Monday, 18 March 2013

Feathers {Forest QAL}

Over the last week I've been working on the second block in the Forest QAL - feathers. I honestly think this is one of the most beautiful paper pieced patterns I've ever seen. If I thought I could do it with my sanity intact, I'd make a whole quilt of these.

Fabric selection for these was so very tricky. I looked at countless feather photos online trying to decide what palette I wanted to use, but nothing really clicked for me. I decided to make up a feather (not based on a real bird feather) but use colours that could be found in nature.


I'm pretty happy with how it came out - it doesn't sit especially flat, but I think once I remove the paper (after piecing it into the quilt top) and lots of steam, it (hopefully) should be okay.

xx Jess

25 comments:

Annabella said...

These are the most beautiful feather blocks!

Alyce @ Blossom Heart Quilts said...

Oh how lovely! Very natural looking :) And I love the background fabric!

Nectarine said...

Pretty as an australian bird !I did a jay's feather like in my country

Nat at Made in Home said...

So beautiful!

MsMidge said...

Just beautiful!

Joanna @ Shape Moth said...

AMAZING! Really. The fabrics on feathers, background, your piecing. Beautiful!

Patchwork and Play said...

I want to make a whole quilt of feathers too! I just can't decide on a colour palette! Yours are so pretty- could they have come from a robin red breast?

Deborah said...

gorgeous!

Jessica said...

That is a beautiful block! Love your colours and fabrics!

Katy Cameron said...

They look great, and not that inauthentic colour-wise. They'll definitely sit flatter without the paper too

moira said...

they look great. I really like this block

Amys Crafty Shenanigans said...

Beautiful feathers :)

Carla said...

PERFECT feathers. The background is great too

Teje Karjalainen said...

Hi! Your feathers are so beautiful! I sort of follow this Forest Qal but didn't find yet courage to make anything. x Teje

jeifner said...

Who cares if they ever sit totally flat-because they're so attractive!

Janine said...

This is a gorgeous block. I love the fabrics you've chosen for this :)

Di said...

You have done them beautifully. Di x

giddy99 said...

excellent fabric choices and lovely feathers!

Kirsten said...

Such beautiful feathers - really love the fabrics you used for them!

CitricSugar said...

Gorgeous! I love that you are using architextures in the background for these blocks. Your woodpecker looks grand, too!

Jessica said...

Jess, these are fabulous! I love seeing this quilt come together!

Samelias Mum said...

Lovely feathers. Great colours.

Jenelle said...

I love the background fabric on this block and the way you placed the reds and black to create shading on the feathers. You're really making me think I need to drop what I'm working on now and start making some of these blocks! ;)

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