|QFC SewFest Quilt #4 - Patriotic Snowball|
My feathers still aren't as perfect as I'd like for them to be, but they are much improved. These are traditional 'bump back' feathers. As you probably noticed, I also chose to add curved cross-hatching in each center wreath and I think it adds quite a bit to each snowball.
|Snowball feathered out w/curved cross-hatching|
I tried several curved rulers to achieve the perfect curved dross-hatching result I was going for, but it wasn't until I decided to use one of the Steady Edge rulers by Quilts on the Corner, that I finally got it...Thanks, Renae!
|Bump-back feathers w/Rainbows Patriotic|
|Feathering in navy blue border w/Rainbows Patriotic|
And continuous straight line quilting in the white borders 1/4" apart, along w/McTavishing in the patriotic borders:
|White border also straight line quilted 1/4" apart w/Rainbows Patriotic|
|Patriotic border McTavish quilted w/Rainbows Patriotic|
I always LOVE looking at the back of every quilt, especially the McTavish quilted ones:
|Quilting back of Patriotic Snowball|
- 32.75 Quilting hours
- 21 bobbins
- SID - clear mono-poly and Rainbows Patriotic
- White snowballs - white Maxi-lock in needle and bobbin
- Red & navy blue interior snowball sashing - McTavish quilted w/clear mono-poly
- Navy/white/patriotic borders - Rainbows Patriotic
UPDATE: shipped and on it's way to final destination along w/2 other Veteran Quilts to be showcased in upcoming blog posts.
Again, it's always such an honor with pure pleasure for me to quilt these glorious Veteran's quilts...
And now I'm off for some shut-eye,