I am happy to finally share with you my new quilt. A version like this I made first in 2011 and since then I have seen many other on Internet. I don’t know why it took me so long to make this one, because this block is fun and the result spectacular. To me, the most exciting thing is that no applique or curved piecing is involved. Only easy piecing!
There is no sign of spring here yet, so I am amazed that I managed to take this pretty photo!
I name it “PARASOLS”! (with the help of my Facebook friends.)
The piecing was fun, the quilting was fun as well!
I took these pictures below inside, to see better how I quilted it. I think I don’t know to quilt anything else than feathers!
First, I stitched feathers on three wedges at once, thinking this way I will finish it quicker. After I quilted half of the quilt, I thought to try quilting only on two wedges at once – much more fun, easier and – surprise- quick too! 13 minutes for a block!
Are you overwhelmed when you start quilting on a big quilt? I know I was!
While quilting those first blocks and keeping counting the blocks I still have to quilt, I realized that my thinking was so wrong! I realized that the most important thing was that my sewing machine stitches like a dream with my Aurifil 40wt thread. And I was grateful for that. And then I started to count the blocks I already quilted and not thinking at all of how much I still have to quilt.
Yes, it helps if you are an optimistic quilter!
I stitched the round part of the feathers on the white fabric, to be more visible.
Happy sewing and thank you for your support to my pattern business!