Last August, I was lucky enough to take a class with the one and only Anna Maria Horner. You can read all about my lovely day here. We worked on her truly stunning feather block (you can download a free PDF of the pattern- and all her other free goodies as well- here.) But here’s the sad truth. I came home from that class, put my fabric down, and didn’t touch it until, um, last week.
I’ve said it over and over again- last year was my year of no mojo. Not one quilt finished. Ugh. And this gorgeous quilt block, with its many points needing to match up, and potential for nasty bias stretching, couldn’t have come at a worse time for me. The block was gorgeous- and I left a multi-hour class with only half of one done.
After working on those super simple and fast baby quilt tops last week, I decided I was ready to return to my feathers. Maybe it was my newfound love of spray starch and pins, maybe it was the return of my mojo, but I didn’t find the feathers quite as difficult as before.
Which is NOT to say I didn’t spend some quality time with my old pal, Mr. Seam Ripper.
I have now gone from one half of one block to enough feathers to make 4 complete blocks. Victory! Except for the minor detail that 4 blocks isn’t enough for anything but a wallhanging, and I don’t want a wallhanging. So next week, it’s back to cutting and sewing strips, so I can cut out more feather halves… But meanwhile, I’m going to enjoy looking at these.
PS, I’m linking up with Lee’s WIP Wednesday over at Freshly Pieced…
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