Thank you guys for visiting me!
It’s almost like an anniversary…
Alison and I became acquaintances… and then friends…and now I am her assistant!! …
It’s been barely a year since we have gotten to know each other and I can’t believe how quickly our friendship and working relationship developed…
One day she was hearting my pillow on instagram… and the next I am designing and working with an incredible, hardworking, creative designer. WHATTTTTTT???!!!! I know right?
I am so excited to finally be able to blog about our 1st quilt pattern. Feathers.
I am squealing right now as I look at the above quilt. This was my first pattern run through and I had decided to keep it simple… I used Robert Kaufman Kona Cottons in my favorite 3 colors. When I finished it I knew exactly who I was going to send it to… Emerson Quilting !! Emily is just phenomenal. This is the second quilt I have sent to her and it just keeps getting better. THANK YOU EMILY… You took my breath away. OH also… Emily is a nominee for Martha Stewart American Made so PLEASE vote for her 🙂
I am especially excited about the flexibility of this paper piecing pattern. When purchasing patterns I am always brainstorming ways that I can use it in unique ways; Feathers was no exception.
I made the above pillow for my friend Mel… She just moved into her new house and I wanted to make her something special. I love pillows because they allow me to get an idea out of my head without the time investment of a quilt… I totally see more of these in my future.
I selected Template M and N… (Just incase you want to create a similar one)
Alison and I also wanted to make sure that the pattern could be used without sashing too. It definitely changes the feathers look to a more chevron zigzag look depending on the templates you choose. For this zippy pouch I chose to scale the pattern to 45%. Don’t forget that when you do any scaling of templates… you have to make sure your seams are redrawn to a 1/4 inch.
I was also able to finish up this baby quilt using Andover Textured Solids… Let me tell you they are so soft. It almost makes me want to have another baby to wrap up… NO not really… 🙂 I really can’t explain how yummy this quilt feels.
I am sure by now you have seen the breathtaking giveaway on Alison Glass Designs…. but it you haven’t YOU NEED TO ENTER its super easy and will be going on for the full duration of the blog hop.
The Feather’s Pattern can be purchased in Alison’s Shop!
Do you see the amazing list of talent below… stop by to see what they are up to there may be awesome prizes along the way… HINT HINT.
Group 1 – Feathers, Text, Party Streamer