Spirit Shard Quilt …New Feathers

SPIRIT SHARDS Quilt in Progress...Feathers ready to be sewn on
SPIRIT SHARDS Quilt in Progress…Feathers ready to be sewn on

I have quilted my painted quilt, SPIRIT SHARDS.  The feathers I made and showed in my previous post were very colorful…actually too much so for this quilt.  I have used one toward the bottom of the piece, but felt I needed to make an entirely new set of feathers in more neutral tones.  VIOLA!  They turned out to be just what I was looking for.

I’ve arranged them as I think I want them to be.   The photo only shows part of the quilt because I have a call for entry that seems appropriate for this piece and I’m considering entering it for jurying.

I will bind the quilt and sew on the hanging sleeve before I apply the feathers.  I am going to shape each feather with some contour stitching, trim the quill end and then attach them by hand with some embroidery along their “spines”.  I want them to remain three dimensional…I’ll see how this goes…from the studio


    1. I usually charge by the square inch ($1 and up) or square foot ($100 and up) depending upon the techniques used to create the fabric and quilt surface and the amount of quilting, etc. This helps to keep my pricing consistent within a series done with a similar technique. Until I have completed a few more with this method of embellishment, I cannot determine where in the range this method will fall. The working size of this piece is 32X45 inches.

      1. This is, without a doubt, the most beautiful quilt I’ve ever seen in my life.

        I don’t know how to do the math on it (the cost) – but worth every penny…

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