If you haven't discovered Val's Quilting Studio, you need to go browse. And I love her idea of re-visiting our old posts with some fun themes (going thru the alphabet). I haven't been very accomplished at feather quilting, but I have done a few FQ quilts. Although in browsing back thru my blog, I found I didn't always blog about them - they were more in my flickr account.
I've done a number of Melissa's @ Happy Quilting quilt-alongs using FQs, so I chose one of my favorites due to the fabric I used. I drooled when Little Black Dress came out!! This is Melissa's 'StarBurst' pattern and you can find the original 'finale' post HERE.
And I am currently working a few QALs using up some of my FQs - I tend to pull bundles apart for a project and then I have all these poor, lonely, feeling unloved FQs. Being in my Purge mode - they are being used.
I'm playing with Cindy's Christmas BOM Row Quilt and trying to use up a Connecting Threads FQ bundle (Holiday Blues) along with scraps. This month's block was cute candies for a row of delishous fun. I know there is no blue in this row LOL!! I thought of my Gr.Gran V who would always have these cute glass stripey candies mixed in some fake snow along her mantle.
I had bought a full FQ bundle of Howard Marcus Collection For a Cause "Historical Blenders" and boy I have a lot left over. So I decided to use them in the "Country Corners" sew along with Lyn @ SewnWildOaks using her PatchWork Math book. She gives the basic components you need from the book along with some sample layouts - and you go for it with fabric, color, and layout choice. I am making two of each month's assignments.
And I am following the Howard Marcus Fabric Designer Sewalong. I have a mix of 'Primative Gatherings' FQs (with a few of my scraps) to play with this one.
I know you all shuddered over the Patchwork Math book - felt it. BUT if you know your quilt math, you can figure out many blocks in different sizes as well as be able to calculate what you can get out of a FQ. FQ bundles make for great sampler quilts.
Be sure to go visit Val's Quilting Studio to see the link ups for FQ quilts and Feather Quilting.