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Nov 12, 2012

Feather in my cap

Nov 12, 2012
Pin It Well, I did it.  I finished Katie's bee block - although far be it from a feather in my cap.  I managed to make a disaster with this block that required ordering more fabric.  Simple enough, Katie requested these Feather blocks with Anna Maria Horner's free pattern.
You know that saying about Measure twice, cut once?  I need to remind myself that also applies for reading the directions.  I should have read them three times.  I realized I needed a right and left side, but didn't fold my strips.  I ended up with feathers with plumes that all slanted the same direction, instead of the nice V shape they are supposed to have.  
And I cut out a third right side to boot.  So that meant I had to order some more Indie by Art Gallery.  I turned to my friend Peg at Sew Fresh Fabrics.  Here's the Indie print I ordered and some other goodies that happened to fall into my cart.
1.  Geisha in Bliss, Indie for Art Gallery
2.  Floradots in Grey, La Dee Da by Erin McMorris
3.  Too Muchery Damask in Mustard by Helen Dardik

The last 2 were on special $3.95 for half yards.  Peg (Sew Fresh Fabrics) has a lot of great specials right now, along with new lines like Indie, Field Study and Frippery.
Katie graciously allowed me to make my left sides one print to complete the block.  (AMH does show a few random feathers like this on the pattern cover.)  Most of the other ladies in the bee are sewing both feathers together to make one block, but I am leaving mine separate in case Katie would like to scatter them randomly in her quilt top.

I know there was not too much exciting to report in this post, but I want to share not only my successes here - but also my difficulties and errors.  I'm just so frustrated that I messed up someone else's block!

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2 comments:

  1. It's beautiful, AnneMarie! I love the extra variety it will give my quilt.

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  2. It is beautiful... the left side looks good, too!

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