Well - it's almost one in the morning (so technically it's day four) - and I'm finished with my parents quilt! I pieced this a LONG time ago and it's been sitting around waiting to be quilted. It was my first experience with Y seams and some of them weren't closed. Eep. Got the foot stuck in a hole more than once today...
I was determined to try feathers...they aren't fabulous...but they will do! They are super thready...they look a lot like my first feathers on my domestic. I'm feeling like if I just keep plugging along, challenging myself I can do this.
I didn't piece this well so there was some fullness I struggled a bit to redistribute. Good practice though. Not that it was terribly difficult, but I was still trying to figure out how to slow down to plan ahead and keep things neat. That will take some practice that's for sure. I also got a small pleat on the back and I sort of knew it was going to happen...didn't pull the backing taught enough but I know now...I had a feeling it was too loose, I should have listened to my instincts! ;)
My parents are pretty forgiving so I didn't do much ripping when the feathers started to get ugly. LOL** This is their bed quilt...and I'm READY for bed! My Mom has a small quilt she's putting a backing together for me to quilt for her and a friend from my quilt guild has a quilt she offered for me to practice on so I've got my work cut out for me. Having a great time though! I'll try to post over the next few days but it may be slow going. The house is starting to fall apart and I think tomorrow I'm going to have to catch up on all the chores I've been neglecting to play with my new toy. :)