We've all heard of 'a feather in one's cap' which means you've been successful or have done a good deed. Not only is the feather your reward to self but it also serves the purpose of letting others know what a good boy or girl you've been.....
Well, Anna Marie Horner was a very good girl when she shared her Feather Bed Quilt PDF with us.
And, I was a very good girl when I decided to join the Bay Area Modern Quilt Guild BOM. Block No. 2 in the BAM-BOM is the FEATHER.
I printed my template pattern, gathered my fabric, cut my strips and sewed them together....hey, I'm liking this.
Until, I had a mental block on how to get those feather strips going in just the right direction. It was one of those hey....get a life moments until finally, my brain cleared and the four feather pieces came together at just the right angle! I further decided that if the four corner pieces that attach to each end of the feather were cut larger than the template, the construction would be much easier. Sew them on, then trim to size!
Here, my feather block joins Block No. 1.....Film Strip - here's how to make the block.
P.S....I'm now going to rip the center seam of the feather block and turn one of the feathers in the alternate direction. That will add more interest to the feather block.....I think.