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April 24, 2015
Feathered Star Success! from a daily dose of fiber

Feathered star success!

 

The tiny feathered star top is done! The partial seam piecing wasn’t too bad and I only had trouble with one seam; the last one of course! I had to do what I always tell my students – only rip out three times. Because of the Fun-dation, it’s all quite square with no wonkiness. I could not have pieced such small half square triangles accurately without it.

It finished up at 10″ and then I added a bit of background around the star so that the points really show. I would have liked to have made the border of ...

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January 3, 2015
#igminiswap Quilts from Flying Parrot Quilts

Happy New Year, everyone! I meant to post this before Christmas, but it seems time got away from me. I was involved in the Instagram mini swap this fall, and here finally are pictures of my quilts!

My partner was @terireymann, who also loves cockatiels, so it was easy to decide to go with a feather theme for her mini. She prefers traditional quilts, which was a nice challenge for me. I decided to try my hand at a feathered star block.

Feathers, Feathers Everywhere by Sylvia Schaefer

I started with a lot of half square triangles, using teeny weeny Thangles. They worked pretty well, although ...

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