Sunday, May 11, 2014

Oh, the Endless Possibilities

If you have made Anna Marie Horner's Feather Bed Quilt, thought about making it, or flipped through the (free!) pattern, then you know that making the feather blocks is only the beginning ... then you have to decide how to arrange them.

48 Feathers on the Design Wall

Should they be perfectly aligned, like soldiers, standing at attention (above), or randomly flipped and rotated (below)?

Feather Blocks, Rearranged

It's another brutally windy day in Santa Fe, so I'll likely stay inside and arrange and re-arrange some more this afternoon.

For a closer look, I've been posting the individual feathers on my 365 Feathers blog.

I'm joining the list of quilters sharing their Design Walls on Judy's Patchwork times.

14 comments:

Kathryn said...

For my 2 cents, I think all in a row doesn't do the blocks justice.

Gail in Vegas said...

I love these Sophie! How about all different ways including up side down (you have a few like that) and some extra white in between a few; maybe that would make them look like they floated down to their position.

Terri said...

I like the "feathers in the wind" look.
Hugs

QuiltSwissy said...

I love the second setting! They look more natural that way for whatever reason. You could still send them all to me if you can't make the decision!

Mystic Quilter said...

I too like the second setting, gives a lot more movement.

Cathy said...

Love the color combination and the second layout. I'm still considering making one some day.

joe tulips said...

I love the random best! These are really pretty.

P. said...

They're beautiful! Personally, I think the random flip and rotate method is a wonderful way to set them. Gives the eye a little extra fun.

CathyC said...

loving the random 'flip flop' look :)

Bridget said...

I'm a fan of every which way.

Katie said...

those feathers are awesome

Needled Mom said...

Oh what fun!!!! They look great too.

A Nudge said...

Both great, but I"m leaning toward the randomly placed one. They are beautiful! What a fabulous use of strings.

Elizabeth said...

They are beautiful feathers, Sophie. I'd love to see them paired and then on point -- I think strong verticals are compelling (the black centers) and would be interested in how they'd look on an angle...

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