I am so excited to finally be able to share with you my FIRST EVER completed quilt!! I started it back in early October, and used Allison Glass’ new Sun Print fabric collection along with her Feathers Quilt Pattern.
I must say that I love the fabric/quilting world. I was so completely inspired by the first picture of her Feathers quilt I saw online, that I quickly e-mailed her asking about a kit. After some back and forth, she was kind enough to pre-release a bundle of fabric for me with the condition that I promise not to post any of her collection on social media until she’d finished releasing her new collection! As you can imagine, I jumped at the chance and got started as soon as the kit arrived!
The foundation paper piecing made this quilt a cakewalk. I pre-cut all the papers, cut up the navy chambray background and coloured fabrics into the all the required pieces (and labeled them!).
The quilting was a learning process. As I’ve never done it before, I used the walking foot and stuck to stitching in the ditch, and I must say I am really happy with the result. So without further ado, here is a picture of the finished quilt!
As you can see, I decided to piece the back with some leftover fabrics, a few solids, and some Anna Maria Horner Field Study Linen in Parenthetical Berry. The feathers just seemed to tie in so well with the front and overall theme of the quilt. I just love how it turned out and I love the vibrant colours!
I had decided early on that I would gift this quilt to my mom for Christmas, and so to personalize it a little, I also appliquéd an owl on the back. Her nickname in French is “Chouette” which means owl :) Also perfect for the quilt theme!
It may have been a little over ambitious to make this quilt as a Christmas present… but I made it… barely… I was literally sewing on the binding by hand on Christmas morning! But it was totally worth the effort! I even got a few tears for all my hard work ;)
How did you feel when you first gave away something you put a lot of time and effort into? Giving away this work-of-love was such a great feeling. To know that it will be used and loved makes me so happy. I already can’t wait to start on my next one, lol, and I may already have a project! Can’t wait to share it with you!