Blocks Series - Modern Feathers - Block 7May 24, 2023
This quilt block took quite a lot of marking. I have mentioned this before but I'll say it again, I love and almost exclusively use blue water-soluble markers. I mostly use one by Kering but almost any blue water-soluble pen will work. The technology isn't new and I haven't had any real trouble. When I do need to mark a darker fabric I use a mechanical chalk pencil in white or pink.
Here is a link to the YouTube video this week:
Here is my first attempt at this block on the scrappy pieced version of this quilt that I made.
I actually really like this block and other than the ribbon candy design I think this is pretty modern actually. So I only modified the plan a little.
And the final stitch out.
Longarm quilting for customers can be very stressful and it is important to know your tools well and that is why I always stick to the same marking tools over and over.
I love how these quilted feather motifs bump into one another. Adding a little pearl to the open spaces helps to fill the area. Here is a link to the panel and free quilt pattern if you haven't picked one or the other up yet.
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On a personal note, my husband and I have spent the whole of Spring building out our very own camping van. I've always been a big camper/outdoors person, and I have always slept in a tent and cooked over a proper fire. But with the kids getting older and venturing out on their own I have no camping buddy (Jeremy isn't into sleeping on the ground for fun). So I conceded to building a van. We took "The Golden Spruce" out on a maiden voyage... I was wrong, the van is way more comfortable than I could ever have imagined. We got to camp, took out our chairs... and we were there. I'm excited about this new chapter.
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