Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Quilting ~ New Pattern ~ Modern Feathers

I'm having fun quilting on this new QCR design.  We've decided to call it "Metro Twist"!


I had this top all loaded and was going to do some straight line quilting and changed my mind last minute.  I ended up taking it off the frame, reloading it to go the other direction so I could do some custom quilting on it.  Love how it's turning out!

I'm going pretty bold on the two different threads I'm using.


The quilt is so bright that the thread looks great on it!

I wanted to do some different feathers and instead of making them rounded on the tips I'm making the tips rectangular.


These are super fun and simple.  As you can see there is no center vine.  I mark a vine with my chalk pencil first and then quilt one petal to the next going from left to right to left to right and up the chalk marked vine.


The blue thread is a variegated King Tut thread and it looks beautiful on the navy background fabric!  It's been a while since I used a variegated thread.


This pattern is a layer cake friendly!!  How cool is that!  Just one layer cake and your background fabric is all you will need.

~Sew Kind of Wonderful~


34 comments:

Pat Merkle said...

Love the quilting! Of course I always love your quilting, but this is really cool.

DuAnne said...

Love this pattern and the "Modern Feathers". Hadn't seen this before. Nice Job.

Teresa Silva said...

This is a cool pattern and I love your new feathers! You're so talented. Thanks for sharing how you did it.

Saskia (knitandpatch) said...

Looks fantastic!
Saskia

Rebecca Grace said...

I love this, Jenny! Your new angular feathers look very modern and counterpoint the curves really well. I'm so glad you didn't go with boring straight lines.

Question -- I can't tell from the photos. Do you stitch in the ditch everywhere first for this quilt, or just echo 1/4" on either side of the curved piecing lines? I first learned to stitch in ALL the ditches as a first step in machine quilting, but have since realized that doing it that way can mess up quilting motifs that I want to stretch across the piecing lines. Your work is always so beautiful.

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

This is a neat idea...very nice

Teresa in Music City said...

Beautiful Jenny - LOVE the modern feathers!!!! That looks simple enough for me to try on my domestic machine :)

TaraB said...

I love that quilt - and the quilting. What is the pattern?

Gail said...

Love it! When will Metro Twist be available?

Debbie said...

Love it! what fabric line is this?

Michelle Jensen said...

Well, that's amazing. I know that you hear this ALL THE TIME BECAUSE IT IS TRUE. But you really are so inventive when it comes to this quitting thing. I really find so much inspiration from you and really just trying to replicate what you do is enough really it is. Anyway, wonderful idea with the feathers. I can't wait to try that idea because I haven't ever seen anything like that before but it is kinda a simple idea if you think of it it is just getting to the thinking which is why you are so amazing. Anyway, great job :)

Leeanne said...

Oh loving this! Cool feathers! Is the pattern, or I prefer PDF pattern available now?

Quilt variations said...

Beautiful quilt! Stitch as always amazing

Kerstin said...

love the quilt and the quilting.
What a dream. What threads are you using?

Little Island Quilting said...

Fabulous (as always)

Gosia @ Quilts My Way said...

Great quilting, Jenny! As always!
What kind of threads You used? Could You write me numbers of colors and manufacturer?

Kim Johnson said...

Beautiful!!!! Love the quilting! When will the pattern be available?

MalinisQuilts said...

Wow! this is just awesome! Love it!

Kathy Holscher said...

This is wonderful! Love the fact that it uses a layer cake...I have several cakes just waiting for this pattern!

Melissa Corry said...

It looks stunning Jen!!! You never cease to blow me away with your mad quilting skills!!

Mark and Judy said...

Love 'everything' you post and that includes you new take on feathers! So inventive. You are a huge inspiration to me! Thank you!

Nancy Bogard said...

Now I want to do this one too and I haven't finished the other one yet.I love your with so exciting and challenging.keep up the good ideas.

Nancy Bogard said...

Now I want to do this one too and I haven't finished the other one yet.I love your with so exciting and challenging.keep up the good ideas.

Kathy P said...

Gonna have to put this one on my "must-do" list! It's stunning! And as usual, your quilting is the crowning touch. Perfect!

Karin said...

the quilting is fantabulous Jenny! Love the mod feathers!

Laura Davies said...

Love the leaves!

QuiltingCyclist said...

Love these "feathers.". Hope you do a video that demos it.

QuiltingCyclist said...

Love these "feathers.". Hope you do a video that demos it.

Barbie Mills said...

I love the feathers--I will definitely be trying this one sometime!

Ginny Chung said...

I love the scrappiness of this quilt. I'm always looking for new unique quilts to use up my stash.
Great job.

Wanda said...

Gorgeous! I especially love the navy. Your quilting is, as always, perfection.

Miss Jamee Quilts said...

i just love your patterns...and your quilting! and i just happen to have a layer cake, just sitting there! but polka dot bikini is first!

Becky (My Fabric Obsession) said...

gorgeous quilting! and I'm really looking forward to this pattern. Layer cake friendly is such a bonus. :)

Rail princess said...

I would love to purchase

the metro twist pattern. When will it be available for purchase?