Nature Inspration: Feathers


A few months ago I joined a wonderful group of quilters where every quarter we create a individual quilt project based on a chosen theme. The group is called the Endeavourers and is hosted by Catherine and Janine. Our first theme is Nature.

I was very excited with the theme. Nature is so inspiring and I think we all can relate that when seeking for inspiration we like to contemplate the horizon, look up to the sky, admire the flowers blooming in our garden, listen to the birds singing or marble at the wonderful colors during the sunset. Nature is so vast is wonderful. But there is so much richness on the details.

When brainstorming for this project my mind was going so many directions; so many options I couldn't deicide. So one day while gardening I saw a group of tiny feathers being carried by the wind across the lawn in the garden. Then it suddenly hit me... feathers will be. I found this old photo I had taken of another feather in may garden and decided it will be my inspiration for the colors.

I decided to use linen for the feather. I don't think I can ever tire of using linen in my projects. I love the natural texture and color variations.  I decided on simple straight line quilting to highlight the shape of the feather. Feather Pattern by Anna Maria Horner.

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