Sunday, August 31, 2014

AMH feathers à la #opgivewarmth

After working basically every day the past month, I decided it was time for some time to myself.

Well, me, some fabric and the sewing machine, that is. ;o)  So yesterday morning started off with an assortment of strips leftover from previous projects, my new AMH feather templates (courtesy of Customplastic), and my zippy Janome 1600P-QC ("Bertha," i.e., the great-grandmother for whom I was not named).

By midmorning I had strip-pieced and cut all the feather sections...

By midday I had pieced all the feather blocks...

And by midnight I had a quilt top.  (...Not entirely unrelated to the two Diet Cokes I'd downed with dinner.)

In retrospect, I don't believe my indecisive self has ever churned out a top quite as quickly as this one.  Especially considering that as of yesterday morning I was set out to use those same strips to make fabric braids (à la Purl Bee) as Rachel of Stitched in Color did for a post in her "Purge" series earlier this month.

But I think I just needed another finish.

That, and I was relatively caffeinated for someone who's gone largely without this summer. :o)

Either way, it's a step in the right direction!

...Though I still might have to add a gradient border fading from blue to pink to tie it all together.  Maybe.  We'll see.  In the meantime, I'm linking up with "the Purge" over at Stitched in Color.  Are you purging along?

the Purge


  1. Gorgeous---I love feathers! I may have to make me a block or three of feathers. :)

  2. Beautiful quilt top!! I LOVE your fabric choices!!!

  3. Ah-MAZ-ing. I love how you included those little bursts of color in the background. I can SO appreciate how intensive the feathers can be. ;) Miss reading your posts! Glad to see you back!

  4. I love the added strips of white/low volume you added to the feathers. I vote for the gradient border but that's because I'm a gradient junkie. You might not want to feed the addiction. ;)

  5. I love the layout and dashing touches on this. I keep meaning to make blocks for you but I never find the time. Ugh

  6. Cool, cool, cool! That is an awful lot of progress in one day. Kudos for sure! It's coming out lovely =)

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