Dad’s Quilt Nearly Done

Tired of seeing Dad’s quilt yet?  I might be  . . ask me this time on Tuesday!  It’s off the longarm, threads are trimmed.

The binding is on; all that’s left to be done is get the hand work done and wash and dry it before I leave on Wednesday.

I went with green binding because I thought I was getting too much red in there.  There are more feathers on this quilt than there are in that box in my downstairs garage! 🙂

Meandering is not my favorite type fill but anything too terribly dense, like McTavishing, would have made the quilt a bit stiff so I just did meandering around the background in the blocks.

But I stuck feathers in every nook and cranny I could find!  Notice the little tiny feathers in the outer sashing.  Aren’t they cute?

I hope to get a better picture of the backing because the quilting shows up really nice on the back side.

It’s been a long time in getting to this point but I hope Dad loves it!


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    Bobbie says

    Its beautiful and REALLY–ITS BEAUTIFUL! Your Dad will love it to death. You amazing quilter, you!!!! Hugs, Bobbie

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    Deb says

    No WONDER it took forever! That is A LOT of quilting, and it looks great by the way. Makes me want to get to it and get some of MY tops done! Good job-again!

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    Judy, the quilt is absolutely stunning! I thought it was awesome before you quilted it, but now — oh, gosh! Tell Dad if he doesn’t love it, you have a friend in CA who will take it!!

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    I am a big fan of this quilt. I love all the feathers too. I haven’t tried to do feathers freehand. I have only used a template and handquilted. I loved it but it was so time consuming. Fab!

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    I love everything about this quilt. From the blocks, to the setting, from the colors to the abundance of feathers in every little nook and cranny.

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    Denise says

    How could anyone get tired of looking at that quilt. It’s wonderful. I especially like the sashing design with the squares and x’s – just that extra little touch that makes it all so stunning.

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    Echoing everyone else – it is lovely!

    I also like your border with the varying blocks.. just wonderful…I’ll have to remember that for a future quilt.

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    Wonderful job on the quilt!!! Your dad will love it. I made it to Paducah today and wait until you see the convention center. They did an absolutely wonderful job remodeling it.

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    Diana says

    That is absolutely beautiful and your dad will love it. Have a wonderful time.
    Port Orchard (Cedar Cove), Washington

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    quilterbee says


    Your Dad’s quilt turned out beautiful. I love the fabrics and the quilting.


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    Karen says

    The quilt is absolutely beautiful. The quilting is so nice. Your dad is very lucky. What a treasure!