a born to be LA quilter!

  • Mama Pea says:

    I am so impressed with you. You're amazing. I mean it.

    I'm sick of this weather, too. I am sick of the cold, especially.

  • Joanne says:

    I love feathers too.
    Your repertoire of feathers is fantastic.
    Off to check out the link.

  • West Michigan Quilter says:

    Your feathers are beautiful. I love feathers too, just wish I could make them like you. Off to check out the link.

  • Allie says:

    We're going to call you Queen of Feathers – these are gorgeous!

  • Patti says:

    I love that….."Queen of Feathers"

  • Jackie says:

    Those feathers are gorgeous…is there a book to learn how to do them???

  • Jackie says:

    Love the feathers…is there a book that teaches you how to do that???

  • Jackie says: a couple of posts with the same thing…sorry πŸ™‚

  • Carrie P. says:

    I just love feathers too. I love what you did in the corner of Patti's quilt.

  • Michele says:

    Beautiful quilting as usual πŸ™‚

  • Wendy says:

    Wow your feathers are fantastic. You got really good at doing them fast.