Thursday, November 15, 2007

Feathered Wall hanging




About a year ago I made this block. It was just an experiement. I had the idea to make nine different blocks with different fabrics. While sewig the second block I came to another idea .

This block is a leftover. As I am going to teach a feathered star class, I thought I could use this block as a simple wall hanging example. So what about a border??? In these pictures you can see some different ideas....I didn't like any of them ....With blue I tried to add color, but it didn't work. To me everything looks boring.........


Finally I came to this idea :-). Do you see the little blue all the way around, till the last pieces met each other ..... HECK.... my system doesn't work! I thought: "hmmm, a nice blue triangle and I am done !!!!" Nobody is perfect :-) .
Lucy

25 comments:

ineke said...

Top Lucy.Ziet er voor mij perfect uit!!!

dot said...

Just beautiful.

andsewitis Holly said...

I never would have noticed and even after you mentioned it, I still had to look for it. It's perfect, Lucy :)

Dawn said...

Oh it is wonderful! I remember now when you made those I just loved that feathered star! I was going to say I'll email you some really cool pics for ideas but I see you worked it all out already!

kjquilts said...

Lucy, your choice of border is perfect! I love your little blue triangle too!

atet said...

It's lovely -- and if it isn't perfect, well, I can't tell if you don't say anything about it!

Patti said...

It looks like a beautiful snowflake to me

Kieny said...

I agree, it's beautiful!

Kristi in the Western Reserve said...

So charming. I feel happy to look at this lovely little feathered star.

julieQ said...

Very pretty! and just the right size for your hanger. What a nice inspiration for your students.

Julie

Elaine Adair said...

The first two borders WERE boring - fortunately, you are skilled and knew what was needed. The 3rd one is just right!

Gypsy Quilter said...

Oh wow, can I join your class?

gwen said...

What a clever way to have solved the problem that way. The blue triangle brings a bit of sparkle. Great idea! Take care.

Libby said...

Another beauty! Is that some of your new plaid I spy in the border? Makes it just right *s*

Gumbo Lily said...

Beautiful feathered snowflake. Perfect for the winter season.

Jody

La Tea Dah said...

Beautiful --- I enlarged it and love the blue triangle! Lovely!

LaTeaDah

Cascade Lily said...

It's gorgeous Lucy! That plaid really sets it off perfectly...including the blue!

Heidi said...

How pretty it turned out Lucy! The colors work so wonderfully! I love the 'wrong' blue triangle which to me is not a mistake. It is a humility block. The Amish always make a deliberate 'mistake' to show that only God is perfect. When I used to give lessons, I used to joke with the ladies and tell them it usually happens spontaneously. :)

~~ Heidi ~~

quiltteacher said...

First time to your blog. Enjoyed reading about your family and seeing your quilts. Beautiful!

Angela said...

Quite yummy.

Paula said...

I really like your feathered star...it took me quite a while to find the blue fabric. I think it adds charm.

FabricMom said...

I think it turned out beautiful. I just love it. Great job.

cher said...

I think the blue gives it zing-it came out stunning...a real treasure.

Donna said...

Your work is beautiful!
And I want to thank you for visiting my blog and leaving such a nice comment!
Hugs,
Donna

Kathie said...

lucy
have you decided how to finish this quilt?
can't wait to see it.
I signed up for a feathered star quilt class in April with the guild.
should be fun!
Kathie